For information on adopting Domino, please contact the HOPE Program by CLICKING HERE or calling (717) 602-3489. You can complete an application online by clicking here. Domino's rescue requires a fenced in yard.

05-23-2015
"Domino's mind is hungry to train and learn new things so we have revisited some old training like sit, stay, walk nice, and down. This has helped to keep him focused on training and not lose focus. Domino has been learning commands with hand signals and is doing really well with that."

05-17-2015
"Domino and Baxter were within 6-12 inches apart in the down position and both stayed attentive with their eyes on me. I made sure they maintained with treats. Domino is as well as he could have ever been. I am so proud considering where he started. Domino is ready for a home and to make someone's family very happy."

05-09-2015
"Domino has learned a trotting technique where the annual trots like a horse beside his trainer like they do in competition. Right now, he does it by a short leash. I am working on him doing it on cue. I just want him to go to a home where he is cared for, loved, and given special attention."

05-03-2015
"Domino does well in listening and has learned to obey all commands. He does well with other people and all animals. He has learned not to guard his toys and plays well. We have recently explored walking nice on the leash because Domino got used to not being on the leash. His memory does well and he adjusted easily immediately. When Domino goes to his adopter, he needs to be given treats. Do not allow anyone to stand over him. People must come down to his level and give him time to adjust and he will do great."

04-18-2015
"Domino is a well behaved dog that only wants to love and be loved. He loves attention and will obey commands once he trusts you. Domino and Boomer act like brothers when they're together. He'd do best in a family with older children."

04-06-2015
Domino is doing much better with his people interactions and allowing people to pet him. Domino understands “wanna go with me” and “wanna go for a walk?” Domino also understands commands in Spanish, and does tricks on cue each and every time. What a smart boy!

03-21-2015
"Domino is not attempting to bite anyone right away. He will let you know when he doesn't want to be bothered and will turn away. He does well with socialization when treats are involved. He is learning commands in Spanish and following them. Domino has been sitting on peoples' laps and enjoying being petted."

03-14-2015
"Domino has exhibited behaviors that are consistant with being unsocialized, so now he needs to get used to being around people again. He does well when he is given treats with commands, and then affection afterward. He loves the sausage treats he gets when we play."

03-06-2015
Domino continues to do well and works on his commands every day. He does well with other dogs and loves to be held and have his belly rubbed.

02-28-2015
Domino loves to eat snow! He continues to work on his cues and commands and has no resource guarding issues. He loves to give you his paw, loves belly rubs and enjoys playing with his best friend, Jack.

02-20-2015
Domino has been having fun playingi n the snow! He loves people and other dogs and has been doing great with all of his commands.

02-14-2015
Domino works on his cues everyday and has even done some off leash walking! He's waiting for a family of his own at this point.

02-11-2015
Domino continues to do well and is ready for a family! He loves playing catch and with other dogs.

01-31-2015
Domino is doing very well and is friendly with everyone. He's a smart dog who is ready to leave prison and get a family of his own! He's very playful with the other dogs.

01-22-2015
Domino gave his handler quite a scare this week when he choked on some cotton from his bedding! Thankfully, the cotton came out and Domino is fine. His handler also says that Domino got a piece of pepperoni and did a back flip which was really funny! He's a great dog who really loves everyone, is great with his commands and ready for his forever home.

01-16-2015
Domino has done very well this week. He continues with his mat work and loves running, which he's done a lot this week. His handler says he's such a baby. He loves to be picked up and then falls asleep in his lap.

01-10-2015
Domino is doing great and working on mat training and loose leash walking. He's very good around people, not a resource guarder, and gets along well with other dogs. Domino's talent his is love. He really loves people as well as dogs and loves to be held and fussed over. He also rolls over and stands on his hind legs for treats. Domino is ready for his forever family - though he's not best suited for smaller children.

01-03-2015
Domino's handler reports he continues to do great and says he is ready for his forever home.

12-26-2014
Domino continues to behave very well. He loves people and the new dog, Jack. This week he's been working on the mat and loose leash walking. He's acheived everything asked of him and is ready for his forever home. He does need a family that will be firm with him and let him know whose boss from day one.

12-20-2014
Domino is doing very well with his cues. He did some nose work which went really well. He also knows down, sit, stay, wait and off. He loves to play, look out the window and be with people.

Domino has achieved everything, he just needs a good family that will love him and not give up on him.

12-13-2014
Domino's adoption didn't work out as planned and he is back in the 'big house.' This is only his first day so his handler is giving him some time to settle in. Domino is not dog or people reactive, and knows his cues: sit, down, stay, etc. Stay tuned for more updates on Domino!

Week 18 
Domino is going to his new home next week. His handler has been busy working on fine tuning his basic obedience skills.

Week 17
Domino continues to play with the other dogs in the program. He is now trusting people to pick him up and put him down.

Week 16
“Domino is doing very well with people and other dogs. He is ready to go to his home now. All Domino needs is someone to love him.”

Week 15
Domino’s handler believes he is a one owner dog. He is doing well with the other dogs in the program as well as all the handlers. He is a lap dog and loves to be rubbed and touched.

Week 14
“Domino is doing very well now with stay, sit and come. He does well with the other dogs, both big and small. He is also very good with people now. People can pick him up and put him down with no problems. He does well walking without the leash. He loves being outside!”

Week 13
Domino has been working with his handlers on his sit, stay, down and down stay. He’s also learning to walk on a leash without pulling when he sees the other dogs. He has started to notice the birds in the trees and likes to give chase.

Week 12
Dominio is working and playing well with the othe dogs and handlers. He enjoys having his belly rubbed. Dominio now understands the word "jump". When you ask him to "jump" he will get down off of your lap.

Week 11
Dominio enjoys laying in your lap. He still gets overwhelmed with large crowds. We continue to work on all of his basic commands.

Week 10
Domino is workong on playing well with other dogs. Domino is getting better with his up's and down's off of someones lap or arms.

Week 9
This week we worked on picking Domino up and putting him down. He is getting much better but still can be reactive when strangers try handling him. Domino earned Gold starts from his handler on sit and stay until he was called.

Week 8
Domino’s handler reports that this pup is “starting to do as he is told, but we work on the basics every day. When he is around other dogs and people for the first time, Domino is very happy, so he forgets his calls until I correct him. He also is playing with the other dogs more.” Keep up the good work, little boy!

Week 7
“Domino is doing well with coming back to me when called if no other dogs are around. He continues to do well with sitting and staying for longer periods of time. Last week, I worked on him doing this around other dogs. Now, I am working on these cues with other people around.” We’re proud of your progress, Domino!

Week 6
Domino received gold stars from his handler this week for staying seated in a doorway until he was called. “He is working on ‘stay’ as a key word and ‘let’s go.’ Domino is a great dog and works well one-on-one. When other dogs are around, he tries to do what he likes, so I am working with him on that.”

Week 5
Domino got a new a handler, “so I’m feeling him out right now. He is learning to crate (that’s a key word) and stay until he is called out. Domino’s aggression level is down, and he now allows you to pick him up. He is also more open to having more people touch him.” Keep learning new things with your new handler, little boy!

Week 4
Domino’s handler tells us that “he listens pretty good to verbal commands and corrections. He goes into the crate on command, and even though he has a little problem focusing when certain dogs are around, he has good recall. Domino is a playful, loveable little dog. He loves attention, likes to meet new people and gets along with the other dogs. He will be a perfect fit to a family or just a couple.”

Week 3
Domino spent his week with a different handler for a few days “to help him get used to new people. He seemed very timid at first, but he eventually settled in quickly. He learned boundaries and down, and worked on his basic commands such as sit, in and crate. If you’re interested in ‘Domo,’ you should know he doesn’t like when you raise your voice. You must always keep your tone childlike. During our time together, he opened up to me and he was very loving and clingy.”

Week 2
“Domino is adjusting well and going good. He is learning all of his basic cues, and is doing well with everything he is learning. I’m trying to teach him how to play and act with other dogs. He likes attention and giving it. I let him sit in my lap a lot. He loves it. Domino is a fun and active dog.”

Week 1
Domino started his training this week, and his handler reports that “we are really getting to know each other. He’s house trained and doesn’t bark much. I’m working on the basics like recall, sit, stay and crate. He is a very picky eater and doesn’t eat much right now. He also gets scared easily, but he does have a boatload of confidence. Domino is a good dog. He really likes sitting on my lap and getting attention. I want him to become the best dog and pet he can be.”

UPDATE 01-4-14
Domino headed to the big house to start his training with his bud Frasier. This little guy has a lot of potential and just needs some time to relearn the basics and work on his pack manners. He is an adorable, one year old Chihuahua who is available for adoption through A Tail to Tell, Inc.