We talked with Megan from the Humane Society today about Niles.

Niles is 2-year-old Terrier Mix that came to us via transfer from Clarksdale, MS. He has been known to get along with other dogs and is a people pleaser!

Niles is an Argus Alliance dog. What does that mean? - Argus Alliance was founded in memory of Argus, a Doberman Pinscher who was a certified rescue and therapy dog. He had a natural talent for making people smile and bringing them comfort. Argus often surprised people who had misconceptions that Doberman Pinschers were vicious. There are many other breeds of dogs, like Dobermans, who share the same unfortunate bias which is often generated and reinforced by media coverage.

We are committed to educating the public that all dogs are individuals and there is no such breed that is inherently "evil" or "aggressive." Thus, as part of Argus' legacy, we offers a variety of programs including rebates to adopters of those targeted breeds, or as we like to call them "Argus Friends."

What dogs qualify for Argus Friend Obedience Rebate?

Individuals who adopt an Argus Friend dog automatically qualify for the obedience class rebate and will be given the rebate coupon upon completion of the adoption. The Argus Friend obedience class rebates are designed for beginner and intermediate classes with the ultimate goal of earning Canine Good Citizen (CGC)® for an adopted Argus Friend dog.

How do I know who is an Argus Friend?

Bully type breeds as well as the following are considered Argus Friends:

  • German Shepherds
  • Rottweilers
  • American Pit Bull Terriers
  • American Staffordshire Terriers
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Chow Chow
  • Akita

Reimbursement Amount

  • $20 Beginner Class Completion
  • $30 intermediate Class (FREE GCG)
  • Evaluation (one time only)
  • Contact for Argus Friend Support

Megan also reminded us of Summer Camp  -  Our Summer Camp registration opens on April 1st! Each camp has a unique focus such as Vet Camp, Career Camp, and Media Mutts. 

You can get all the information on the Humane Society website or call (616) 453-8900.