Thumper - Dalmatian / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier-Dalmatian Mix Dog For Adoption in Alexandria, VA

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Organization Name: Chocolate Chip Dalmatian Assistance League (CCDAL)
Location: Alexandria, VA 22314


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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Dalmatian Mix
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Thumper

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Black
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Alexandria, VA 22407
Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier-Dalmatian Mix Dog For Adoption in Alexandria, VA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Dalmatian / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). If you live in DC, MD, or VA, go to www.ccdal.org for an application form . AVAILABLE TO ADOPTERS IN VIRGINIA ONLY! Meet Thumper, an adorable Dalmatian/Pit Bull mix that weighs 45 pounds and is about five years old. Thumper is very much still a sweet puppy and loves to play, run, and play some more! She has the sweetest face with precious expressions and ears! She came from a high-kill shelter where she was picked up as a stray and was out of time when CCDAL agreed to take her in. As you can see, Thumper is a very happy, social girl who would love to have a family to call her own and maybe even a four legged buddy to play with. She has a lot of energy and loves to run which is evident by the well defined muscles on her back end. She is very smart and is learning obedience and manners in her foster home and we are sure she will pick up on basic commands very quickly. She is already crate trained and loves to ride in the car. If you think Thumper is the right dog for you and your family and you live in Virginia, please fill out an application. Thumper is microchipped and fully vetted--spayed, all vaccines, heartworm negative, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. The family will need to invest in a crate since she is very much a puppy, and she will need a place to sleep and safely stay when her family is not home. Her new family will also need to continue with her obedience training. 3/4/14 To learn more, go to www.ccdal.org or email us at ccdal@comcast.net.

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    • Dalmatian Dog For Adoption in Alexandria, VA

      Bucky #2

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      Breed: Dalmatian
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Alexandria, VA
      Posted Breed: Dalmatian (short coat). If you live in DC, MD, or VA, go to www.ccdal.org for an application form . Hi there, my name is Bucky. I'm a pure-bred, liver-spotted Dalmatian, 5 years old, and a healthy 56 pounds. I'm up to date on all my vaccines, heartworm negative, and on monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. My foster mom took me to obedience school so I know all the basic commands. I'm house-broken and crate-trained...I love my crate and am happy to sleep there every night, but when you are home I'll want to be with you. I like kids, get along with most other dogs, but I don't know about cats! If you have room in your home and heart for a "Big Galoot" (whatever that means!) then I'm your guy. Please submit an application so we can meet and my foster mom can tell you all about me. 12/22/2016 To learn more, go to www.ccdal.org or email us at ccdal@comcast.net.
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    • Dalmatian Dog For Adoption in Alexandria, VA

      Chase #2

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      Breed: Dalmatian
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Alexandria, VA
      Posted Breed: Dalmatian (short coat). If you live in DC, MD, or VA, go to www.ccdal.org for an application form . Meet Chase. This cutie pie is only six months old and weighs just 34 pounds. Now that he is on a proper diet, he's gained six pounds in two weeks, and is looking much better than when he was abandoned by his owner. Chase has been brought up to date on vaccines, but he will not be available for adoption until after he is neutered in mid-January. Chase will need an owner that will enroll him in obedience training and give him plenty of exercise. A securely fenced yard and/or an avid runner will be needed...walks around the block are not going to be enough for him. If you are familiar with Dalmatians and their requirements with regard to diet and exercise (or are willing to do some research), and you think you can handle Chase for the next 15 to 18 years, submit an application. Young + Cute = Fast Adoption! 12/29/2016 To learn more, go to www.ccdal.org or email us at ccdal@comcast.net.
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    • Dalmatian Dog For Adoption in Alexandria, VA

      Zeus #2

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      Breed: Dalmatian
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Alexandria, VA
      Posted Breed: Dalmatian (short coat). If you live in DC, MD, or VA, go to www.ccdal.org for an application form . Hi there, you can call me Zeus! I'm just a year old, I have liver spots, beautiful eyes, I'm house-broken and crate-trained. I'm up to date on all vaccines, heartworm negative, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. Because I'm still a puppy, I'll need someone to take me to obedience training...it shouldn't be too hard because I'm a really bright dog and I learn quickly. If you make it fun and have plenty of treats I'll work hard to become a "good dog." I get along with kids, but they will need to weigh more than me until I learn not to jump on them! I'm in a foster home with three other dogs, but I prefer hanging out with the females. I don't know about cats, there are not any here, so I guess I will have to meet one and see how it goes. 12/29/2016 To learn more, go to www.ccdal.org or email us at ccdal@comcast.net.
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    • Dalmatian-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Alexandria, VA

      Socks

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      Breed: Dalmatian-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Alexandria, VA
      Posted Breed: Dalmatian / Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). If you live in DC, MD, or VA, go to www.ccdal.org for an application form . UPDATE: Socks has improved with medication and is being weened off of it now. She is still a little shy and uncertain, but is MUCH improved over her last report. She eats well, is now reliably housebroken (when she goes outside of her own accord!), but will still urinate if you try to lead her by her collar or cut her nails. Stay tuned for another status report. 8/30/16 UPDATE: Socks has been placed on medications to help her through her fears. Being afraid of people is no way to live when you are a really cute and loving dog; but, as much as she seems to want to be close, her fear gets the better of her. Her vet is hoping that the medication will help. The plan is to give it a month or two and see if she improves. Keep watching for updates. 8/5/16 Introducing Socks.....CCDAL's first "Labmatian"!! We believe Socks has a Dalmatian head and a labrador retriever body, so she is a beautiful Labmatian! She also looks like she has socks on with her white paws and black body. Our first time meeting Socks was a little terrifying for her. She didn't want to leave the transporter's crate and get into her foster mom's crate for the last leg of her journey to a new life. Socks was an owner surrender to a rural shelter and had spent her entire life in an outdoor pen. When the owner passed away, the family brought her to the shelter. Socks was very scared and not sure what was going on or who to trust. She had a wonderful shelter volunteer who worked very hard to find her a safe place where she could learn to trust. Socks was transported to CCDAL the Saturday before Easter. She was very nervous, but did not make a peep during transport and sat nicely in her crate. Her foster mom is patiently working with her so she can learn how wonderful the world can be! She will come up to her foster mom to have her face rubbed and wags her tail, but will back away if her foster mom tries to pet down her body. She loves food and that helps motivate her to learn new things! She so wants to trust and will get there! We already know that she can "smile" when she is happy (see picture below). Socks is believed to be about 5 years old, has been spayed, microchipped, received all shots, is heartworm negative and on preventative, and is being fostered with Katie. If you are interested in adopting her, please fill out an application and watch her page for how she is progressing! To learn more, go to www.ccdal.org or email us at ccdal@comcast.net.
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