USA

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

rescue

Ad Statistics

Ad ID: ADN-40022
Times Ad Viewed: 210 times
Date Listed: 10/01/2016
Date Expires: 22 days from now

verified Rescue Information

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


rescue
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
USA
USA
Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier-Dalmatian Mix Dog For Adoption in Alexandria, VA, USA
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.

If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
  4. Start looking… Once you know what you’re looking for and what to expect you can start your search through thousands of adoptable dogs. PuppyFinder allows you to search by age, breed, location and gender.
  5. Meet in person. Whenever possible it is best to meet the animal in person before agreeing to bring them into your life. Even though photos and descriptions can tell you a bit about a dog, you can’t get a true feeling for the animal until you are able to interact with them and make sure they are a good fit for your entire family, including other pets.