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Catahoula Leopard Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

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Organization Name: Safe Haven of Iowa County
Location: South Amana, IA 52334
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Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Zeek

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 09/23/2017
Location: South Amana, IA, 52334
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Catahoula Leopard Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
Activity Level Moderately Active
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  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $150.00. Meet Zeek! Zeek is seeking his forever family. His original owner lived in an apartment and found out that Zeek would bark too much during the day while he was home alone. So he contacted Safe Haven and asked us to help him find a new home for Zeek. This owner did tell us that he knew Zeek's parents and that Zeek is a Catahoula / Lab mix.....which we think is a super cute mix! That said, Zeek does have some look of a pitty to him, whether that is by chance or related to his actual heritage, we couldn't say. Zeek is housetrained, knows a few tricks, loves long walks, running around outside (often doing happy figure 8's!) cuddling on the couch, belly rubs, older children, women, car rides, playing tug of war, eating peanut butter out of a kong, small rawhides, and hot dogs. His "tricks" include: sit, shake, roll over, and jump high for treats! Zeek is not always comfortable with men upon first meeting them, he needs time to warm up. Zeek also does not seem to care for other animals, particularly other dogs. Zeek is a very strong dog, so he will need a strong owner who is willing/able to work with him on walking nicely on a leash (currently he tends to pull). Zeek is our longest term canine resident at Safe Haven. For the right person or family, he would make for an incredibly loyal, fun, and protective companion. Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter

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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Frosty

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $150. Frosty was adopted a couple years ago from Safe Haven, but returned because she has been having a lot of hot spots/skin issues. It was ultimately determined these issues were due to environmental stress caused by changes in her home situation to which she was not able to adjust, as well as possible environmental allergies. Frosty will need to be in a quiet home with no small children as they seem to make her nervous. She would also prefer a home with no other dogs or cats. She has now seen a veterinarian specializing in dermatology who feels she is responding well to treatment. She is undergoing immotherapy for the many allergens that she tested positive for amd seems to be responding very well. Current thinking is that because of the numerous allergens her discomfort and occasional crankiness was due to feeling really lousy rather than the home situation, but she still would probably be happier without sharing a home with toddlers. Medical Update February 2018: Frosty is responding well to immotherapy. She will most likey stay on this for the rest of her life. She will be seen again in three months. Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter
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    • Rottweiler-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Oaklynn

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      Breed: Rottweiler-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rottweiler / Mixed (medium coat). Adoption Fee: $200. Oaklynn came to Safe Haven with her brother, Boss, when their caregiver, the mother of the original owners, developed health issues. Her children, who originally had the puppies, were forced to leave them with her when they could not find an apartment that would accept two dogs this large. After a little time at the shelter she became more receptive of all the folks who interact with her although she had originally appeared to be shy. She is still young and ready/accepting of training. The pups previous owner estimated them to be less than a year old. We have learned that Oaklynn sometimes shows typical Rottweiller characteristics in that she likes to lean-in to humans as she is being petted. Another charming Rottie characteristic she has shown with her brother is the 'Rottie rumble' --the little low rumble like noise in her throat that can be a bit frightening to individuals who are expecting them to be big meanies. It is not a growl - they are talking to you. We can see Rottweiller shape of head, and size in Oaklynn; but we are completely unsure of the other side of the family. (Her brother has the typical Rottweiller markings and looks more like a Rottie than Oaklynn.) Oaklynn is very willing to try to please people, which is great because she is going to be 'gentle giant' size, especially if she puts on a little more muscle. Right now the body type does not seem all that Rottweiler, but maybe that is because she is still growing/filling out. She does better on a harness than a collar for leash work. She liked learning about raw-hides, treats, toys and other good things that come when she turns on the charm. She is great with volunteers and all the volunteers especially appreciate that she keeps her kennel clean. But, we have learned that she can be very assertive with cats. In fact, she was adopted and went for her home visit where she failed the 'living with cats and another dog' requirement ----which was a shock to us because she had seemed quite submissive with her brother, Boss, and had not been aggressive with cats when we took her into a room to test her. She still likes to jump when excited and might be a bit much for small children until she has had some training. If Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Mikey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $200. Mikey is a really sweet dog who is missing his people after coming to us through the pound. We have publicized his presence and waited for a couple of weeks for his people to show up but his family must not know about dogs being held here when they are picked up within the county. (If he only had a registered microchip we could get him back to his people. ) He is microchipped now and his new family who adopts him will be able to register him. He seems to know that he likes to be on a couch with a person and he keeps his kennel clean, so we believe he has had a good life in a home with a family. The vet who brought him up-to-date on vaccines and tested for Heartworm (turned out negative) thinks he is probably part lab, but no guess as to the other possible breeds mixed in. He came to us already neutered which was another indicator that a loving family was taking good care of him. Since we have not been able to find that original family Mikey would really like us to find a family who would appreciate him and the great qualities he learned with his first family. Since he might have shared a home with a cat we did do a bit of a cat test to see how he felt about kitties; but, as always with cat tests, it was a bit inconclusive because we always wonder if a different cat's reaction will be what will trigger a different response from the dog. He was 'okay' today with the kitty he met. We have not tried him with other dogs yet. We are always willing to have an approved adopter bring their current dog in to meet one they are considering adopting. Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page.
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    • Border-Aussie Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Jack

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      Breed: Border-Aussie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd / Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat). Adoption Fee: $200. Jack has exceptional intelligence – We are not going to tell you HE wrote this.... but we know if he had, he would have said: I was at the shelter before and found a wonderful, loving home. I loved those folks so much and enjoyed walking with them off leash and laying at their feet and riding in the pick-up. I responded when they called and constantly watched for them to indicate what I was supposed to be doing. However, I messed up --- I thought that if I did not know someone who came to the door, I should be suspicious of them if they seemed to be scared of me and maybe even growl – so I did. They would have forgiven that, I think, if I had not gotten too intent in my desire to protect “my people". I did not understand about grandchildren and how very special they are ---and that they are supposed to get lots of attention, even though they might be taking attention and love that I thought was mine. I am ashamed to say I nipped at a kid and no one had seen why. And unfortunately in another setting I did bite an adult that reached to pick up an item that I thought was a toy for me to play with. So, here I am looking for a new family that knows that I am both quick to learn and intensely loving and devoted to folks who make me theirs " Jack was returned to Safe Haven after these bites in his adoptive home, so he was sent to a professional trainer to assess Jack's safety and if he was safe, to learn what type of home that would be most ideal for him. After many months, Jack is back at Safe Haven and Robin, the trainer, let us know Jack is a nice dog, that deserves another chance in a home better suited for him. He does need a home where he is an only dog, and with no children. Jack actually did very well with his obedience training, and as it says above, he definitely is an intelligent dog! Robin is willing to talk and even meet with any potential adopters and make sure they understand what type of home and training Jack will do best in - but most of all Jack will need an owner that is willing to take the "leader of the pack" role. Jack's new owner will also need to take seriously what can happen when Jack is around new people, and be willing to kennel Jack or keep him in another safe room away from company when they visit. So if you consider yourself fairly dog savy, and are looking for a great young companion, that would love to further his obedience training - Jack may just be a perfect match for you - please contact us and come meet Jack! Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page.
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    • Husky-Mastiff Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Smallz - Cou...

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      Breed: Husky-Mastiff Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Husky / Mastiff / Mixed (medium coat). Smallz is not up for adoption through Safe Haven, but instead is a courtesy listing on our Safe Haven website. If you are interested in giving Smallz a new home, or have any questions about him, please give his owner Kim a call at 319-361-0000. Smallz is currently living in Monticello, Iowa. Smallz is a great dog, whose family has realized that he needs a new home where he will have more room to run. Smallz is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all his vetting. He just turned 2 years old, so he has many years of love and devotion left. Smallz would do best in a new home that does not have any cats, and he tends to prefer his dog friends to be female dogs - he usually does not do well with other male dogs. He loves kids and is housebroken. Smallz is not crate/kennel trained - he has always had free roam around the house throughout the day and night....however he has recently become very interested in being outside and even broke through a screen to get outside. So Smallz will need a home where he can be safely kept inside when needed, and some way to contain him in the yard as well because he loves to roam the world around him and has figured out how to jump over the current fence in his yard. These concerns has convinced his current family feels like Smallz would love a home out in the country. He is a Husky/Mastiff mix - check out the super cute picture below of Smallz as a puppy with his siblings and his beautiful white Husky mom! This Husky inside of him makes is a very active dog that dreams about exploring the countryside....so he just needs a home to help keep him safe and still get him the exercise he needs. Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter
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