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Zeek - Catahoula Leopard Dog / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Catahoula Leopard Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

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Date Listed: 12/10/2016
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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: 12/10/2016
Location: South Amana, IA 52334
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
Activity Level Moderately Active
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). 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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    • 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). "Jack has exceptional intelligence – I am not going to tell you HE wrote this but I 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 it 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 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 "lead 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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    • Saint Bernard-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

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      Breed: Saint Bernard-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Saint Bernard / Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat). Nazli (lovingly nicknamed Noz or Nozzie) is not up for adoption through Safe Haven, rather she is a Courtesy Listing on this website - please email her owner Patsy directly at: patricia-wheeler@uiowa.edu for more information if you are interested in giving her a new home. Nazli is a 2 year old St. Bernard/Heeler Mix that weighs approximately 70 pounds. Check out her sweet face - those eyes seem to want to tell you a wonderful story of how she came to be such a great dog! She has a very unique background - she was rescued as a stray dog from the country of Turkey and her owner adopted her in November 2015 through a rescue organization that handled this special adoption! Nazli has been happily living with her owner near the Amana Colonies , along with a couple canine buddies- a younger male Bernese Mountain Dog and a mature male Beagle mix. Nazli is a smart dog with a wonderful disposition, and she seems to love everyone she meets. Unfortunately she has developed aggression towards another older dog also living with her....this is a small older terrier mix - and because of this aggression her owner has made the very difficult decision to rehome Nazli. Her owner will be doing a home visit with any interested person to make sure Nazli will be finding a new home that will suit her well. Nazli's current home has a doggie door and fenced in yard that she is very happy using, and she truly enjoys spending time safely in her fenced in yard - so it seems only natural that her next home should also have a fenced in yard for her to enjoy too. She may or may not get along with other dogs....this seems to be up to Nazli at this point. If her new home has another dog, a meet and greet for the 2 dogs is a requirement before taking her home. Nazli has never shown aggression towards people - not with food, toys, nail trimming, ear cleaning, etc. She is a very sweet and healthy dog. So if you are interested in possibly giving this unique "International Wonder Dog" Nazli, the new home she needs, please contact Patsy! 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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    • 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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    • Australian Shepherd-Boxer Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Roxy

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      Breed: Australian Shepherd-Boxer Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Roxy is a great companion dog - and has done wonderful in her foster home. She is laid back, and loves everyone she meets. She came to Safe Haven as an owner relinquishment as her owner was having some serious health issues requiring hospitalization and could no longer care for her. She did come into Safe Haven with a torn ligament tear in her right knee, so she is undergoing surgery on May 22nd to repair that old injury - and this is made possible due to the generosity of a wonderful non-profit group in Cedar Rapids called "Critter Crusaders". Once Roxy is healed from her surgery she will be ready to be adopted and settle in to her new forever home! She has lived with other dogs in the past and seems to ignore kitties when she meets them at her foster home. She absolutely loves her 16 year old boy in the foster home, and they play fetch and she shows off her obedience skills with a very polished "Sit" and "Shake" ability. Tennis balls and stuffed toys are her favorite toys, and she loves to play ...but then settles down very nicely for a long nap. Roxy doesn't jump on furniture and she is very well behaved during meals....just sits and happily watches the family eat - sometimes we just can't believe how well mannered she is. She loves going on car rides, and seeing the world around her...but she does well home alone if she needs to be left behind too. Roxy really does have years of wonderful love and devotion left to give some very lucky family - if you would like to meet her please let us know! 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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    • Miniature Pinscher Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Ricky

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher (short coat). Ricky is a spunky little fella - with a huge personality! He came to Safe Haven from another shelter in Eastern Iowa...where he had been found as a stray. He was transferred to Safe Haven in hopes we can find him a forever home, because Ricky needs a special home that can handle his issue of being "Food Aggressive". Unfortunately he will bite anyone that tries to take away his food dish, so we need to make sure we find Ricky a home that can safely manage this behavior. The shelter that Ricky came from had a couple different trainers that were working with Ricky, and they felt he was making some progress, but just couldn't help him overcome all his tendencies of wanting to bite anyone that tried messing with his food dish. So Safe Haven agreed to take in Ricky and find him a home where he can be loved and also handled safely. We feel a home without any small children would be best for Ricky, and also a home where the owners have experience or are willing to learn how to safely live with a dog that has known food aggression. Ricky may take a little bit to warm up to new people, and seems to like women a bit more than men. However, he is so motivated by treats, that we feel he will quickly makes friends with anyone that has treats to share and are willing to give him a little time to get comfortable with them. 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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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Sophie

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Sophie is a sweet little Chiweenie (Chihuahua / Dachshund) dog who would make someone a great lap dog. When we take her to adoption events at PetCo she sits primly on our laps all three hours! She does not seem to like big dogs sticking their noses in her face, but she is fine with children approaching her and petting her. When Sophie first came to Safe Haven she had very "gunky" eyes - so after a couple different treatments from the regular vet, she was sent to see an eye specialist that prescribed special drops that are really helping and her eyes look great. These eye drops will be something that Sophie will likely need the rest of her life, so if you are considering adopting this cuddle bug, there will be ongoing treatment needed, and if interested we will discuss further details regarding Sophie's eye drops. 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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