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Grace - Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption
Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

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Organization Name: Contra Costa Humane Society
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
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Breed: Labrador Retriever
Gender: Female Female
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Grace

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 04/22/2017
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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Tags: Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
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Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier. Beautiful Grace lives up to her name in more ways than one. Not only is she friendly with everyone she meets, she takes life in stride on just three legs. Grace was adopted from a public shelter in April of 2015 and sadly, her owner recently has been faced with a move and is unable to take this sweet girl with her. She's hopeful to find Grace the perfect new home! Grace is estimated to be 2 years of age and is spayed and current on her vaccines. She's fantastic with everyone she meets and is also great with kids and cats. She can be dog selective, so would love to be your one & only canine friend. She's the perfect balance of playful and calm and is very loving and affectionate. She knows many basic commands, including how to sit & stay when the doorbell rings or it's mealtime. She's housebroken and loves to go on walks and adventures! She's fantastic in the home and not destructive when left alone. If you're looking for a great canine friend, this beautiful girl is waiting for you! Grace is an adoptable dog through CCHS's Re-Homing Assistance Program and has not been met or evaluated by CCHS. If you are interested in knowing more about or potentially adopting Grace, please complete an adoption application and we'll gladly forward it on to her current guardian!

Labrador Retriever

A.K.A. : Labrador, Lab
Overview: The Labrador Retriever is probably America's favorite dog. He is playful (well into his adult years) and is often seen as a lifelong friend.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 65-80, female: 55-70
Height (in): male: 22-24, female: 21-23
Colors: Solid black, yellow, or chocolate.
Coat: It should be short, straight and very dense, giving a fairly hard feeling to the hand. The Labrador should have a soft, weather-resistant undercoat. A slight wave down the back is permissible.
Character: Labrador Retrievers are obedient, sociable, and affectionate. Loyal dogs, they have a very playful nature ' even into adulthood.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are not considered to be great watch dogs, however.
Care: The Labrador Retriever requires weekly brushing, though twice weekly brushing is needed during times of shedding.
Training: This breed learns very quickly and is always eager to please. Training is quite easy.
Activity: The Labrador Retriever can easily adapt to the exercise level of your family, but actually needs a lot of exercise, including long walks and field sports.
Country of Origin: Canada
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and other eye disorders.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

More About Labrador Retriever Breed
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Yogi

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. If you've been on the hunt for a great companion, Yogi is it. An affectionate, outgoing, super-social cow-patch snugglebug is a dog that we pulled from a public shelter in 2013. From the get-go, Yogi loved everyone he met no matter age, size or gender. He also loves every dog and person that he meets - in fact, you take him to a dog park and his favorite part is walking around and greeting every person there! He also lives beautifully with three resident cats. He's a phenomenal dog and it quickly became apparent that his foster mom felt the same. She adopted him and ever since, Yogi has been a foster ambassador to every new dog and cat who's come into the home. He helps to show them the ropes and is always a gentleman. Yogi loves to go for car rides and hikes and walks. He's an active boy who thrives on companionship and would do great with a family. He's also a "guy's guy" and seems to really bond with men. He'd love a person or persons who enjoys outdoor activities and where he can be an active part of your life. At 6 years of age and weighing about 70lbs., Yogi is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccines. His foster-mom fell in love with him after fostering him and adopted him in 2013, but is looking to find this sweet boy a more active home where he can get the enrichment and activity she feels he deserves. If you're looking for a great dog to add to your life, consider this cow-patch cutie! Location: Re-Homing Assistance Program
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Chance

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Dalmatian. Handsome boy Chance is looking for a forever companion willing to give him just that, a chance. He won't take it for granted, either, and will quickly show his person that he can be their very best friend, faithful companion and snuggle-buddy to the max. Chance was adopted from a public shelter in early 2017 where he was at risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation. He'd been there for 5 months and wanted nothing more than someone to take him home as he'd become quite stressed in the shelter environment. He felt so much better after settling into a home; his once-sparse coat grew back in, he learned some new tricks (including sit, shake and down), found out how awesome it is to be a couch potato, and fell in love with his Moo (see photo). Chance is estimated to be 2 years old and is neutered and current on his vaccines. His new mom DNA tested him and found out this handsome guy is an American Staffordshire Terrier/Dalmation/Corgi mix. He's an active, playful boy who enjoys his toys and going for runs, so would do great in a home looking for a dog with whom to share their active lifestyle (mixed of course with lots of snuggle time on the sofa!). He'd love someone who can continue to teach him his tricks and commands and can help him learn about the great big world with adventures, training, patience and love. He completed a basic manners course with flying colors. Chance would thrive in an adult household (he still gets really excited when he meets people and may incidentally knock over a little one), and he'd be happiest as an only dog or with a similar-sized dog who matches his energy and play style. While his adoptive mom loves him so, her resident dog is not a fan of Chase's presence and so she's hoping to find him a forever home where he can thrive as he deserves. If you're looking for a consummate buddy, look no further! Chance is available for adoption through CCHS's Re-Homing Assistance Program and has not been met or evaluated by CCHS. If you are interested in meeting Chance, please complete an adoption application, which we will forward to his owner for review and contact. Thank you!
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    • Charlie - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 06/02/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Charlie

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Charlie has gone from wounded shelter pup to sweater model thanks to his fantastic foster mama! This handsome, affectionate, sweet little Chihuahua boy was brought into a public shelter after suffering a trauma (his injuries indicate that he was likely hit by a car) that left him with broken ribs on the left side of his little body. Nothing will dampen his gentle spirit, however, and one of his favorite things to do is snuggle and soak up life in the lap of luxury! Charlie is estimated to be 9 years of age and is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccines. X-rays done at the time of his neuter showed that he was healing up quite well, and based on how much love he has to give and how well he gets around, it seems he's feeling great! Charlie is not expected to have any long-term effects of his rib fractures, and this little guy is ready to find a great forever home. He'd do fantastic in an adult home or one with small-dog savvy teenagers and he's been great with his foster mom's resident dogs. He's an absolute charmer who would love nothing more than to wiggle his way into your heart (give him 2.2 seconds and his spell has been cast!). CCHS is able to help deserving dogs like Charlie, as well as in-need cats, through our Phinny Fund for Emergency Medical and Special Needs Animals. If you'd like to help us save the lives of these deserving friends, please consider donating to the Phinny Fund today through our donation link. Thank you! Location: Foster Home
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    • Rollie - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 06/02/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Rollie

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Rollie is the cutest, wiggliest, happiest little 8lb. Chihuahua there is, and to say that her disposition is anything short of a miracle given her tough upbringing is an understatement! Rollie came to a public shelter after being brought in from a hoarding case. She clearly was loved by her person, but it's difficult for any animal to receive proper care when they're only one of dozens. She was fearful and shut down at the shelter, hiding in the back of the dog run and too afraid to make eye contact. But once she found herself in a great foster home, the wiggles came out full force! She is definitely one thing for sure: an absolute lovebucket! Not long after arriving at her foster home, her foster mom arrived home from work to find that little Rollie had managed to escape her dog run outdoors, where she was allowed to relax with her two resident dogs and bask in the sunshine for the day. Two days later, Rollie was brought to an emergency clinic by a concerned citizen after being found wandering, and the poor baby had been hit by a car (seriously, talk about a tough go of things!). But did that slow down her shiny disposition and wagging tail? Nope! Not one bit. Rollie has had to have cage rest since being found in order to best help her pelvis heal (surgery was explored but not recommended by surgeons), but as nothing has been easy in this girl's life, neither was healing - her pelvis did not realign and no bone growth was evident in post-healing xrays. Amazingly though, her muscles and tendons have kept everything in place and this girl walks, plays and hops around as though nothing happened whatsoever. She is seriously a miracle girl! Rollie is estimated to be 3 years of age and is current on her vaccines and microchipped. She will be spayed one any potential healing time is finished. She's absolutely fantastic with other dogs and loves people. She'll need an adult household where someone understands that long runs on the beach probably aren't in this girl's future, but walks and snuggling most certainly are! Because she was in a hoarding home, potty training had apparently never been taught, so she'll need someone who's home and can continue to work with her potty training. But if you have a soft spot for helping dogs who've been dealt a rough hand in life (hoarding, hit by a car and an all-black coat (the most commonly euthanized in shelters and least commonly adopted)), then we've got your girl for you! The hard times put the shine into the diamond, and a diamond this girl is. Location: Foster Home
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    • Catelyn - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 06/02/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Catelyn

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. This wonderful mama and her two newborn pups were brought into a public shelter as over-the-counter strays, and into a wonderful CCHS foster home they went! Mama Catelyn nursed her two babies to be chunky, healthy and happy, and now that they're lined up with a forever home, it's Catelyn's turn to find a happy-ever-after! She is a wonderfully sweet 6lb. girl who loves everyone she meets, has been great with her foster mom's resident dog and is just a patient, gentle soul. She loves to snuggle and is a super easy girl. Catelyn is estimated to be 3 years of age and is current on her vaccines. She's scheduled to be spayed at the end of May and is currently available to a foster-to-adopt home until such time as she's spayed and can be officially adopted. Catelynn is such a doll that she even recently took on a third puppy who'd been brought in to the public shelter without a mama. At just 3 weeks of age, he still needed to nurse, so guess what amazing dog took him on like he was one of her own? If you're looking for an amazing soul, you can't get one that shines brighter than Catelyn! Location: Foster Home
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

      Coco

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) (short coat). This very special senior boy is looking for a loving person to call his own. Coco is a very happy, sweet and gentle senior boy who is in need of a forever home - his loving owner is planning extensive travels and will be living overseas for a portion of the year - and so Coco is hoping that someone will provide him a loving family in his retirement years. Coco is a darling Jack Russell Terrier who is just shy of 12 years of age and is neutered and current on his vaccines. Weighing just 12-15lbs., he's a great small size! Coco has lost his eyesight and so needs a home comfortable with having a blind dog, but he's acclimated beautifully and still loves to go on walks and play. He's fully housebroken and uses a dog door with ease, and he's had much experience with his owner's grandkids and has been wonderful with them. He's a great dog who also loves to be in your lap if given the opportunity. He'll make a great companion for a special person looking for an easy-going, good-natured, gentle dog who's hopeful for a family of his own. Coco is a courtesy listing through our Re-Homing Assistance Program and has not been met or evaluated by CCHS. For more information on Coco or to potentially adopt him, please contact Bill at wkhbill@pacbell.net or at 925-947-6947. Thank you!
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