Jessie - Labrador Retriever / Saint Bernard / Mixed (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Labrador Retriever-Saint Bernard Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

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Organization Name: Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue
Location: Dallas, TX 75214
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Breed: Labrador Retriever-Saint Bernard Mix
Gender: Female Female
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Jessie

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 01/27/2017
Location: Dallas, TX 75214
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Physical Attributes
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs Moderate
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Not Good With Small Dogs
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Skittish
  • Affectionate
  • Intelligent
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Saint Bernard / Mixed (medium coat). Meet Jessie! You can learn so much about her by watching her short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MchrqKYO_Io&feature=youtu.be This beautiful Labrador/Saint Bernard mix is about 5 years old and is 55 pounds. Sadly, she was living life as a stray on the Dallas streets and was struggling as many do. She was being eaten alive by fleas and all of the scratching caused terrible open sores that had no chance of getting better without medical intervention. We knew from the time it took to gain her trust before her rescue that she was growing increasingly miserable and it was time to get her off of the streets. She was in a small pack with 2 other dogs that were rescued along with her and have since found their forever happiness. It is now time for Jessie to find hers as well. She’s been in our program for a good while and spent some of it in a foster home, some in boarding and is currently living with her trainer and doing exceptionally well. She is a very shy dog at first, but once she feels comfortable in her new digs, she is amazing as the video shows. She’s made her way into many hearts along her journey and we are so hopeful that she will find her way into one last heart that is open to helping a cautious girl fully come out of her shell. New people, new dogs, new surroundings and sounds can all make Jessie initially uncomfortable, but she is gaining confidence and learning a new way of life with her trainer. He fully intends on being a valuable resource for Jessie’s adopter to ensure that her transition into her new home and family is 100% successful. The challenge for Duck Team 6 is to find the right human for Jessie. She needs an owner that is able to always remain calm and collected for her. Jessie senses nervousness and anxiety in others and it tends to make her more uneasy, so having a jumpy owner on the other end of her leash wouldn’t help her overcome her own anxieties. Her trainer is controlled in all situations he exposes her to and she’s learning quickly to follow his calm demeanor. He identifies areas that Jessie is uncomfortable with and uses those in her training. Repetition helps her become comfortable as well, so her new owner must be a patient person, willing to devote the time for her continued training. She is well worth the time and energy! Jessie is fully house, leash and kennel trained. She’s well behaved inside the house and gets along well with dogs that she was slowly introduced to and now lives with. She tends to prefer dogs her size or larger, but with a dog savvy owner, she could peacefully live with a small dog. Jessie loves to chew on bones and toys when she’s in her comfort zone. Her favorite part of the day is just hanging around the house with her trainer and doggy friends and enjoying their company. She definitely knows her comfort zone, but her trainer is working to expand that so she can be at ease in other places too. While walking on the leash, she often still gets nervous if something new suddenly crosses her path and her response can be to jump back or pull forward, but she relies on her walker to be aware of their surroundings and help her face these with confidence. She’s improving in all areas every day! Jessie is ready to give her affection to a new owner. She gives kisses to her trainer and puts her head in his lap for pets. She also feels safe in his presence and likes to roll over on her back for belly rubs, which shows us that she is happy with him and can be happy with a new family too. He feels that she can have this type of bond with a new owner, but it must be a calm, positive environment so that she can start off on a good foot and continue her forward progress. Routine is important for Jessie as it helps her to feel relaxed about her day because she knows what is coming. Repetition in new places and with new activities is also key for her because it helps her become accustomed to them and in turn she learns that she is safe. Jessie is learning how to be a well-adjusted dog and we couldn’t be happier to see her amazing progress. Sadly, like many street dogs, Jessie tested positive for heartworms, but will start her treatment soon and the cost will be covered in full by Duck Team 6, even if she is adopted before its completion. This girl has the ability to make you feel loved each and every day with her sweet spirit and loyalty. She grows on people very quickly and we hope to find her very special family soon. She would thrive in a family that has a relaxed environment, a fairly consistent schedule, a nice yard to play in, a larger dog that is well-balanced and lots of patience, compassion and love to give. She still has some challenges to face and her new family has to understand that she’s willing to conquer them with their help. If you want an amazing sidekick for many years to come and have a special place in your heart for Jessie, we would love to introduce her to you. She is available for adoption and will bring loads of joy to her new family. Her adoption fee is $200. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and her heartworm treatment will be paid in full by Duck Team 6. If you have additional questions, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org or to fill out the adoption application, visit http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application.

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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Bernie

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). This adorable little guy is Bernie. He’s a 4 month old Labrador/Pitbull mix. He currently weighs 29 pounds and his vet estimates that he will be a larger kiddo full grown, likely 60 pounds. He is a pure joy to be around and brings smiles to everyone. He just wants to be loved on constantly and might end up being one very large lap dog. Bernie has met a lot of other dogs since he was rescued and he gets along well with everyone. He met a cat recently too and was a perfect gentleman in that situation. His foster family is helping him to learn his potty manners, crate training and leash walking. He seems to be a natural at walking on his leash and he will already sit on command. He is learning how to properly socialize in all new settings and we feel like he will be such a great new family member. Bernie was kid tested with his foster mom’s 2 year old Granddaughter and passed with flying colors, so he’d be just fine to join a family with children. He likes to play and would be an excellent companion for active, loving kiddos. Bernie would thrive if he joined a family with 1 or 2 dogs to show him life. Considering his potential size, a fenced in backyard would be best for him as well. This little guy has just been neutered, microchipped, has been fully vaccinated and is as healthy as he is precious. He is only missing one thing...and that is a perfect family to grow up in. If you are ready to add a happy, fun-loving puppy to your pack, please fill out the adoption application at https://duckteam6.org/adoption-application/ and if you have any additional questions, feel free to email us at placement@duckteam6.org.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Max- Guest D...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Red Heeler / Mixed (short coat). Max is a handsome red, white and freckled Labrador/Red Heeler mix who is ready to join his new family. He is the sweetest guy and although he was a bit confused and nervous at first, he’s really become a fun and silly dog in the care of his foster family. He was abandoned along with 5 puppies in a rural area in Kaufman, which certainly gives him the right to have been a bit out of sorts initially. Max is estimated at 3 years old and he weighs 40 pounds. He is sweet, submissive and gentle, but is still very timid initially in new situations and with new people. We are assuming that his life was not pleasant prior to the day he showed up near his foster’s home. Although he will likely take a solid couple of weeks to adjust to a new family, we know he can and will since he has proven that with his fosters. Lots of affection, snacks and patience will help Max to be at ease in his new family. His new family must be very patient and understand that once he joins them, his whole life is changing, yet without an explanation from his foster mom. Once he has bonded with a person…his love is unconditional. His foster family has been working with him on a daily basis and he has really transformed since the day he was found. He has become social and friendly and has shown that he will be a loyal and trusting family member. He bonds much more quickly with children and ladies and very slowly comes around to the men in his life. Max’s favorite thing is for his foster mom to show him lots of affection, especially scratches behind his ears. He will be a great and very loyal companion for a new family willing to put in the time he needs to adjust. This charming boy likely had a rough start to his life, but we know that once adopted, he will give his all to his forever family. He gets along great with all 5 of the puppies and the other adult dogs that belong to the foster family and he truly needs another, playful, friendly dog in his life to feel comfortable. Max is neutered, fully vaccinated and heartworm negative. He is making amazing progress on leash training and is house and crate trained. He’s very treat motivated, so learning commands and tricks should be relatively easy with patience and repetition. If your loving family is looking for an amazing family dog and you are willing to help this sweet pup get over his very timid first month, look no further. We’d love to introduce you to this handsome fella. Please email us at placement@duckteam6.org for more information or fill out the adoption application http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application/
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    • Plott Hound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Junior

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      Breed: Plott Hound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Plott Hound / Mixed (short coat). Meet Junior! Looking for a new member for your pack? Junior, is a 9 month old beautiful brindled pup. Junior loves to play! He enjoys running around the yard, rolling around in the dirt and playing with toys. He loves toys! His favorites are plush toys and a cow femur keeps him busy while his foster parents are away. Junior gets along great with other dogs, especially bigger dogs, and is known to cuddle and play with his furry friends. Junior had a rough life before he was taken in by Duck Team 6 and for this reason, he is still rather skittish with new people, places and activities. He is still jumpy when approached and his reaction is to run to hide. He was born on the streets and was most likely hit by a car, fracturing his left front leg. He had surgery and his leg is completely healed and he uses it normally. Junior loves to wrestle with his foster brother. He has a lot of playful energy so his ideal family will provide him with walks and daily play sessions. When playtime is over and Junior is tired, he really likes to lounge on his bed. Junior would be best in a home with another dog. He needs another well-balanced, dog to continue teaching him the ropes on what it means to live in a house and have regular meals. He is working on leash training and still needs help learning which items are his toys to chew on and which items are not toys. He also will take a lot longer to adjust into a new family than a dog that hasn’t had such a challenging start to life. A VERY patient, understanding and compassionate family is required to make this pup feel safe and to help him continue to gain some much needed trust and confidence. He is crate trained, house trained and ready for his forever home! Junior is definitely in need of more training and needs a stable, dog savvy family willing to work with him on a daily basis. If you are that family and have a huge heart for a needy boy, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org. We will connect you directly with his foster mom and set up a visit so you can meet him and determine if he has a special place in your heart and home.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Buddy- Guest...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Red Heeler / Mixed (short coat). Meet Buddy! He was abandoned in a ditch with his litter mates in early December. Luckily, a compassionate family learned of them and brought them all home to foster. Buddy is absolutely adorable with a grey, white and brown coat. He appears to be a Labrador/Heeler mix, estimated to be 9 months old and currently weighs 45 pounds. Buddy is a little bit shy at first with new people, but he quickly warms up. He loves to run and is very playful with the people. He needs a little patience and love from his new family to learn to fully trust and help him gain some confidence. He loves to eat, so treats will help his new family win him over. His favorite activity is to play with squeaky toys and rope toys. He’s so cute and silly when he is playing! He seems more at ease with other dogs around so having a furry friend would be beneficial. He is good with all other dogs and kids. He is super affectionate with his foster family and gives constant kisses when he’s getting loved on. He can be a little jumpy with loud noises or quick movements in his direction, but he’s come a long way in just a few weeks and will continue to improve. He is a HUGE attention hog and wants all the affection he can get from all. He is a lover and such a loyal boy. He is still a puppy so he needs a family that has the patience to continue his leash training, but he's a very smart pup, so he will pick up this activity very easy with a little practice. He loves to play, run, chew toys, take long walks and nap through movie nights. He needs to get a little more comfortable with meeting new people, but he is learning so fast and will quickly outgrow any nerves. He will be an active boy and needs a family that loves to play and spend time with him. In addition to an awesome family, a backyard and another dog to spend time with would be a dream come true. Buddy is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped and on monthly preventatives. Please email us at placment@duckteam6.org if you are interested in adding Buddy to your family.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Ashi

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Cattle Dog / Mixed (short coat). Ashi + You: An undeniably awesome family with amazing chemistry just waiting to make the world a happier place. Ashi is a gorgeous, 5 year old, black and white, freckled Cattle dog with energy and personality for days. She enjoys long walks, trips to the parks and chilling on the sofa after a long day. She pitches in with daily meals by brining you her food bowl during meal times, and subtly reminds that there are treats in the cabinet. She is also extremely affectionate and can melt your heart when she leans into you and slides down for a belly rub. Yes, Ashi’s new family must give snacks and belly rubs, those are on the list of Deal Breakers. So many ladies are hard to read, but not Ashi. Her ears are incredibly expressive and once you get to know her, you can tell exactly what she’s thinking by the position of them. As a recent graduate in an obedience training program and she has all of her basics down, but still shows her silly side. When you say “Leave It” about a toy that she feels she really must have, she will maintain eye contact with you and in slow motion, inch her way to the toy and dart away. There’s more to know about this goofy girl too…she very quickly learned how to take more than her fair share of bed and comforter. She loves to lay on the pillow with you and help wake you up with kisses. Luckily her foster mom enjoys having a snuggle bunny and hopes her new owner will too. Ashi is shy at first, but she’s been attending doggy daycare with several staff members and a large group of pups whom have helped immensely. She is doing very well and has become part of their pack. She is curious with all new things, but still cautious too. She is willing to try new things, gains confidence with repetition and with a supportive family, she will always be eager to please. She loves food and snacks, so this is a handy trick when trying to become her new best friend. After food, her next favorite thing is her stuffed squirrel or really any plush toy. She can occupy herself for hours on end with a couple of these. Ashi is an active, playful girl. She adores her doggy foster brother and would settle into a family much easier if they have a medium to large dog that she can run, play and wrestle with too. A yard to romp around freely in would be a dream come true. She visits the dog park and often meets new dog friends there and soon she will start going to work with her foster mom to continue becoming comfortable meeting new people. She enjoys car rides and would stick by her person’s side to the moon and back. She’s come so far in such a short time and we feel that with a patient new family, she’ll be the most loyal, bonded and silly pup one could ever ask for. Despite a very rough beginning as a stray pup, including an injury and corrective surgery, Ashi has overcome so much and is ready to take over your heart. She’s prepared to supply sweet kisses and loads of adventure. Ashi is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to meet her family. If you have any questions or would like to see her sweet face in person, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org. Applications can also be submitted at http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application. Ashi’s adoption fee is $200. PLEASE watch Ashi’s video to see her playful nature and beautiful face. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL4_jTt7kFE&feature=youtu.be
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Wyatt

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Big and beautiful describes Wyatt perfectly! His sweet mom was a pregnant stray that we rescued in Dallas just prior to having her last litter of puppies. Wyatt was one of her little beauties born in foster care on April 8th, 2013. He’s not so little anymore, weighing in at 75 pounds. Wyatt is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix with floppy ears, soulful eyes and a beautiful brown brindle and white coat. Wyatt fortunately never had to live on the streets as a stray, but sadly he has waited a very long time for that perfect person to adopt him. He is a shy and fearful boy in new or unknown situations, but extremely happy and fun-loving in his comfort zone. If he gets scared or feels threatened, he generally runs away from the cause of it. He needs very slow and calm introductions to new people and other dogs, but once he befriends you, you’re in for lots of good Wyatt love. One of his best buddies says that every time he sees Wyatt, he gets loads of doggy kisses, cuddles and Wyatt wants to lay with him with their faces touching. This pup can show some deep love to his close friends. Wyatt’s foster mom has had him for a little over a year and loves him dearly, but she knows that he could be happier in a home with less action. He would benefit from a calm, stress-free environment where he doesn’t need to be a social butterfly or expected to visit dog parks. He’d be happy as a homebody, watching movies on the couch and be the King of his own backyard. Wyatt often sits on the couch with back end on the seat and his front feet on the floor. It’s quite the silly sight! An experienced dog owner with lots of patience and compassion is what Wyatt needs, but also someone that doesn’t have a constant flow of new people in their home. He enjoys the company of some dogs, but dogs with very high energy or reactive personalities are not for him. He prefers to have a couple of very close, trusted human friends in his life. Wyatt has not spent any time around children, but we feel they may be a bit much for him. He enjoys lots of activities like playing in his kiddie pool, carrying around all types of dog toys and running figure eights in the yard. Watching Wyatt run and play ball with friends is such a treat, especially the giant smile that covers his face. Wyatt is a fantastic leash walker and will stay right alongside of his person if it’s a quiet area without a lot of people but tries very hard to avoid anyone in his path. Wyatt is house, leash and crate trained perfectly. He also is well trained with all of his basic commands and listens well. He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. This happy, healthy boy is ready for his forever family! He is dreaming of his future owners, so if you think you are his dream come true and would like to meet him today, please email us at placement@duckteam6.org. Adoption appliations can be submitted for him at http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application/. Wyatt’s adoption fee is $200.
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