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.

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.
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    • Plott Hound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

      Sweetie- Gue...

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      Breed: Plott Hound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Plott Hound / Red Heeler / Mixed (short coat). Meet Sweetie! This name couldn’t describe her any better. She’s 100% cuddles, belly rubs and love. Not only does she have the perfect personality, but her brindle coat is gorgeous! She looks like a Plott Hound, she is about 8 months old and 35 pounds. Sweetie is slightly shy at first, but adjusts quickly to new places, people and dogs. She is pretty low key for her age and is the submissive, quiet pup in the pack. She loves to cuddle with the 3 year old human in her foster family and play with the 3 dogs too. She is learning so much from the dogs she is living with and would be best in a family with a nice dog to look up to, play with and show her the ropes. Sweetie is kennel trained, potty trained, well-behaved for bath time and rides very well in the car. She needs a little more practice on her leash walking, but only because she zig zags a little bit. She LOVES toys and she cannot have too many. She likes a variety too, squeaky, plush, antlers, Kongs, ice cubes and anything she can chew on. She is still learning what exactly belongs to her, but needs reminders on which items are hers and are allowed to be chewed on. Playing fetch with her ball is her favorite activity and she pounces when she gets close to it. She LOVES to nap too, so she’s a perfect blend of having fun and taking it easy. Treats are another of Sweetie's favorites and she takes them so gently out of hands. She will be so easy to train because she’s motivated with snacks and is also very eager to make her humans smile. She’s been such a joy to have as a foster and we are so excited for the family that gets to add her to their family. NOTE: Sweetie is part of our Guest Dog Program. She was rescued and is being cared for by a Good Samaritan who will facilitate her adoption. Please email us at placment@duckteam6.org if you are interested in having Sweetie join your family or fill out an adoption application at
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: 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 Red Heeler mix, estimated to be 7 months old and currently weighs 40 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, crate and potty training. 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. He was given his 1st round of puppy vaccines and dewormer on December 16th and the 2nd round on January 21st. He is already neutered. NOTE: Buddy was rescued and is being cared for by a Good Samaritan who will facilitate his adoption. Please email us at placment@duckteam6.org if you are interested in adding Buddy to your family.
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      Big Red- Gue...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Red Heeler / Mixed (short coat). Meet Big Red! He’s one of 5 puppies that were abandoned in a ditch in early December. Luckily, a very loving family was alerted to their awful situation and brought them all home to care for until they could find their forever families. Big Red is copper and white and appears to be a Red Heeler mix. He is estimated to be 7 months old and almost 40 pounds. He is one of the biggest in the litter and he will likely all grow to nearly 60 pounds as an adult. Big Red is bound to be an awesome family dog! He is a little shy initially, but once he is given some love, he gets really excited and silly. He is tremendously outgoing once he gets familiar with new people. He has a big appetite and occasionally he gets a little protective of his food while eating, but only towards the other puppies and not his human friends. He is so eager to learn new things and explore new places, so we think he will be easy to train. His favorite thing is a good scratch on his head and behind his ears. He is the most mischievous pup out of his litter, but also the most fun! Big Red has been around toddlers and lots of other dogs and gets along with all. He has also been introduced to cats and although he was very curious, he was friendly. He is still a puppy so he needs a family that has the patience to train him on a leash, crate train him and continue potty training. He loves to play, run, chew toys, entertain and then take long naps! He needs an active and attentive family and a yard to play in because heelers are known to stay active throughout the years, so he would be best suited for an adventurous family that will include him in all that they do. He was given his 1st round of puppy vaccines and dewormer on December 16th and the 2nd round on January 21st. He is already neutered. NOTE: Big Red was rescued and is being fostered by a Good Samaritan who will facilitate his adoption. Please email us at placment@duckteam6.org if you are interested in adding Big Red to your family.
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      Lily-Guest D...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Red Heeler / Mixed (short coat). Meet Lily! She’s one of 5 puppies that were abandoned in a ditch in early December. Luckily, a very loving family was alerted to their awful situation and brought them all home to care for until they could find their forever families. Lily has a gorgeous dark brindle and white coat and appears to be a Heeler mix. She is estimated to be 7 months old and about 32 pounds. She will likely be a medium sized adult about 45 pounds. Lily is still very shy and timid, which is not uncommon when puppies have been abandoned and likely not well cared for at the very beginning of their lives. She is the most timid of her litter, but she is showing the ability to trust with her foster family after just 6 short weeks. When her fosters pet her, she sweetly wags her tail and allows you to love on her. She will absolutely need a very patient and compassionate family that understands she will need extra TLC to learn to trust. When she is scared, her tendency is to run for safety, but she has never shown any sort of fear aggression. She is very quick on her feet and she can jump a hurdle in her way, so it’s imperative that extra precaution in the first few weeks is taken to ensure her safety. She will need to be monitored while outdoors, have a secure fence, a properly fitted harness and lots of affection to help her settle in. Lily is learning to love and trust her foster family and will be a great addition to a family that can help her gain confidence and allow her to bond to them. She’s still very young and we know with consistent love and care, she will outgrow any nervousness that she’s learned as a baby. Lily is great with other dogs and would likely feel much more comfortable in a new family that has a dog that she can look up to for guidance. She has bonded closely with an older dog that lives in her foster family, so we hope to find a similar bond with a new friend. Lily has been around toddlers and many other dogs and is just fine, but she will just need time to adjust to the new people and pups in her life. She is very much still a puppy in training, so she needs more work on leash, crate and potty training. Lily also has a little habit of chewing on bits of paper or fabric she finds, so again, a watchful eye and a kennel are essentials as she grows and learns. She really wants a family to love and grow into. She will be an active girl and will need a caring family and lots of fun. She was given her 1st round of puppy vaccines and dewormer on December 16th and the 2nd round on January 21st. She is scheduled to be spayed the first week of March, so her new family must commit to getting her to her spay appointment. NOTE: Lily was rescued and is being cared for by a Good Samaritan who will facilitate her adoption. Please email us at placment@duckteam6.org if you are interested in adding Lily to your family.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Posted Breed: Red Heeler / Mixed (short coat). Max is a handsome red, white and freckled 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. He looks very similar to the 5 puppies that he was abandoned with, but he’s older, so it’s quite possible he is their Dad. Max is estimated at 3 years old and he weighs 40 pounds. He is still a bit thin, but he isn’t missing any meals now, so he’ll likely be closer to 45 pounds at his healthy weight. He is sweet and gentle, but is still a little timid initially in new situations. We are assuming that his life wasn’t pleasant prior to the day he showed up near his foster’s home, but that all changed when he was taken in by this loving family. Although he can still be a touch shy at first, with just a couple of minutes of affection and an introductory snack, he will be at ease. 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 adores his whole foster family and we know that once he finds his very own family, he will feel the same way about them too. Max is great with kids and currently lives with a 3 year old and an 8 year old. He loves for the kids and his foster Dad to pet and he especially loves them to scratch behind his ears. He will be a great companion for a new family. 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. He would do great having a furry friend in his life to run and play with, but also to show him the ropes in his new digs. Max is neutered, fully vaccinated and heartworm negative. He is making amazing progress on leash training and is house trained. He’s very treat motivate, so learning command and tricks should be relatively easy with a little patience and repetition. If your loving family is looking for an amazing family dog, 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/ NOTE: Max is being cared for by an independent rescuer and foster who will facilitate his adoption.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX

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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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    • 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 (medium coat). We are so fortunate to have Ashi in our program and we feel that her new forever family will be equally as lucky. Ashi is a gorgeous, 5 year old, freckled Cattle Dog with a sweet smile and inquisitive ears. She is about 45 pounds and has a heart of gold, a wise demeanor and degree in obedience. She has been in our program for nearly 4 years due to her first really difficult year as a stray, but she has overcome many hurdles in that time. We can thankfully say that she’s healthy, happy and ready to begin the next step of her journey as family dog. Ashi was part of a large group of homeless dogs that had very little human contact and were often injured. She survived being hit by a car, but it left her with severe injuries. She was vulnerable and had to be much more cautious of her surroundings after her incident. She was terribly painful, thin, limping and we knew we had to help her. It’s often very tough to help when these dogs are scared and in survival mode, but we were able to trap her and take her immediately in for an evaluation with our vet. Her femurs were found to be significantly injured, so the best course of action was an immediate surgery called bilateral FHO. Her recovery was long, but she did completely heal and now enjoys active play just like any other pup. She takes a daily Glucosamine supplement, but doesn’t require any additional medications or therapy. The longest part of her recovery was learning confidence and to trust people that she’d only known to avoid the first year of her life. Ashi is currently living in an amazing foster home and is making great progress. She now knows she can trust and bond with people. Just recently she completed an Obedience Training program and has mastered extended leash walking, sit, stay, heel, down, come and is crate trained. She’s very smart and is eager to please her trainer and foster. Ashi still requires slow introductions to new people and new dogs. She may always have some fear and anxiety with new situations, but we think that with a routine and repetition, she will overcome these. She seems shy at first, but bonds quickly once she feels comfortable. Her foster mom is introducing her to many new situations and getting her prepared for her new family. We feel that Ashi will be happiest with an active, medium to large, balanced dog as a companion. She tends to look at her furry friends for guidance in new places. She loves to spend time outdoors, playing with toys, relaxing for movie night and going for car rides. Ashi is a go with the flow girl, so she will adapt to her new owner’s pace and routine quickly. She just needs someone to help her slowly ease into her new life and give her loads of love and attention. Ashi is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to meet her family. If you want additional information about Ashi or to meet her, 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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