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Harlie - Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Albion, RI, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-25006
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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
Date Expires: 14 days from now

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Organization Name:
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rescue
Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Harlie

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Silver & Tan (Yorkie colors)
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Albion, RI 02801
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Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Albion, RI, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Activity Level Slightly Active
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (long coat). November 2014 Harlie is doing well in her foster home. She is able to run and climb stairs with no trouble. Harlie is able to hold her bladder overnight and will use a piddle pad or go outside. Because of her previous injury Harlie has low muscle tone in her rear end and she is not able to control her bowels. Her foster mom states she will stand from a nap and the poop falls out. Unfortunately for Harlie this will never change. Harlie is happy and playful and would do well in a home with an experienced dog person that understands that she will never be fully housetrained. August 2013 Harlie is a sweet, adorable 8 pound yorkie girl who has a LOT of that wonderful yorkie-tude! Harlie suffered back trauma and was paralyzed. Thanks to her first rescuer, she now can walk! Harlie can potty on her own, but needs to go out frequently because it's sometimes hard for her to hold it when her bladder gets full. She will bark to let you know she needs to go outside. Harlie is very conscious of being touched on her back end, and if startled, will react with growling and mouthing. Harlies only special need is a family that will love her and understand her. She should not be around young children especially toddlers, but older respectful kids who will understand her sensitivity would be great. Additional Information Please note that if you applied or are planning to apply to adopt a dog from us, your initial contact will more than likely be via your email address. Please make sure that the email address you send to us is correct, and please make sure that your email will allow messages from us! You will get an email from one of our volunteers at justatouchrescue.com, or from justatouchrescue@yahoo.com. You must have a verifiable veterinary reference to adopt our dogs. Please visit our Adoption Process page for more information. Remember, the application must be filled out completely - incomplete applications can not be processed. We do not have a facility that you can visit. Our dogs are all fostered in private homes. Please go to http://www.justatouchrescue.com/ for more information and to fill out our on line application.

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

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