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Angelina - Terrier / Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Bakersfield, CA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-54814
Times Ad Viewed: 180 times
Date Listed: 03/07/2016
Date Expires: 31 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: A SafeFurr Place Animal Rescue
Location: Bakersfield, CA
USA
USA


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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Angelina

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Bakersfield, CA 93308
USA
USA
Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Bakersfield, CA, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Terrier / Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat). Angelina is a special girl to us. She was found living under a car in a bad part of Bakersfield with 5, 3-day old puppies with her. They were covered in oil and grease and Angelina looked like she had never been bathed ever. The people who lived nearby had thought this was at least her second litter of pups when we saved her. It took hours to catch her, she was very hesitant. But after taking her babies we finally gained her trust and the rest was history! Since rescuing Angelina back in October 2014, we have found homes for all 5 of her sweet, healthy pups (each one looked totally different!) and Angelina has been spayed and microchipped so she never again has to go through what she went through on the streets ever again. Angelina has come a very long way in the last few months. She has become apart of her foster pack and gets along well with a house full of dogs, cats and kids. She is quiet and keeps to herself, but she enjoys being apart of a family for the first time in her life. We hope a loving, stable home will come for her soon. All she wants in life is stability and love, and we won't stop until that is what she gets! :-) Contact us today if you would like to meet Angelina!

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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