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Taffy - Chinese Crested-Hairless (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Chicago, IL, USA

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Organization Name: ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue
Location: Chicago, IL
USA
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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Taffy

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Chicago, IL 60634
USA
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Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Chicago, IL, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chinese Crested-Hairless (long coat). Taffy is a medium hairy hairless Chinese Crested who was surrendered to a shelter when her owners could no longer care for her. We estimate her to be about 3 years old. She has an extremely sweet personality and just wants to love her human and be loved by that person. She enjoys the company of other dogs so she would do well in a home with another dog but she would do just as well as an only dog relishing all of her family's attention. Taffy gets SO excited when it's treat time! She is sure to entertain you every day. Taffy's skin was neglected so her new family will need to continue to give her baths and regular grooming to bring her into condition. She also has loose patellae (knee caps). This is a common condition in toy dogs, unfortunately. Some dogs require corrective surgery at some point in their lifetime while others can go their whole life without surgery. For now, Taffy moves freely and is in no discomfort. Hopefully, with proper exercise and diet she can avoid ever requiring surgery. Taffy does well using potty pads and could be transitioned to outdoor pottying.

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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      Zoey

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Meet sweet Zoey! This petite girl has a lot of spunk and wants nothing better than to have a family to smother with kisses. She comes from a backyard breeder along with her sister Zandra. Zoey need additional potty training and confidence boosting but will surely blossom with a patient family. She does great with other dogs and ignores kitties. If you think you have what it takes to give Zoey the loving committed home she deserves, please complete an application at http://www.romprescue.com/adoption-application/ .
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      Zandra

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Meet sweet Zandra! This fun girl has the sweetest disposition and wants nothing better than to have a family to smother with kisses. She comes from a backyard breeder along with her sister Zoey. Zandra needs additional potty training and confidence boosting but will surely blossom with a patient family. She does great with other dogs and ignores kitties. If you think you have what it takes to give Zandra the loving committed home she deserves, please complete an application at http://www.romprescue.com/adoption-application/ .
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