Chance - Fox Terrier / Toy Fox Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Columbus, OH

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Organization Name: Colony Cats (& dogs)
Location: Columbus, OH 43017


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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
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Chance

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 04/30/2016
Location: Columbus, OH 43017
Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Columbus, OH
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Species
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Fox Terrier / Toy Fox Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Take a chance on Chance! This fella came to us from a hoarding situation. He had mange but that's all better and now we're just waiting on his hair to grow back in all beautiful and lush. Chance is housebroken thanks to his foster working with him on this issue. Age is estimated at 5 to 6 years but he's very playful and full of energy. Everything is a game to Chance. He loves stuffed toys and balls. What breed is Chance? Good question! At only 12 lbs. we are thinking toy fox terrier, possibly a little Jack Russell terrier too. Chance is a little hesitant when he first meets someone new but it doesn't take him long to decide you're okay and makes friends. He has also made friends with the dogs, cats and the iguana in his foster home! Chance isn't crazy about kids though. Obviously he has never been around them before so he's a bit nervous with them. Best if he was in a child-free home or one with older kids who would give him lots of space and time. Chance is in foster care so if you are interested in adopting, please email us at adopt@colonycats.org. Or fill out an application online at: http://colonycats.org/adoption_app.html Chance is microchipped, neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

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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      Loki

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      Breed: Doberman Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Columbus, OH
      Posted Breed: Doberman Pinscher (short coat). For the past 2 months, we have been fostering Loki, a 6.5 yr. old male neutered 85# Doberman who is the biggest goof in the world. :) His owner had to urgently rehome him due to his wife's terminal illness. A difficult decision, as they have had Loki since he was a puppy with the intention of him entering the Pilot Dog program. When he was approximately 1 yr old, he broke his ankle which disqualified him for the program. This minor setback did not slow him down though! Loki is very easy going and has been socialized with other dogs, children, cats, wheelchairs, and guinea pigs. I joke that I bet he would do great with a penguin too! Haha! Truth be told, he prefers human company overall. He loves playing ball in the yard and chewing on (destroying) his toys. He doesn't jump on people, he walks well on and off leash....behaviorally, he is rather excellent. Loki does have a lot of energy and is constantly at your feet waiting for whatever is going to happen next! Loki needs a home where he can be busy and kept active. As a veterinarian, I found that my purpose in taking him on was to diagnose him and start treating him for Cushing's disease. This is an endocrine (hormonal) disease that a results in release of excess stress hormone (cortisol) from the adrenal glands due to a benign pituitary tumor. This disease can be managed well lifelong with daily medication and monitoring blood work every 6-12 months. He has already had over $1,000 of veterinary care behind him, including blood work, additional testing for Cushing's, and an abdominal ultrasound. Aside from that, he is an otherwise healthy, active dog. I would be happy to discuss what his long-term medical needs and costs will be. If you are looking for a fun-loving, VELCRO DOG, take a chance on Loki - we love him. He is a great guy and deserves all the attention he is looking for!!
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      Luke

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Columbus, OH
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Luke is a calm, gentle guy pulled from a county shelter when he tested positive for heartworm. He has gone thru the months long, grueling treatment and is now a happy dog ready to enjoy his golden years. At seven years old, he still has some playful energy and loves to go on walks. Luke is going to make some family very happy. MMM
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Columbus, OH

      Scooby Doo

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Columbus, OH
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Scooby Doo is a very sweet boy who loves to sit on laps and snuggle. But he needs work on learning to trust people and not be so fearful of new people and things. He's been in several homes who never worked on behavior training so his new home will need to have the time and commitment to work with Scooby Doo to be the best dog he can be. He definitely has it in him. He's a smart boy. Scooby Doo is 2 to 3 years of age. Good with other dogs and cats. Housebroken and crate trained. We recommend he not be adopted into a home with young children. He's heartworm tested negative, neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. Email us at adopt@colonycats.org if you have any questions or go to this link and fill out an adoption application if interested in adopting Scooby Doo: http://colonycats.org/adoption_app.html
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Columbus, OH

      Connor

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Columbus, OH
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Connor came to us from the local dog shelter. He is a 9# chihuahua who is full of energy. He is 2-3 years old and does well with other dogs. He will chase & bark at cats but is learning to co-existent with them in his foster home. He is house and crate trained. Not recommended to households with young children. Connor is a barker so we recommend he not go to an apartment or condo as your neighbors wouldn't appreciate his barking. He also screams with joy when his foster mom comes home!! He is very active and would love a fenced in yard or a family that loves to walk. Activity helps his surgically repaired luxating hip. He would also love another small playful dog in his home. If you'd like to meet Connor, email us at adopt@colonycats.org or fill out our online adoption application at this link: http://www.colonycats.org/adoption_app.html. Connor is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. KE
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      Big Ben

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      Breed: Shiba Inu-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Columbus, OH
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      Ernie

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Columbus, OH
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      Charley Bear...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Columbus, OH
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