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Organization Name: Paws In The City
Location: Dallas, TX
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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
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Riley

Age: Young
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 08/20/2016
Location: Dallas, TX 75225
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Mutt Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
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  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Chinese Crested-Powder Puff / Belgian Shepherd Tervuren / Mixed. ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE My name is Riley. Like many of my fellow dog actors, I have had to draw on my past to create characters. I have always wanted to play the comic, a Kevin Hart type, but you see, I usually play the serious and withdrawn types, kind of like Orson Wells, only because I have such a tragic story to draw on. I got my start first confined to a crate in a local high kill shelter, something of a MacBeth experience. Then a nice lady from a rescue group came and got me out, but before I could get settled her shelter flooded. Next thing I knew, I was back in another crate in an empty store! This story felt like Homer's The Odyssey, where Odysseus wandering the seas for 10 years struggling to return home. I was so lonely and no one let me out of my crate hardly ever. But like in every good story, the fates smiled upon me. The President (yip, the President!) of Paws came and took one look at me and saw my STAR potential -and comedic talent- not just my tragic beginnings. Before I could be their next star, I needed some other things super fast. First, they got me fixed up at the vet. Second, I got into a good foster home. I guess since I had been isolated in a crate for so long -I was going downhill fast- but somebody realized it and took action. I am what is referred to as a TRUE RESCUE. They got me with a foster that could be patient and teach me to trust people again. In no time, I felt like a new dog! I learned new tricks. Found out that I'm great at playing and getting along with other dogs (in fact, my foster brothers and sisters have been great teachers), I love following them everywhere; including outside to potty and I know "sit" too! But at night, I still like my crate because it's my "safe place". I am starting to live the "life of Riley"; a easy and pleasant life. I spend my days wrestling with my foster siblings, following my foster mom around the house and now I realize that home is a safe place and car rides are great! I am getting bolder and closer to being able to audition for my new forever owner. I am still a little shy with new people, but I will let anyone pet me, and after I get to know you, I will get in your lap. I am about 30% Belgian Terveran, 30% Chinese Crested with a dash of cocker spaniel, a smidgen of Lhasa Apso and spoonful of dachshund and weigh about 20 pounds. If you are looking to cast Riley in the next starring role in your life, and can offer the benefits of a patient and loving forever family for him, please contact Paws in the City or if you have questions, please contact stacey@pawsinthecity.org. adoption information or to complete an application, please go to: http://www.pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.

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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      zzWinslow

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat). Hi! I'm zzWinslow (Winny), and I am a young pup. I was found in pretty rough shape, but I am doing great now and ready for my own home. My foster mom describes me as very affectionate, good natured, lazy, smart, charming, silly, clumsy, cuddly, sweet, and very loyal. I just want to sit next to you and get all the loves. I love to be outside and go on long walks. I am house trained. Since my mom rescued me, I have never had an accident inside. What I really need is a furever home. I love all the attention and would really love a family where I can cuddle and take long walks. My favorite time is when it is just me and my mom. If you want a calm and loving dog then I’m the pup for you. I will love on you every day I can. More about Winny: • Medium-length coat, brown- dark and light • About 45 pounds • Gets along with dogs- not cat tested yet but we can if needed. Disclaimer: This dog is a participant in the Paws in the City Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by the foster, not by Paws in the City. To meet this dog please contact Winny's foster Sarah at sbunten11@gmail.com or shelley@pawsinthecity.org
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      Eli

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Meet Eli, a two-year-old lab mix who is waiting for his forever family. He is a friendly dog who is super energetic and ready for a lifetime of fun with his family. Eli plays well with other big dogs who have an equally high energy level and would do best with kids over the age 10. Eli loves walks, but is still learning not to bark when out and about. The more practice he gets with this, the better he will be! Squeaky toys and balls are a big favorite for this guy; flinging them around is such fun! If you are looking for a goofy, fun-loving, active dog, then Eli might be the one for you! Contact us today about meeting Eli - we know you are going to love him as much as we do! For adoption information or to complete an application, please go to: http://www.pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      Lacey

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. This scrappy little girl was found as a stray by one of our volunteers. Attempts were made to try and find Lacey's owners, but to no avail. Sweet Lacey is very affectionate and happy, considering her past. She is good with all people, kids and dogs. Lacey has not been tested with cats. She has moderate energy and is working on becoming fully housebroken. Come meet this tiny gal! For adoption information or to complete an application, please go to: http://www.pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.
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    • Great Dane-Pharaoh Hound Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      Scotch

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      Breed: Great Dane-Pharaoh Hound Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pharaoh Hound / Great Dane / Mixed (short coat). Meet Scotch. He is an amazing athlete. A perfect day for Scotch includes being with you, his human. He prefers not to share his home with other pets or children. He needs an owner who not only believes in rules, structure and boundaries, but also consistently practices them (this is super important). If you love exercising in the great outdoors, then you might be the perfect match for Scotch. To meet Scotch, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website: http://pawsinthecity.org/adopt/online%20application.htm References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      Jade

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed. Hi, my name is Jade! I'm a German Shepherd mix about 18 months old. I'm a really sweet girl, and I love, love, love belly rubs! I'm house trained, crate trained and I like other dogs but I'm not crazy about cats. I know how to sit and I'm beginning to understand the command "off" a lot more since my foster mom has been working with me (I'm just so happy when I see her). I'm also a little shy with people and would need a little extra time adjusting. She is also teaching me lie down, shake and stay (I get so excited about my treats it's so hard to concentrate) but my foster mom is working really hard with me. Oh, and speaking about treats, OH MY GOODNESS my foster mom makes these great peanut butter treats and said she would send the recipe with me! I love peanut butter! I like to take walks and I'm learning to walk beside you instead of leading, I'm getting better every day. I'm so, so, so excited that I will be finding my forever home soon. Come see me, I'll be looking for you! For adoption information or to complete an application, please go to: http://www.pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.
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    • Chow Chow-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      Kermit

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      Breed: Chow Chow-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed. Hi! I'm Kermit the dog. Get it? Like Kermit the frog but a dog... Anyways, some info about me, I'm a large boy at 70 lbs and am in the prime of my life at just 5 years old. It's up for debate but I think I'm a mixed breed of Leonberger, Chow Chow, and Retreiver, but the short way to say it is, I'm a mutt. And that's just fine with me! I'm a handsome guy, so much so that people stop in their tracks to tell me what a good looking dog I am. But forget looks, I have a cool personality too! I am a happy-go-lucky guy who loves to be loved. I'm a total goofball as well so you'll get to laugh with me all day long! I love my people. I'm the perfect protector and will always be loyal to you. Speaking of things I love, one of my favorite things is to be pet. Endless petting would be my dream come true. Belly rubs are the best though! I have a soft and shiny brown coat so you won't mind petting me one bit. If it's time to watch TV, I can happily settle down on my dog bed and relax with you. But when that's over, I'd like to play in the backyard. I can do a lap around the backyard in record time because I have such a large stride. Squirrels beware :) A few laps later and I've had my workout for the day (approx 20 mins is ideal). Being such a big guy, it doesn't take much to wear me out but it's important for me to be active daily. I'm good on walks as well as riding in a car. Oh and I'm a perfect gentleman at the vet/bathing/groomer. I'm a lucky guy. I know that for a few reasons; First I was rescued by Paws In The City. Then they diagnosed me as being Heartworm positive and got me the treatment I needed to get well again. Next, they invested in me and got me the training I needed to get me on track to being my best self. I have some of my best years left to live. I've been given another chance at life so now I am looking for the right person/people to be my forever. My perfect person/people would live in a house with a big fenced-in backyard. They would be active and would want to spend lots of time with me. They wouldn't have a kitty cat as I think they are fun to chase (sorry, not sorry). They wouldn't have young kiddos since I'm such a big goofy guy, I'd very likely knock them over by accident--I'm a klutz what can I say?! Also, I'd really like another doggie sibling although I tend to be a bit picky. I mean who really likes everybody, right?? I think being selective is a good thing... I can't really narrow it down to a type of dog I like or don't like so much as I like to be the alpha. I'm a bit stubborn, it's the nature of my breeds. But boy am I lovable and sweet. My forever home would be patient with me and would continue to work with me on my training. We could have the best time together for forever! I'd love to meet you! Please call 214-263-2100 if you are interested in more information. For adoption information or to complete an application, please go to: http://www.pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      zzMama

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). zzMama was found on the streets. We called her zzMama, it was obvious had babies at a young age. We don't know what happened to her babies. zzMama is the "most" loving, easy-going, extremely smart (learned how to sit, shake and down in a few minutes), she loves to please, she loves children, any size dog (unless the other dog is aggressive she will protect "her" pack), extremely loyal, low-energy and loves to socialize!!! She is the most popular dog in our neighborhood. Everyone know her by name and sits by the gateway (we live on a beltway with a river, walkway with and open fence) waiting for her friends to come by everyday. Children, puts their hands through the fence to pet her, dogs come by to play...etc. and they all know her by her name. She is healthy about 2 years old, she is potty trained (unless you don't let her out), great with strangers, but will bark at any lawn equipment. zzMama needs an outdoor space to be happy, loves to be social with people and dogs, dry food with canned mixed is her fav (we spoiled her a bit). GREAT family dog with CHILDREN! She is a social dog, so, being isolated alone for 8 hours will not be good for her. She is loving and if you get her you will be the luckiest family!!!! Disclaimer: This dog is a participant in the Paws in the City Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by the foster, not by Paws in the City. A $200 adoption fee is due at the time of adoption and will go to the foster. To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website http://pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm.
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    • Dalmatian-Great Pyrenees Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      zzRuby

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      Breed: Dalmatian-Great Pyrenees Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Dalmatian / Great Pyrenees / Mixed (medium coat). zzRuby is a beautiful 3 year old Dalmation and Pyrenees mix who is extremely affectionate and very accepting and loving towards new people. zzRuby loves giving kisses and playing with a four-legged playmate. Although a sometimes alpha female, she is fantastic with male dogs and lived with her sister although they did fuss occasionally. (Don't all sisters?) zzRuby has a beautiful coat, a very playful and loving disposition, understands basic commands, and is great on a leash. Ruby is also spayed and microchipped. After being left behind when her family moved we promised to find her a loving and permanent home. This sweet girl has been with us for one year, and while waiting patiently, Ruby is ready and excited to find her forever family or new best friend! Disclaimer: This dog is a participant in the Paws in the City Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by the foster, not by Paws in the City. A $200 adoption fee is due at the time of adoption and will go to the foster. To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website http://pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm.
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    • Anatolian Shepherd-Great Dane Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      zzScooter

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      Breed: Anatolian Shepherd-Great Dane Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Anatolian Shepherd / Great Dane / Mixed (short coat). zzScooter is a good boy who is all bark and no bite. He may bark when in his kennel, but once out he is a sweet boy looking for attention. zzScooter is a 3 year old 80lb. lap dog, walks very well on a leash, and is eager to follow commands for a treat. While having a difficult life before arriving at the rescue, zzScooter actively seeks to give affection to people. zzScooter would thrive with having a large backyard to run and play and will be a excellent and loyal dog for any family. He would be a great companion and perhaps running buddy for a single woman who wants a loud bark on the other side of her front door! Disclaimer: This dog is a participant in the Paws in the City Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by the foster, not by Paws in the City. A $200 adoption fee is due at the time of adoption and will go to the foster. To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website http://pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm.
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    • Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Dallas, TX, USA

      zzStevie

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      Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Retriever / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). zzStevie is a sweet and sometimes shy 1 year old boy who spends his days happily playing with his mother Mia. He walks well on a leash, is great with new people, is very intelligent, and is a calm dog. He has a beautiful coat and an adorable face. zzStevie has been at the rescue for 5-6 months and is ready to find a permanent home with a loving family. His Mom is a small Puggle ( Pug/Beable Mix) but zzStevie is almost twice her size at about 50 lbs.so the Dad must have been a Lab mix. They are cute together, but it is time for each of them to find a loving family. Disclaimer: This dog is a participant in the Paws in the City Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by the foster, not by Paws in the City. A $200 adoption fee is due at the time of adoption and will go to the foster. To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website http://pawsinthecity.org/adopt.htm.
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