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Pudgey - Hound / Mixed (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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Date Listed: 05/27/2017
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verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: K-9 Lifesavers
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
USA
USA


rescue
Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Pudgey

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 05/27/2017
Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22406
USA
USA
Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed (medium coat). If you are interested in adopting this dog, please download and complete an Adoption Questionnaire: and email to elizabethg@k-9lifesavers.org You can also find the adoption questionnaire by visiting our website: http://k-9lifesavers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2016application.docx-1.docx. You can learn about the adoption process by visiting: http://k-9lifesavers.org/how-to-adopt/. Dog's Name: Pudgey Estimated Breed : Hound mix Approximate Age: 2 yrs Approximate Weight: 46 lbs Currently Living at: BOARDING Adoption Fee: $300 DOG'S DESCRIPTION This sweet girl is friendly and good with other dogs, we are told she is also cat friendly ! She could really use some love and the comfort of a real home. Wouldn't you love to make a difference in this girl's life? She is low to medium energy. Your new pet will require a refresher in house-training. K-9 Lifesavers strongly recommends all new adopters enroll their new pet into obedience training. This provides for an easier transition into a new home, ensures the dog remains well socialized, and helps form a bond between the dog and the new family. Adoption fees cover basic vetting, spay/neuter surgery (for dogs over 6 months old), rabies, distemper/parvo vaccinations, treatment for worms, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention and monthly flea/tick prevention (while the animal is in our care), and transport costs from high-kill shelter. Please note that on average, K-9 Lifesavers spend significantly more on each dog than their adoption fee. Adoption fee for HW positive dog also covers heartworm treatment at our partner vets. Foster Program: Foster homes provide for the temporary care of a rescue until the dog is placed into a loving, forever home. For more information on becoming a foster parent, and our Foster Program, visit http://www.k-9lifesavers.org/?page_id=64 or email our Foster Coordinator at foster@k-9lifesavers.org Help Save Lives! Make a tax-deductible donation today by clicking on the Donate Button below! Donations help us offset boarding costs and additional medical treatment for those dogs who need it. K-9 Lifesavers receives NO federal funding and we are non-profit, all-volunteer run rescue. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. For more information on K-9 Lifesavers, or to view a complete listing of all our Adoptable Dogs, visit our website at www.k-9lifesavers.org. Please “like” our Facebook Page for the most current events and new dogs. Thank you for considering a rescue dog! SPONSOR ME! Please donate towards my care and medical expenses here: http://k-9lifesavers.org/donate/

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

More About Mutt Breed
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