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Nitro D5109 (was D5135) - Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

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Organization Name: Furry Friends Rescue
Location: Fremont, CA
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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
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Nitro D5109 (was D5135)

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 05/05/2017
Location: Fremont, CA 94537
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Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Mixed. Nitro was rescued from a crowded shelter when he was about to be PTS due to him failing shelter tests. Nitro was neglected and never trained. He was active untrained and reactive. We tested him and saw his potential to learn. Nitro is very smart and wanted to learn. Our first impression of him was that he was a high energy dog but that soon changed after a year of training with our trainer (working /service dogs). After his initial excitement at being rescued from the shelter we saw that he was ready to follow the lead of his human handlers and be a well behaved dog. Nitro is smart! Update January 2016: Nitro has been doing great at our trainer/boarding home. They report that he is very eager to learn and is a fast learner. He loves playing tug-o-toy and fetching balls. Great with other dogs and listens. He is treat motivated very athletic strong and smart. Update September 2016: Nitro's current foster home reports that Nitro is a very well behaved and gentle dog. He is house trained and very well behaved. He is very good on a walks or jogs and is eager to go when his foster picks up his leash. Nitro is good when meeting other dogs but sometimes needs a quick reminder to calm if he gets too excited. He sleeps all night and will be calm during the day but he's always ready to play ball or go for a brisk walk. He tolerates a bath well loves to be groomed performs simple tasks for a treat and doesn't guard his food. He loves to chew on his toys and chews. He is fine being left home alone for about four hours with a safe chew (bully stick). Nitro will alert bark only when he senses a threat such as strange noises outside or a knock on the door. Noise from cars trucks lawnmowers fireworks and vacuum cleaners do not bother him but he enjoys howling when sirens pass by. Nitro has not had much exposure to children but has done well with those that he has met with handler. Due to his strength and size kids 12 years and up with dog experience. Nitro needs a experienced guardian (a plus with this his breed type) who will give him plenty of daily exercise and fun activity (fetch training fun dog sport). Nitro wants to be your loyal best friend and forever family member. He is a super great dog and we all love him!

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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    • Lhasa Apso-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Steve D4128

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      Breed: Lhasa Apso-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Lhasa Apso / Mixed. Steve his siblings and mom Daisy were rescued when he was about 10 days old from a shelter. He is adorable and friendly. We do not know what cute mix they are. All are friendly and healthy. All pups are playful and super friendly. Steve is out-going playful and makes great eye contact. He is smart and ready for puppy school and socials. Another playful small dog at home would be great for his happiness but he can also do well with home that will have someone around (work from home) for puppy supervision or will take him to doggie day care to play. Mandatory Puppy Training & Socials: Please read: https://www.furryfriendsrescue.org/find_a_pet/puppy Update from Foster Home: Steve is out-going and playful. He loves people and is very smart. Has great memory skills. Steve loves playing with another dog at home going to doggie socials going out for potty biz and enjoys his puppy 'zoom-time' at his foster home with attached back yard. Steve is not an apartment dog.
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    • Border Collie-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Mison D5683

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      Breed: Border Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / Terrier / Mixed. He was nervous at the shelter but once out he warmed up and then was social and friendly. He is happy when he is out with other dogs. At our vet he was nervous but warmed up to vet for exam. Then up front in his cage and friendly. Quiet and enjoys his walks. Mison is sweet and adorable. Excited with change and will bark in crate when no one is home. He is not used to crates but is learning. Needs time to learn from experienced dog guardians. He needs more exercise at doggie day care socials and to learn dog manners (not to dog play hump which usually subsides in a few days or week of play/corrections). Named after the handsome nice actor Tom Mison. Update 4/17/17: Mison was doing great at a doggie day care. Very dog social. Now crate trained. Loves his long walks. He had kennel cough and resting at his foster home with no other dog. He is a sweetie. 5/3/17: He is doing well at his foster home with 2 daily hour long walks but needs someone home or Doggie Day Care. When left home alone for a few hours and crated he will bark chew his bed and door. He has seperation anxiety. Not sure if he would do better in a home with another dog. Mison is great on leash super friendly social and loves to play with other dogs/tug/ball.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Calvin D4176...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. We were Calvin's last hope at the shelter where he was stressed and very nervous barking from his cage. Once out he was nervous but over time he warmed up to our volunteer and took treats. He then wanted to stick with her and sit on her lap for comfort. After he trusted us he was very social happy and excited with other dogs. Once he feels safe he relaxes. Calvin needs a very experienced adult foster home to train and socialize him so that more of his true personality can come out. UPDATE: At our vet boarding and volunteer visits he is now doing great. Quiet in cage run til he sees someone friendly loves his walks and vet tech brushed/cut off matts with no issues. He now feels safe and friendly. UPDATE in Foster Home: Calvin is doing great and now dog friendly. He loves his walks and social. He does well with dogs larger then him. bonding very quickly/well their dog and kids/teens (dog saavy). They play all day & night long. Calvin is a total lap dog who loves to be held and belly rubs. He's a sweetie! He needs an experienced home to guide and continue his training.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Daisy

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. We rescued Daisy and her three 1 week old puppies from a shelter. She was timid and very thin. At her foster home she relaxed and warmed up quickly. Daisy is now healthy and taking care of her 3 puppies. She is sweet and friendly with foster family and their small dog. Daisy has a gentle timid personality. When her pups are weaned she will need a loving quiet home. Her pups are: Steve Swanson and Sugar. Update: She and her 3 pups are doing great. Her pups are weaned and have moved to their puppy foster home. Daisy is timid and nervous at first of change but warms up. Foster Home Update: She is doing well at her foster home. They report she is very active so she needs an attached yard to run and play besides her daily walks. If she had another active small dog to play with that would be ideal.
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    • Cairn Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Kaui D6532

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      Breed: Cairn Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Cairn Terrier / Terrier / Mixed. We rescued Kaui (youthful cutie) and many of his siblings from a home with multiple dogs. All were neglected thin dry skin poor coat and infested with fleas. They all need training and socialization. Kaui is a little shy due to the sudden change but he warms up then is friendly and gentle. They are now getting full vet care and will need time in a foster home to relax get healthy with holistic fresh food/supplements trained and socialized. More info. to come on his personality from his foster home. Kaui is a sweetie!
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      Kaipo D4169

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Mixed. KAIPO (sweetheart in hawaiian). He was very scared and terrified at the shelter but after a week he slowly warmed up. Gentle friendly and very sweet. Once out with another dog he lights up and very happy. Kaipo needs an experienced guardian adult home and he would love another small dog at home to play with. He needs TLC basic training and healthy/holistic food. Update: Kaipo is super sweet and very gentle good on leash. He was curious of the vet office cat and was good meeting him. Will be ok with cats that are dog friendly with proper introductions. Kaipo loves giving kisses and rolls over for belly rubs.
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    • Toxirn Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Moana D4167

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      Breed: Toxirn
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Cairn Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed. We rescued Moana and many of her siblings from a home with multiple dogs. All were neglected thin and infested with fleas. They all need training and socialization. Moana is a little shy due to the sudden change but she warms up fast and is very sweet friendly and gentle. They are now getting full vet care and will need time in a foster home to relax get healthy with holistic fresh food/supplements trained and socialized. She did great at a Doggie Day Care. Mandatory Puppy Training & Socials: Please read: https://www.furryfriendsrescue.org/find_a_pet/puppy Update: She is doing great at her foster home and loves to play with another small dog. Now friendly and social. Moana is very active. She would love another dog at home to play with or go to doggie day care/socials. She loves playing going out for potty biz and constantly zooming around at her foster home with attached back yard. Moana is not an apartment dog.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Keanu D6531

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Terrier / Mixed. Keanu along with his sister Kekoa and a brother Kalua was rescued from a neglect situation. They were 4 months old at time of rescue. All were neglected covered with fleas and urgently needed TLC. He is doing well and is healthy. They love food and learning. Ready for puppy classes and socials! Super sweet and active playful. He would love another active dog at home to play with or go to dog socials/doggie day care. Need home with yard and fed holistic fresh foods. 9/6/17 Update: Doing well learning manners and boundaries. Good with other dogs. Weighs 35 pounds now. He will be a large dog.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Bouncy D6027...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed. The Jurassic World litter were abandoned at a crowded shelter. We rescued them when they had no time/options left to save their lives. All were nervous but sweet. At our vet office they are happy and friendly with their staff for attention food and walks. Update from Foster Home: Bouncy is thriving at her foster home. She is a happy active girl who loves daily walks visits to the dog park and an evening of watching TV on her human's lap. Bouncy may be shy at first but warms up quickly and is enthusiastic affectionate loving snuggly playful and a wonderful companion. She would be happiest in a home with a moderately active companion dog and a quiet predictable home. Children 12 yrs and older as sudden movement and noise may frighten her.
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    • Maltese-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fremont, CA, USA

      Ezekiel (Zek...

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      Breed: Maltese-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Maltese / Mixed. 7/8/2017: Update from foster home: Zeke has come along way. 7 months ago he was so starved you could feel his ribs and hip bones. He was very fearful of people would bark at them. No big dogs for Zeke (little dog syndrome). Zeke is now used to people coming in and out of the house not so fearful of foster home's husband anymore will climb up and give him a kiss. It's taken him a long time to trust but with his abusive last home that is what is expected with these dogs. Loves his little squeaky toys (doesn't squeak them) just loves to carry around the house and when done carries them inside his kennel. Kind of a little toy hoarder. He also loves playing with his foster home's little dog. Very adorable personality. Zeke would be great in a home as an only dog or with another small female companion. He will bond to the female quicker and may take time to warm up to a male in the home. Ezekiel needs to learn that he is safe and feels loved. He will need an experienced adult-only home. NO KIDS.
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