Finn - Terrier / Fox Terrier / Mixed (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Imperial Beach, CA

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Ad ID: ADN-47215
Times Ad Viewed: 126 times
Date Listed: 11/29/2016
Date Expires: 25 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name:
Location:


rescue
Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Finn

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 11/29/2016
Location: Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Imperial Beach, CA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Other
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Terrier / Fox Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). "Finn" Terrier mix, male, 10 lbs, neutered 3 yrs old “Finn” aka Muffin, 3 yr old Terrier mix, male, 10 lbs Finn came to Open Arms Rescue after he was attacked by a group of male dogs in Ensenada, Mexico. As you can see from his photos and videos, all of his injuries were to his head. He was incredibly lucky to be found by a rescuer in Ensenada 3 days after he was attacked, and was taken to a local vet. Muffin had major damage to his head and face, and came into the vet suffering from Sepsis. He received months of surgeries and medical care at the vet and was finally able to come to the USA. Muffin is a loving, playful little boy who prefers a female owner. He also prefers the company of female dogs, so he is looking for a home where he will be the only boy. This is probably the result of his vicious attack. Please come and meet Muffin. He has been waiting a long time in his foster home to meet his family. Let’s not make him wait much longer. Video of Muffin NOW: https://youtu.be/7oXVG1wwH24 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbuLiTojmKU https://youtu.be/b-OZQ1Wqrrk Video of Muffin at the vet in Ensenada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9em9DRP3egUad Want a running partner? Muffin would be perfect...He is an active 2 year old 10 pound boy who wants to play and enjoy life. Who wants to be the lucky one to show Muffin what kind of wonderful life awaits him here in San Diego If you can help either foster of give him a forever home please call (760)470-7643 or email www.openarmsrescue.com www.facebook.com/OpenArmsRescueSD Our adoption fee through our rescue covers the dog being fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed/neutered, dewormed and flea treated. Please call 760-470-7643 Or email us at openarmsrescue@hotmail.com or stop by our website and fill out an online application at www.openarmsrescue.org

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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