Blake - Hound / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Oklahoma City, OK

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Ad ID: ADN-34638
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Date Listed: 10/01/2016
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Organization Name:
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rescue
Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Blake

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Oklahoma City, OK 73113
Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Oklahoma City, OK
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed. Oh, hello. Please call me Blake. I came to the rescue a few years ago when I was found hit by a car by the capital with numerous broken bones. A nice person came along but I hurt so bad I wouldn’t let them touch me. They put out a crate so I dragged myself into it. After surgeries with screws and plates in my back legs my body has healed. I admit it took longer for me to heal emotionally. I have graduated from the prison dog training program. I am leash, crate and house trained. I know all my basic obedience. On a leash I will do whatever you ask. Off leash I love to play with other dogs in a fenced yard. You can pet me inside but I'd prefer not outside but maybe we could keep working on that? I love supper time and can hardly wait. I am not a bigger talker, actually I am pretty quiet. I would like a job...maybe I could lay by your feet and keep them warm or maybe just be company or a friend for your other dog. You decide where I would fit best. I am neutered, current on vaccinations, micro chipped and current on flea & tick preventative. I may need arthritis medicine later in life, I am not really sure. My adoption fee is 100.00 and you can fill out an adoption application for me, Blake, at dogsasfamily.com. I may not be perfect however I can still love you unconditionally. Can you love me?

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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