Jax - Shepherd / Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Perth Amboy, NJ

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Organization Name: Perth Amboy Animal Shelter
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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(732) 324-3877


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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Jax

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 03/29/2016
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shepherd / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Jax is an adult Shepherd/Terrier mix with a complicated past that makes it necessary for his forever home to be a very special one. Jax spent his entire life outside with minimal human interaction so it is not surprising that he has issues trusting people and behaving like a "normal" dog. His ideal new family will be adult only with the patience for a slow introductory process and perhaps a home that can accommodate his preference to spend lots of time outdoors. For staff and volunteers that Jax has developed relationships with, he has been known to give out some smooches and he is a sucker for butt scratches! This guy hasn't had it easy but he deserves a second chance in an environment that will help him thrive at his own pace! All Perth Amboy Animal Shelter residents will be fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. You must be 23 or older to adopt from the shelter, complete an Adoption Application and pay the associated adoption fee. The application must be approved by the shelter staff and all adoptions are finalized based on the best interests of our animals. Come visit us Monday - Friday between 10am and 4pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10am - 3pm. Contact us at (732) 324-3877 and don't forget to ask about our Foster Program!

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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      Dozer

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      Breed: Boxer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Terrier (short coat). Dozer is an old friend of the shelter who is unfortunately experiencing his second stay with us through no fault of his own. Dozer is a great dog who loves walks and his playtime and is an expert smoocher! Let's make sure this time he gets the perfect forever home so that although we love him, we don't have to see him in our kennels ever again! All Perth Amboy Animal Shelter residents will be fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. You must be 23 or older to adopt from the shelter, complete an Adoption Application and pay the associated adoption fee. The application must be approved by the shelter staff and all adoptions are finalized based on the best interests of our animals. Come visit us Monday - Friday between 10am and 4pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10am - 3pm. Contact us at (732) 324-3877 and don't forget to ask about our Foster Program!
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      Rambo

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
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      Diggs

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Diggs is a sweet and playful puppy who wound up at the shelter through no fault of his own. He is still under a year old and would make a great family pet! Diggs is looking for a new home that will truly be forever so come on in and give him the second chance he deserves! All Perth Amboy Animal Shelter residents will be fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. You must be 23 or older to adopt from the shelter, complete an Adoption Application and pay the associated adoption fee. The application must be approved by the shelter staff and all adoptions are finalized based on the best interests of our animals. Come visit us Monday - Friday between 10am and 4pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10am - 3pm. Contact us at (732) 324-3877 and don't forget to ask about our Foster Program!
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      Miguel

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      Breed: Akita-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
      Posted Breed: Akita / Mixed (medium coat). Miguel recently came into the shelter as a stray and he is still acclimating to his new environment. He is anxious but with patience will interact nicely with shelter staff and volunteers. As his true personality emerges we will know more about his likes and dislikes but in the meantime come on in and see if he may be a match for you! All Perth Amboy Animal Shelter residents will be fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. You must be 23 or older to adopt from the shelter, complete an Adoption Application and pay the associated adoption fee. The application must be approved by the shelter staff and all adoptions are finalized based on the best interests of our animals. Come visit us Monday - Friday between 10am and 4pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10am - 3pm. Contact us at (732) 324-3877 and don't forget to ask about our Foster Program!
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      Veno in Fost...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
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      Ragnar

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
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      Lucille

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
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