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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Perth Amboy, NJ

      Lucille

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Lucille was left in and abandoned apartment prior to her arrival at the shelter. She was understandably frightened and has taken a few weeks to begin to trust and interact with shelter staff and volunteers. She has now shown us her wiggle butt and her gentle and obedient nature when taking treats and going for walks! A little patience and her true personality is shining through... now it's her time for a forever family that will never abandon her 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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      Oscar

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (long coat). Oscar was just surrendered to the shelter at the age of 7. He is friendly and sweet and sure to be adopted quickly so if you think he would be a good addition to your family come on in and visit him today! 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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      Midnight

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Midnight is a quiet girl who is still adjusting to her new living arrangements at the shelter after recently being surrendered when her owner lost their home. She walks like a dream on her leash, is reliably housebroken and will be spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccinations prior to adoption. So far she has been more on the serious and inquisitive side but we can tell there is definitely a fun loving girl in there just waiting to come out! Come on in and meet her today... she may just be your new best friend! 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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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Perth Amboy, NJ

      Bear in Fost...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat). Bear was just surrendered to the shelter so we are still getting to know his personality as he adjusts to this recent change. So far we can say that he loves to play with toys and enjoys long walks! He is a bit of a jumper so his ideal new family will not have young children and we will continue to assess his temperament with the other shelter residents. Stop by and meet him today... we are hoping his shelter stay is a short one! 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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    • Chinese Shar-Pei-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Perth Amboy, NJ

      Bronson

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      Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
      Posted Breed: Shar Pei / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Bronson is a silly, happy pup despite a skin condition that has been poorly managed and left him looking and feeling terribly uncomfortable. He has been evaluated by the vet and he is not contagious but will have a long road to recovery as the perfect diet and treatment regimen are figured out! Bronson is 2 years old and still has a goofy puppy personality! He is way too interested in cats to have any feline siblings and as he starts to feel better, his like/dislike for other dogs will be assessed. Come on in and visit him today... his before/after pictures are sure to be amazing once he finds a forever family to give him the care he needs! 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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