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zzz - Skipper - Shepherd / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Organization Name: I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male
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zzz - Skipper

Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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Mutt Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

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Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed. Skipper is a male sheperd mixed that was found on the streets with wounds all over his neck. His wounds have healed now and he is an active happy boy looking for a home or rescue. He is neutered, microchiped, and up to date on shots. He is good with people and dogs. Please contact animalrescuehelper@gmail.com for more information.

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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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet DAKOTA! *courtesy post - contact Ruth Camardi at 714-679-8113 for adoption info! Dakota is a beautiful 1 year old lab mix who is extremely sweet and playful! She is very strong and could use some basic training but she is a doll! She has been spayed and has all of her shots. She hasn't been around other animals yet, but she's very friendly, loves attention and acts like a lap dog! She sleeps in a crate at night. She does tend to howl at times when she wants in the house. She will need some leash training too. Dakota has had seizures so she has been put on medication and it's all under control at this time. She is a very sweet dog who loves attention, please give her the chance to show you how awesome she can be! We think she would like a companion to play with too! For adoption info, contact Ruth at 714-679-8113 or via email at camardir@aol.com
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

      Edwina

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). CHEESE!!! Check out my smile... adorable, right? Hi! Im Edwina, and I am a 10 month old puppy that is too cute for words! I might be kind of a Terrier and other stuff but like I said, I am cute, adorable and happy. I run, jump, twirl, climb with my long legs and lick stuff that is new to me. My foster family thinks I am so clever and would be perfect for an active family with children who could love me and work with me on learning my manners. We could grow and learn together. I am house trained and love to play with my doggy friends! I like everybody. EVERYBODY. I am such a great puppy and would love a family of my own! If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website and complete the adoption application: http://www.icaredogrescue.org/ready-to-adopt/ Adoption fee includes : Spay/neuter * shots up to date * micro-chip * fecal and vet check
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    • Poodle (Miniature)-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

      Lucy Lou

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      Breed: Poodle (Miniature)-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (medium coat). Are you looking for a cute little girl that will love you and lay on your lap? Look no more, here I am ready to be your girl. My name is Lucy and I'm about 1 years old and about 19 lbs. I love to cuddle and go for walks. I would do better with a small dog that is submissive because I'm a little afraid of big dogs. I would also do better with older kids. I'm very playful and love to chase balls. My foster mom thinks I may be a Maltese or poodle mix but it doesn't matter to me I just want to be loved by you. Contact my people at Icare so we can meet and share a treat. I'm really looking forward to meeting you and making you my forever friend. Love Lucy If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website and complete the adoption application: http://www.icaredogrescue.org/ready-to-adopt/ Adoption fee includes : Spay/neuter * shots up to date * micro-chip * fecal and vet check
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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

      Braveheart

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Mr. Smiley is my nickname, looking happy is my game! I am a 7 year old grey/white American bulldog mix, weighing 87 lbs. Everyone who meets me compliments me on my big, sunshiny smile and wants to hug my broad, muscly neck. I am a handsome guy who radiates with happiness when you pay attention to me. I love being with my people and meeting new people. I may look tough but I'm really a softy and love to have my behind scratched and to flip on my back and have my belly tickled. I would love a real swimming pool as I love to jump in my foster's kiddie pool and dunk my head and bite at the water. I have a silly side and will run in donuts, chase toys and balls. I am always up for an adventure and jump in the car, ride shotgun or sit quietly in back, beaming my cheeky grin. I love getting chicken nuggets from "Chik-fi-let"! I am an "alert woofer" but not a big barker. I prefer the company of calmer, medium and small sized dogs if introduced properly. I am good on a leash and listen to my handler, even when another dog acts aggressive towards me. I like cats a little TOO much but I've learned they're off the menu and listen to my foster even when they're pretty close. I really want to please. I love sleeping in a crate on a soft bed and i am housebroken. I prefer to be inside with my people. My foster mom says I am very powerful so although I'm very gentle and calm most of the time, I need a physically strong person and probably older children. I know "Sit, Wait, leave it, car, come, crate, outside," sit nicely for treats and my meals. If you are looking for an all around awesome buddy that makes you smile, then BRAVEHEART is your dog! Watch him with his baby pool! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z7Qzz84DvU More of Braveheart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g0TtY5-oJY If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website and complete the adoption application: http://www.icaredogrescue.org/ready-to-adopt/
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

      Mister

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). My name is MISTER! I am an 8 year old, 12 pound chihuahua mix! While I am happy to be part of a one dog family, I get along well with my foster siblings. I have discovered I like the touch of a human although I lived on my own for quite some time. I am pretty independent unless you want to scratch me where I like it or you have a little treat in your hand or want to take me for a walk. Did I mention I like to be scratched? (I never knew this until recently) I have spent a lot of time on my own in inhospitable surroundings so I am a little rough around the edges sometimes. A good Samaritan found me tied to a road sign in Mt Baldy and it was the beginning of the good life for me!) . While I may be approaching middle age (I am 8 years old as per my vet). I have plenty of energy and a literal spring in my step to be a member of a forever family. My foster parents think I am a very clever and quick to learn and I am their favorite escape artist. I am house broken most of the time but need occasional reminders about the difference between indoors and outdoors because I have spent so much time living on my own. I have learned that humans can be sweet and kindness is wonderful! I am ready to be adopted by the right family, couple or person but please remember, I like my coffee strong, light and with a touch of chocolate, as I must confess I am a coffee thief (that is what my foster mom calls me when I take a sip or 2 or 3 of her coffee). If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website and complete the adoption application: http://www.icaredogrescue.org/ready-to-adopt/ Adoption fee includes : Spay/neuter * shots up to date * micro-chip * fecal and vet check
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    • Maltese Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

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      Breed: Maltese
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Maltese / Chinese Crested-Powder Puff (long coat). Meet REX! *courtesy post - contact Wendy via email at teddy7782@aol.com for adoption info! Rex is a very sweet Maltese/Chinese Crested mix with soft cream white hair and big smiles! He is good with other dogs, cats, and children. He loves to sit and cuddle next to you on your lap and at night in bed at your feet. He is very loving and loyal. We adopted him in 2009 when he was 1 years old. He is around 8 years old and very healthy he has never had any health issues. He is up to date on Rabies, but he needs his other vaccines and we are going to get him a dental cleaning. The issues he needs to work on are his aggression towards some new people, not all. He needs time to warm up! He also does not like having a harness put on him and has high energy which is good but can be high strung. He never had aggression or growling issues or issues with putting on a harness or touching in a certain way, but one time he got off his leash and a neighbor picked him up by his neck to catch him, and another time he was kicked by an ABA therapist when he was just standing near door because the lady did not like dogs. Our vet said he might have to go on medication to calm down to do a professional grooming although he does tolerate baths we just leave a leash on him all the time to help with these issues. He is very intelligent and easily trainable. Contact Wendy via email at teddy7782@aol.com for more information!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

      ZZ-Nala *cou...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet NALA! *courtesy post - contact Sylvie via email at lovehabitatrescue@live.com for adoption info! Nala is a young and deaf fawn colored female pitbull mix. Nala communicates by hand signals. She knows the signals for basic commands like "sit", "down", "paw"and "stay". Nala is great on walks, rides very well in the car and is an affectionate girl. She lets you know she needs to potty by barking at the door. She never pottys in the house. Nala is affectionate and a wonderful girl! She should be an only dog as she does not like to share food. Nala has not been around children so a house without young children or no children is best! If you are interested in Nala, please send an email to lovehabitatrescue@live.com and tell us a little about your pet experience, what interests you in Nala, and a little about the amount of time you have to spend with your soon to be pet and about your household. All of our dogs are spay/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and in private foster homes. Adoption fee and application process apply. Thank You
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

      ZZ-Piper *co...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet PIPER! *courtesy post-contact Raquel via email at penaraquel46@gmail.com This gorgeous girl is PIPER, a 2.5 year old Pit mix. Piper is about 2.5 yrs. old and weighs only 45lbs. so she doesn't take up a lot of space for a big dog! She is crate trained and leash trained. She is so smart and knows sit, shake, down and stay. Piper is the kind of girl that wants all the attention for herself so she should be the only dog in the home where she can shine like a diamond! Pipers mom fell on hard times and lost everything. She abandoned Piper at a boarding facility so she really needs a new home ASAP! To meet Piper, contact Raquel via email at penaraquel46@gmail.com
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    • Chipin Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

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      Breed: Chipin
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Meet TUBBY! *courtesy post-contact Clint at 626-627-3300 for adoption info! Tubby is a very friendly, obedient dog, unfortunately he has limited feeling in his hind legs due to a fall that occurred about a year ago. I took him to an emergency animal hospital who referred me to the Veterinary Neurology CenterOne in Tustin, Orange County, CA, (949) 784-8703, in case someone would like to see his MRIs. Diagnosis was “Tubby had multi-level intervertebral disc herniations and an abnormal region of hyperintensity (brightness) in the spinal cord.” I could only assume that he preferred to survive even with diminished quality of life. I’ve been caring for him since that time but due to recent circumstances I can no longer tend to him. I believe that with the proper attention, it’s possible for him to use his hind legs again. The neurologist confirmed that he can feel his hind paws but I think the lack of use has resulted in lack of confidence and muscle in his hind legs. I know that when I’ve had time to work with him, he would show improvement and try to hobble on all four legs, especially when he goes to a park. I haven’t lost hope in his ability to recover. He has a wheelchair. He is a miniature pincher mix, about 7 years old, around 15 pounds. He is neutered and up to date on shots. Tubby also likes to "talk" to people and will respond with cute pup noises when spoken to. While initially he barks at strangers, he is a very friendly dog and loves showing his love to people by licking them. Tubby is very obedient and has never bitten anyone, has walked off-leash and always returns when called, and gets along well with anyone. While it is heartbreaking to say goodbye to such a loving member of the family, I no longer have the means to care for him. Tubby needs someone who can give him a lot of attention, encouragement to use of his hind legs, and make sure that he doesn't hurt himself by dragging his legs on hard surfaces. Despite his accident, Tubby is still a happy and excited dog, especially when given love from people. While primarily an outdoor dog, Tubby has spent time indoors. He can't always control going to the bathroom due to his legs, but he doesn't chew things or go into the trash can. Best thing for him would be grassy backyard and a pillow. He also has a sister, Ruby, who my acquaintance is able to keep. However, whoever adopts Tubby is welcome to Ruby as well in case the new owner prefers to keep them together. She is a golden lab mix, about 8 years old, about 50 pounds, so they’ve been together pretty much their whole lives. Typical lab family dog traits, friendly, loves kids, never bitten anyone. Please contact Clint at 6266273300 or via emial at clintoncchien@yahoo.com
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    • Bulldog-Chesapeake Bay Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

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      Breed: Bulldog-Chesapeake Bay Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chesapeake Bay Retriever / Bulldog / Mixed (medium coat). Meet COOPER! *courtesy post-contact Darrell or Karen Ashlock via email at kdashlock1@aol.com Cooper is a handsome boy with a luxuirious coat and a unique tail. He is very food motivated and loves to fetch and return his egg ball either on grass or in the water. He does great at agility and seems to love it. He is very loyal and enjoys a good massage and snuggle with his people. Cooper loves to play fetch and even will go in the pool to get his toy! He has shared a home with his best dog friend, but has never been exposed to cats. He is very loving when he knows you and is strong so shouldn't be in a home with young kids. Cooper is a special dog who deserves a forever home! We need to find a good home for him ASAP so please email us today! Contact Darrell or Karen Ashlock via email at kdashlock1@aol.com to meet COOPER!
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