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Catahoula Leopard Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

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Organization Name: Safe Haven of Iowa County
Location: South Amana, IA 52334
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Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Zeek

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 03/30/2018
Location: South Amana, IA, 52334
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Catahoula Leopard Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Activity Level Moderately Active
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  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $150.00. Meet Zeek! Zeek is seeking his forever family. His original owner lived in an apartment and found out that Zeek would bark too much during the day while he was home alone. So he contacted Safe Haven and asked us to help him find a new home for Zeek. This owner did tell us that he knew Zeek's parents and that Zeek is a Catahoula / Lab mix.....which we think is a super cute mix! That said, Zeek does have some look of a pitty to him, whether that is by chance or related to his actual heritage, we couldn't say. Zeek is housetrained, knows a few tricks, loves long walks, running around outside (often doing happy figure 8's!) cuddling on the couch, belly rubs, older children, women, car rides, playing tug of war, eating peanut butter out of a kong, small rawhides, and hot dogs. His "tricks" include: sit, shake, roll over, and jump high for treats! Zeek is not always comfortable with men upon first meeting them, he needs time to warm up. Zeek also does not seem to care for other animals, particularly other dogs. Zeek is a very strong dog, so he will need a strong owner who is willing/able to work with him on walking nicely on a leash (currently he tends to pull). Zeek is our longest term canine resident at Safe Haven. For the right person or family, he would make for an incredibly loyal, fun, and protective companion. Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter

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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Mikey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $150. Mikey is a really sweet dog who is missing his people after coming to us through the pound. We have publicized his presence and waited for a couple of weeks for his people to show up but his family must not know about dogs being held here when they are picked up within the county. (If he only had a registered microchip we could get him back to his people. ) He is microchipped now and his new family who adopts him will be able to register him. He seems to know that he likes to be on a couch with a person and he keeps his kennel clean, so we believe he has had a good life in a home with a family. The vet who brought him up-to-date on vaccines and tested for Heartworm (turned out negative) thinks he is probably around 8 years old. He came to us already neutered which was another indicator that a loving family was taking good care of him. Since we have not been able to find that original family Mikey would really like us to find a family who would appreciate him and the great qualities he learned with his first family. We have not tried him with other dogs yet, but do know he needs a home without cats. We are always willing to have an approved adopter bring their current dog in to meet one they are considering adopting. **UPDATE: Mikey was injured in late March and sadly had to spend a few days at a local ER Vet, and then a week in a foster home so he could get the medical attention he needed to recover. He is now healthy and ready for adoption -and while at his foster home we learned that he has GREAT house manners. He has definitely received a lot of TLC during his life and knows that he sure enjoys a good nap on the couch! We also learned that he should not be in a home with any cats, and would probably be happiest in a home where he is an only dog. We are focusing all our attention on finding him the home he deserves - so he can be out of the shelter and back on someone's couch! Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Bailey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Adoption Fee: $200. Bailey is very athletic and would make a great agility dog. She is highly active but can be very loving when she slows down. Like all of our dogs she has been brought up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and spayed (or neutered). She is negative for heartworm disease and has been kept current on flea and worm control Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter
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    • Border-Aussie Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Jack

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      Breed: Border-Aussie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd / Border Collie / Mixed (medium coat). Adoption Fee: $200. Jack has exceptional intelligence – We are not going to tell you HE wrote this.... but we know if he had, he would have said: I was at the shelter before and found a wonderful, loving home. I loved those folks so much and enjoyed walking with them off leash and laying at their feet and riding in the pick-up. I responded when they called and constantly watched for them to indicate what I was supposed to be doing. However, I messed up --- I thought that if I did not know someone who came to the door, I should be suspicious of them if they seemed to be scared of me and maybe even growl – so I did. They would have forgiven that, I think, if I had not gotten too intent in my desire to protect “my people". I did not understand about grandchildren and how very special they are ---and that they are supposed to get lots of attention, even though they might be taking attention and love that I thought was mine. I am ashamed to say I nipped at a kid and no one had seen why. And unfortunately in another setting I did bite an adult that reached to pick up an item that I thought was a toy for me to play with. So, here I am looking for a new family that knows that I am both quick to learn and intensely loving and devoted to folks who make me theirs " Jack was returned to Safe Haven after these bites in his adoptive home, so he was sent to a professional trainer to assess Jack's safety and if he was safe, to learn what type of home that would be most ideal for him. After many months, Jack is back at Safe Haven and Robin, the trainer, let us know Jack is a nice dog, that deserves another chance in a home better suited for him. He does need a home where he is an only dog, and with no children. Jack actually did very well with his obedience training, and as it says above, he definitely is an intelligent dog! Robin is willing to talk and even meet with any potential adopters and make sure they understand what type of home and training Jack will do best in - but most of all Jack will need an owner that is willing to take the "leader of the pack" role. Jack's new owner will also need to take seriously what can happen when Jack is around new people, and be willing to kennel Jack or keep him in another safe room away from company when they visit. So if you consider yourself fairly dog savy, and are looking for a great young companion, that would love to further his obedience training - Jack may just be a perfect match for you - please contact us and come meet Jack! Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page.
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    • Rottweiler-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Oaklynn

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      Breed: Rottweiler-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rottweiler / Mixed (medium coat). Adoption Fee: $200. Oaklynn came to Safe Haven with her brother, Boss, when their caregiver, the mother of the original owners, developed health issues. Her children, who originally had the puppies, were forced to leave them with her when they could not find an apartment that would accept two dogs this large. After a little time at the shelter she became more receptive of all the folks who interact with her although she had originally appeared to be shy. She is still young and ready/accepting of training. The pups previous owner estimated them to be less than a year old. We have learned that Oaklynn sometimes shows typical Rottweiler characteristics in that she likes to lean-in to humans as she is being petted. Another charming Rottie characteristic she has shown with her brother is the 'Rottie rumble' --the little low rumble like noise in her throat that can be a bit frightening to individuals who are expecting them to be big meanies. It is not a growl - they are talking to you. We can see Rottweiler shape of head, and size in Oaklynn; but we are completely unsure of the other side of the family. (Her brother has the typical Rottweiller markings and looks more like a Rottie than Oaklynn.) Oaklynn is very willing to try to please people, which is great because she is going to be 'gentle giant' size, especially if she puts on a little more muscle. Right now the body type does not seem all that Rottweiler, but maybe that is because she is still growing/filling out. She does better on a harness than a collar for leash work. She liked learning about raw-hides, treats, toys and other good things that come when she turns on the charm. She is great with volunteers and all the volunteers especially appreciate that she keeps her kennel clean. But, we have learned that she can be very assertive with cats. In fact, she was adopted and went for her home visit where she failed the 'living with cats and another dog' requirement ----which was a shock to us because she had seemed quite submissive with her brother, Boss, and had not been aggressive with cats when we took her into a room to test her. She still likes to jump when excited and might be a bit much for small children until she has had some training. If Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Roxy

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $150. Roxy is a great companion dog - and has done wonderful in her foster home, where she is the perfect house dog! She is laid back, and loves everyone she meets. Roxy is 10 years old, but is very playful yet and seems young at heart - and is so deserving of her forever home! Roxy came to Safe Haven in 2017 as an owner relinquishment because her owner was having serious health issues requiring hospitalization and could no longer care for her. She did come into Safe Haven with a moderate limp due to an old injury - a ligament tear in her right knee. So with the financial support of a great non-profit group in Cedar Rapids called Critter Crusaders, Roxy underwent two ligament repair surgeries to try and fix that old injury and make her life a bit more pain-free. The surgeon is encouraged by her new mobility and is optimistic that the repair work that he was able to perfom, will be enough to keep her quality of life quite high :) She is feeling frisky again and is on minimal pain medicine. Roxy has lived with other dogs in the past and seems to ignore kitties when she meets them at her foster home. She absolutely loves her 16 year old boy in the foster home, and they play fetch and she shows off her obedience skills with a very polished "Sit" and "Shake" ability. Tennis balls and stuffed toys are her favorite, and she loves to play tug-o-war ....but then settles down very nicely for a nap! Her foster family knows Roxy would be fine around older kids, but toddlers may be a bit too much for Roxy, as she appreciates a little more calm, predictable lifestyle :) She is very well behaved - even during meals....just sits and happily watches her foster family eat - sometimes they just can't believe how well mannered she is. She loves going on car rides, and seeing the world around her...but she does well home alone if she needs to be left behind too. Roxy really does have years of wonderful love and devotion left to give some very lucky family - if you would like to meet her please let us know! Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter
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    • Black and Tan Coonhound Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Ed

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      Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound (short coat). Adoption Fee: $200. These three black and tan coonhounds came to us a strays from the northwest side of Iowa County where they seemed to have wandered. Did I mention they are pretty friendly as noted by the blur of the tails as they wag and the six front feet all over their visitor. We held them for a couple weeks waiting for their owner to claim them, but that owner has not shown up. They have been neutered or spayed and all their flea, worm preventatives and vaccines have been administered. They were tested for heartworm disease and found to be negative. They are healthy and robust and looking for someone to take them home to hunt or just to be their buddy and let them be a member of the family. I would like to tell you that I know which one is Ed in the picture posted here, but I do not. This picture was taken one of their first days with us. It may not be as specific with regard to each dog as is desirable; but the enthusiasm and friendliness is so evident that it is a case of a picture being worth a thousand words. Interested in adopting this pet? Please click the adoption info link for more information. And then click on the "Online Application" link at the bottom of that page. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in South Amana, IA, USA

      Buttons

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois (medium coat). Adoption Fee: $200. Buttons is a very active intelligent young dog. She appears to be pure bred Belgian Malinois but she was a rescue dog from the Hurricane Harvey situation, so her history is unknown. She has been working with a professional trainer, Robin Moulds. He reports she is doing very well and he believes she is ready for her new forever home. She comes with the advantage of having had that professional training and the opportunity for the adopting family to discuss that training with a very experienced trainer. She does well with male dogs. She needs a home where she can be active but without small children or cats. Interested in adopting this pet? Please click here for more information. www.wesavepets.com/info/adoption And then click on the blue " Safe Haven of Iowa County Online Application" link at the bottom. Adoption Info e-mail this page Click below to learn more about why to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter. Adopting from An Animal Shelter
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