Mutt Dog For Adoption in CALDWELL, NC, USA
Meet Benny! Benny was rescued from a kill shelter about six months ago by a friend who's work situation hasn't left much time for a dog. When we heard he was being kept in a crate 12-16 hours at a time, it broke our heart and we offered to help him find a new home. He's 8 years old, about 35 pounds, and some kind of hound mix. His personality is very sweet, caring, loving, gentle and a bit goofy. He's pretty laid back, but gets really excited when we come home, and will run and play with our two beagles in short stints. He gets along great with our dogs. We are told that he is good with kids, and while I haven't witnessed it personally, he seems so gentle and really like people once he warms up to them. He quickly learned how to use the doggie door by watching our dogs and aside one accident the first few hours he was here, he has let himself out as needed to use the bathroom whether we've been home or not. We have been testing leaving him out of his crate when not home now that he seems comfortable here and haven't had any issues yet. He understands No, Sit &amp;amp; Down and hasn't attempted to chew anything that wasn't given to him. If you're looking for a cuddly companion who'll follow you around, lay by your side and keep your feet warm this winter, look no further! We're not asking for an adoption fee of any kind, but we do ask that you have the means to get him up to dat on the basics and keep him on a heart worm preventative.
|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.|
|Country of Origin:||Unknown|
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