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Chaco - Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Durham Region, ON, USA


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Ad ID: ADN-32819
Times Ad Viewed: 216 times
Date Listed: 03/04/2017
Date Expires: 25 days from now

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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Male Male


Age: Senior
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 03/04/2017
Location: Durham Region, ON, L0B 1B0
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Mutt Dog For Adoption in Durham Region, ON, USA

Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed. Please note that since TAGS is a smaller volunteer program, we are limited to adoptions within the Durham Region area. We encourage those applicants who apply outside of the area to check your local shelters and rescue programs. We are always happy to refer you to a program in your area. This is the look of pure happy! Stretched out comfortably on the grass, smiling widely, bold, black and beautiful Chaco has his soft, golden eyes on you. Saved from a high-kill shelter, he has been breathing the fresh air of freedom, and whether it’s dashing through the snow or sprinting across the yard, he is energy paws-onified. Despite his size, Chaco, who thinks of himself as a lap dog, is extremely affectionate, loving and loyal, gives long, slurpy kisses, and loves cuddling with his foster mom. He gets along with most dogs, walks well on leash with the help of a Gentle Leader, and is good in the car. Crate trained, but never fully obedience trained, what Chaco needs now is a home without other pets, where adopters experienced with “alpha” dogs will patiently work to provide him with all that he’s missed. Their reward: one deserving dog’s fur-ever loving and loyalty. Not to mention those sweet Chaco kisses!

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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