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Zelda - Terrier / Mixed (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Porter Ranch, CA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-24242
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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
Date Expires: 15 days from now

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Organization Name:
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rescue
Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Zelda

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Porter Ranch, CA, 91326
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Mutt Dog For Adoption in Porter Ranch, CA, USA

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

Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (long coat). DOB: August 2009 || BREED/COLORING: Terrier Mix; Red & White || SIZE: Zelda weighs about 10lbs and is fully grown. || HISTORY: Zelda was found as a stray and taken to the shelter. While she waited there for a new home, it became apparent that she was pregnant. They scheduled her for euthanasia, so went and saved her life - and she gave birth to two puppies the very next day. || PERSONALITY: Zelda is waggy and playful with other dogs, but is quite fearful of people. She was obviously neglected and/or abused. It takes her some time to warm up to people... but she's not mean or nippy, and acts happy and waggy, she's just a nervous girl. She needs TLC. || TRAINING: Zelda is doing FANTASTIC in her foster home with housebreaking. She uses pee pads during the day, and when the door to the patio is open she goes potty outside without fail. || WOULD DO BEST: Zelda needs an adult-only quiet home and would really do best with at least one other small dog in the home. || CATS/DOGS/KIDS: Zelda is GREAT with other dogs (LOVES other dogs) and with cats. She is not recommended for children because she is so timid. || VET RECORD :All of our dogs are currently vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. || AVAILABILITY: This dog is available for adoption now and is being fostered or kenneled in the San Fernando Valley area. Please email us and we will send you an adoption application. Local adoptions only. || Visit our website: http://www.foreverhomepetrescue.org/ || Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/foreverhome || Make a donation to help us continue to save lives: http://www.foreverhomepetrescue.org/donate.html

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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