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Gypsy - Shepherd / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Raleigh, NC, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-24436
Times Ad Viewed: 240 times
Date Listed: 03/07/2016
Date Expires: 28 days from now

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rescue
Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Gypsy

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Raleigh, NC, 27620
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Mutt Dog For Adoption in Raleigh, NC, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). "Fun-loving, active, and outgoing female, seeks adventurous and on the go family for good times, good fun, lots of affection, and long-term relationship!” Gypsy is an outgoing and friendly girl who LOVES people. She has, as they say, "never met a stranger". In fact, that actually saved her from a life in the woods... a good Samaritan came across a hungry Gypsy, who wanted to jump right in the woman's car with her! You can't get much friendlier than that! Gypsy would be a great dog for an individual or family who wants a hiking or jogging companion. She loves car rides and she's always ready to go places with her humans. She may be "middle aged", but shhhhhhh...... don't tell Gypsy. She doesn't know! She is still plenty playful and active... but she also settles down nicely on her bed to chew on her deer antler or hollow out her stuffed Kong! Oh, and did I mentioned..... she LOVES belly rubs? Gypsy enjoys playing with the other dogs in her foster home. She is a boisterous player though, and not for the timid-type dog. We think she would also be fine as an only dog as well. After all, she LOVES her humans! Also, Gypsy is a fence climber and either needs a 6 ft privacy fence OR to be kept on leash. Gypsy is NOT good with cats and because she is still pretty active, we think she would be "too much" for young children.. So, if you're looking for a happy-go-lucky, active dog to be a full-fledge member of the family, then this former "Gypsy in the woods" is the gal for you! Placement Requirements: No cats No young children Either to be kept ON leash or yard must have a 6 ft. fence How To Adopt Me: Step 1: First, p lease be sure you have read this pet's entire description in order to decide whether this particular pet is a good candidate for your family. We try to include as many details as possible about each pet, including the type of placement needs and requirements they have for adoption. Step 2: Be sure to read our adoption policies and procedures before contacting us. Step 3: E-mail us to request an adoption application and/or inquire about this pet.

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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