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Comet - Pointer / Affenpinscher Dog For Adoption
Pointer Dog For Adoption in Morehead, KY, USA


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Date Listed: 02/24/2017
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Breed: Pointer
Gender: Male Male


Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 02/24/2017
Location: Morehead, KY, 40351
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Pointer Dog For Adoption in Morehead, KY, USA

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

Posted Breed: Pointer / Affenpinscher. Comet is a sweet little guy with specialized needs. When he should have been getting his formative socialization, he was instead living a feral lifestyle. He can co-exist very peacefully with other dogs with submissive personalities. He himself is submissive, and therefore can be picked on by dominat dogs. Comet would thrive on a farm with other sweet happy dogs. He will walk with you and play with other dogs and sleeps inside at night. He is fine around farm animals although We do not know how he would do around fowl. He loves belly rubs, treats, and quietly sitting with you. As he started out a feral, he can sometimes resort to fear biting, so he needs a special person to call his own that understands his background. He does need to be with other dogs, and will only be adopted to a home where other dogs are present.<br> ----------------------------------------------------------------- <br/> This listing was updated on 4/11/2016. New website coming soon! <br> Visit our Facebook page at <br> Email us at<br> <em>When contacting STAR, please identify yourself as a local adopter, long distance adopter (indicate city/state), rescue, sponsor, or potential foster home/local volunteer in Rowan Co KY.</em> <br/> ----------------------------------------------------------------- <br> How big will this dog get? If the dog in this listing is under 6 months old, you can estimate this dog's adult weight here: <a href=\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"></a> <br> -----------------------------------------------------------------<br> Please note: In most cases, the breed mix is our best guess based on the size/appearance of the dog. Most of the dogs we get are strays so their history is unknown.<br> -----------------------------------------------------------------<br> ADOPTION AREA: <br/> At this time, STAR is only adopting to individuals who live within an hour of Morehead, KY. All rescues should please contact us at <a href=\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\"></a>.<br> -----------------------------------------------------------------<br> DONATE/SPONSOR: <br/> Please sponsor me! Full sponsorship is $120 per dog. Partial sponsorships accepted and appreciated. PayPal as gift to and include comment: sponsor money for [insert dog's name you wish to sponsor]. Sponsoring saves lives! STAR only accepts sponsor money for dogs as we don't have any foster homes for cats so can't pull them from the shelter for sponsors. We can pull cats for rescues, so rescues please do contact us for a rescue application.<br> <br> To donate items, please check out our Amazon wish list:<br> <a href=\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"></a><br> -----------------------------------------------------------------<br> PET ID INFORMATION: <br> (PR) Rowan County animal, stray hold is 6 days <br> (PF) Fleming County animal, stray hold is 6 days then euth <br> (PB) Bath County animal, stray hold is 5 days then euth <br> *Dog is in foster or boarding with STAR <br> (H) means this animal is from a hoarding situation. <br> Dogs and cats marked (PR), (PF) or (PB) are located in the Tri-County Animal Shelter.<br> <br> Dogs in the shelter receive their first DAPPv vaccination (parvo/distemper) upon arrival at the pound. Rabies vaccine and spay/neuter surgery are mandatory and done for the adoption fee for local residents. Please note rabies vaccine and surgeries are NOT done on site and the adoption fee must be paid before they receive rabies vaccine or surgery. <br> <br> For cats marked (PC) please call the shelter at 606-784-4930 or go there directly to adopt...and do it quickly. Time is of the essence for the cats at the shelter. Due to crowding, some may only have a few days. Cat adoption fee at the shelter is $50 which includes spay/neuter.


A.K.A. : English Pointer
Overview: The Pointer is a well-loved dog in the U.S. They're independent, yet have a sweet disposition. Good with kids, they make a fun and gentle playmate.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 55-75, female: 45-65
Height (in): male: 25-28, female: 23-26
Colors: Liver, lemon, black, orange, either solid or mixed with white.
Coat: Hair is short and dense, smooth with a sheen.
Character: Pointers are gentle, sweet, and kind. They may be too rambunctious for small children, though they have a lot of loyalty for their families. They are reserved around strangers.
Temperament: This breed needs the companionship of a loving family. They get along well with other dogs and household pets.
Care: The Pointer requires occasional brushing to remove dead hair.
Training: This breed is very intelligent, yet easily distracted. Therefore, care must be taken to be consistent and provide a non-repetitive training approach.
Activity: The Pointer needs at least an hour of heavy exercise daily and lots of space to run and play.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, thyroid problems, dwarfism, and skin conditions.
Life Expectancy: 13-14

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