New adoptable dog: BUSTER

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Buster

Buster crawled out from under an abandoned cabin at the beginning of June, emaciated, terrified, and with a badly broken jaw. In spite of his fear and the incredible amount of pain he was in, he has always been incredibly sweet and gentle. We’ve had him in foster care for 2 months now, with many vet trips to help him heal, and to treat abscesses and infections that resulted from the jaw break. He’s missing a few teeth, and his poor head will always be a bit misshapen due to the nature of the breaks in his jaw (yes, more than one place), but he is now healthy, happy, and ready to go to a fabulous forever home!

Buster is a pit bull terrier – possibly with a little boxer . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: BUSTER

 

Does Doggy DNA Deliver?

Booduh

You may have heard about “doggy DNA tests,” which promise to tell you the breed composition of your mutt when you mail in their cheek cells, collected using a specialized swab. But do these tests really work?

In 2004, our Executive Director Kim adopted Booduh [left], an all-out mutt. To date, Booduh has received three separate doggy DNA tests, the proprietors of which shall remain unnamed.

All of these tests delivered wildly different results.

The first test was the most basic, returning Siberian Husky and Labrador Retriever [right].

The next test returned the most breeds of all, but none of them were shared with the others. The breeds it returned were:

German Pinscher

Black and Tan Coonhound

Boxer

Field Spaniel

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