New adoptable dog: MEEKO

Meeko

Meeko

Meeko is a gorgeous boy who looks like a husky/shepherd mix; he arrived as a stray and has gone unclaimed. We are guesstimating his date of birth at about 4/26/2012 – he has those gangly “teenager” legs and the playfulness of a pup!

He has lots of boisterous energy and loves to chase just about anything, so we wouldn’t recommend him for a home with kitties that run away… but he has a soft, cuddly side too, and will sit for long periods just snuggling with the volunteers.

He doesn’t seem to be an overly dominant dog, though will stand up to a challenge, so would fit best with an easygoing dog companion (probably a female would be best), or as the only dog.

He’d love to have a family that will give him lots of time to play and run with . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: MEEKO

 

New adoptable dog: Romeo

Romeo

Romeo

Romeo is one of a pair of dogs recently found by hunters, on top of a remote mountain 20 miles from the nearest house. He has started to put on weight and is a happy and grateful boy. We are guessing he is about 2 years old; he seems to be housetrained, and has a sunny personality. He looks to us like a shepherd/husky mix, maybe with some Pyrenees or Samoyed in there.

Romeo seems to like other dogs and all people; he doesn’t entirely understand “fetch” yet – he’ll go run to the ball, but not bring it back – but he DOES love a good game of “chase the grasshoppers” and will leap up into the air trying to catch them. He is pretty good on leash, and should be a good fit for most homes and . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: Romeo

 

New adoptable dog: Prancer

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Prancer

Prancer is a chow/husky/shepherd mix boy, born about October 2008. He is a shy, sensitive boy who spent some time with a person who yelled at him a lot, before he found a temporary home with the person who eventually brought him to us. He is so grateful for every kind touch and sweet word, we know he will be a wonderful companion for anyone who lets him into their heart.

Prancer would probably blossom fastest in a home where he is the only dog, but adding him to a home with an existing dog should be fairly easy, as he is definitely not an alpha dog. His last, temporary home had cats, and reports that he was fine around them. Preliminary weight estimate on Prancer is about 60 pounds.

We are slowly working on grooming his thick coat, . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: Prancer

 

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

. . . → Read More: Does Doggy DNA Deliver?