New adoptable dog: MILLIE

Millie

Millie is a gorgeous, smart fox hound mix girl. She was born 12/7/09, and came to Forget Me Not from a home where she was kept inside a crate at night, then tied outside all day long. Millie is a girl in search of direction; she wants so much to have something to do, and to be able to please you and receive praise for performing her job well. Unfortunately, she knows absolutely no commands, nor has she figured out house manners yet. She longs for attention and affection, and we have all grown used to hearing her loud and incessant baying start as soon as she knows a human has entered the building. During her time with the volunteers, she is vocally quiet, but very excited; she tends to jump up and is not good . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: MILLIE

Does Doggy DNA Deliver?

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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