New adoptable dog: Daisy

Daisy (photo by Lance Young)

Daisy is a 7-year-old purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She was rescued from a puppy mill when she was 5, but her rescuer can no longer keep her, so has asked us to find Daisy a new home.

Daisy is a bit timid when meeting a new person, but we’ve seen her adjust quite quickly to the volunteers. After having spent her first 5 years in typical puppy mill fashion – locked in a small cage and kept pregnant all the time – Daisy is imperfect with her housetraining. While she does prefer to go potty outside, she is not confident enough to ask to go out. Her ideal home will have someone who can take her outside (or let her into the yard) every few hours during the day.

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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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