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In shelter Dog

Stafford, Virginia, 22554
Pet name:
Shepherd, Mixed
Tricolor (Tan, Brown & Black & White)
Coat length:
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Dog's Name:   Lavender
Estimated Breed :   Shepherd Mix
Approximate Age:   2 years
Approximate Weight: approx. 51 lbs 
Currently Living at:  Boarding
Adoption Fee:  $300  
Lavender is a beautiful girl who didn't have the best life prior to our care which made her a little weary of strangers (particularly men) and she needs a bit more time to warm up and trust them. She has perfect house manners and knows basic commands like sit, shake and down and she walks great on a leash. She gets along well with dogs, but once she warms up she does like to play and engage with them, so, she would do better with a dog her size, as she may be a little too overpowering for a tiny dog. She likes to chase the cats, so she needs to be in a home without kitties. Lavender is hoping to find a family with a yard, and with someone who has working dog experience and will give her time to feel safe. She will warm up quickly if given time to adjust. She tends to get protective of a home once comfortable in it, so she might not thrive in a place that has visitors coming in and out frequently. Lavender is best suited to a home with no children, or older children. 
Your new pet will require a refresher in house-training. K-9 Lifesavers strongly recommends all new adopters enroll their new pet into obedience training. This provides for an easier transition into a new home, ensures the dog remains well socialized, and helps form a bond between the dog and the new family.           
Adoption fees cover basic vetting, spay/neuter surgery (for dogs over 6 months old), rabies, distemper/parvo vaccinations, treatment for worms, heartworm testing, monthly heartworm prevention and monthly flea/tick prevention (while the animal is in our care), and transport costs from high-kill shelter. Please note that on average, K-9 Lifesavers spend significantly more on each dog than their adoption fee. Adoption fee for HW positive dog also covers heartworm treatment at our partner vets. 
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