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Fig Newton   

In shelter Dog

Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Pet name:
Fig Newton
Labrador Retriever
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated.
* If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$1000. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.This dog will be at a meet and greet event on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th unless he/she is adopted prior to the event with a set up home. The event is from 12 pm to 3 pm on Saturday and 11 pm to 3 pm on Sunday at Palo Altos Pet Food Express. Those interested in meeting the dog can come out to our meet and greet event. We no longer do application approval onsite. Anyone adopting has been previously approved and set up to meet prior to the event.

Adoption Fee: $550

Fig Newton is about 16 weeks old, and is the last available puppy from the Cookie litter. He and his seven siblings came to DPS with parvovirus, and hes fully recovered and has been cleared by our vet to go to a new home! He will be a medium to large sized dog - we dont know anything about his parents, as he and his brothers and sister were at the shelter without them.

From Figs Foster Home: Fig is a a sweet, affectionate, wiggly boy who wants to be with others, whether its our dogs or one of the human family members. While I wouldnt claim that hes 100% house trained, Fig hasnt had an indoor incident in several days. He sleeps well in a crate - I usually put him in about 11:00pm when I go to bed, though he winds down on his own between 9:30 and 10:00pm. He wakes and wants to go outside around 6:00am - usually because he sees/hears us waking and is eager to start socializing. He may not be such an early riser in another familys home. He has breakfast around 6:30am, lunch around 12:00pm, and dinner around 6:30pm, with rounds of playing, napping, and outside time in between meals.

Fig is enthusiastic and affectionate with us, including our 11 and 13 year old children. He is also very playful with our two older small dogs (13 and 5 years old), even though our dogs were slow to warm up to the energetic youngster. He understands the older dogs social cues, backing off (for a moment, at least) when warned by Milo or Acorn. Hed be a good candidate for a home with another dog, or a dog savvy cat.
Fig is a very enthusiastic eater; his love for food will make him very trainable. Like most puppies, Fig is a chewer. He likes Himalayan chews and Kongs with a treat inside or a soft squeaky/crinkly toy, but isnt interested in Nylabone/Benebone type chews so far.
Fig Newtons first three training sessions with our certified behavior specialist have been sponsored by a generous donor and are included with his adoption!
Puppies are only an option for homes that have had a dog of their own in the last 5 years. If there are children they need to be over the age of 6


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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