My name is Mary!

Basset Hound/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Shelby, North Carolina - Mary
Photo 1 - Basset Hound/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Shelby, North Carolina - Mary
Photo 2 - Basset Hound/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Shelby, North Carolina - Mary
Photo 3 - Basset Hound/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Shelby, North Carolina - Mary
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I'm being cared for by:
Cleveland County Humane Society, Inc

Facts about Mary

  • Breed: Basset Hound/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: CS-09-1728
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Important Note

Mary is best friends with Paul. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Paul and Mary came to our shelter in March of 2009. They were born under a mobile home in December 2008 to an outside dog that ran loose all the time. The puppies grew up running loose without any human contact. Their home was on a heavily traveled road, so several of their litter mates were hit by cars and were either injured or killed. One of our staff members passed this home everyday going to and from work and continued to see the puppies out by the road. One day she stopped and asked the owner if she would release them to Cleveland County Humane Society and she agreed. Of course, never having much human contact, they were hard to catch and very scared when we finally did. After 15 months at our shelter and a lot of work building their confidence, they were adopted to a family. The first night they were in their new home, they escaped from the yard. The owners notified CCHS and three staff members went to find them. After locating Paul and Mary, it took CCHS staff members 8 hours to capture them because they were so scared. When they were returned to our shelter, they were happy to be in familiar surroundings.

These two dogs must be adopted together and will need a very special family with a lot of time, patients, love and dedication. They will also require a very sturdy fence.

As previously noted, Mary is very timid and will need someone with a lot of time patience and dedication. She and Paul love our staff and they respond to our staff as normal dogs. If in the right environment, they could be the same with an owner.

Mary is current on all vaccines, dewormed, heartworm negative, spayed, on heartworm medication and microchipped.

About Cleveland County Humane Society, Inc

About Our Shelter...

While we desperately want to place all of our animals in loving adoptive homes, our goal is to place each pet in the RIGHT home. If we do not think that a home is a good match for one of our pets, we will not allow that pet to leave our shelter. We do reserve the right to refuse placing any pet in any home for any reason. We are looking for responsible pet owners and one of the ways that we evaluate perspective adopters is to look at the type of pet owner they are or have been to previous pets or to the other pets in their home. While we have general rules regarding young children, fencing, other pets, etc. we consider each case individually depending on the animal being considered for adoption. We stress again, that we are looking for adopters to make a commitment for the life of the animal they are adopting, so please, be sure of the choice you are making before you sign the adoption papers. While we will always take back an animal that comes from our shelter, it is very hard on an animal to be returned to the shelter, so please, make your home a forever home for the animal you adopt.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Mail to: CCHS, PO Box 2432, Shelby, NC 28151 or call 704-487-4041 for credit/debit card donations.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our shelter is open to visit the animals:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Closed Wednesdays and Sundays

Our Adoption Process...

Cat Adoption Fee: $100 (includes FeLeuk/FIV test, age appropriate vaccines, deworm, spay/neuter, and microchip)

Dog Adoption Fee: $100 (includes Heartworm test, age appropriate vaccines, deworm, spay/neuter, and microchip)

We ask all people interested in one of our pets to come and visit the pet to see if the personality is a good fit for the person(s) adopting the pet. If it is, the next step is to complete an Adoption Consultation Form to tell us a little about you so that our Adoption Committee can see if we think the pet is a good match for you. We will also complete a veterinary reference whenever possible. We require that most of our cats be indoor only and that most of our medium and large dogs have fenced yards. In such cases for dogs, someone will come to your home and check your fence to insure that it is secure for the dog. Once the Adoption Consultation Form is completed and turned, you should hear back from our shelter staff within 3-4 working days about your approval for adoption of the animal (varies depending on ability to contact veterinarian, holidays and staff work schedules). If you live out of town, we will be glad to send you an Adoption Consultation Form via email or fax before you visit and allow you the opportunity to talk with our shelter manager about the pet that you are interested in so that we can work through some of the formalities and determine if the pet is a good fit for you before you make a long trip to visit the pet and to avoid multiple trips to expedite the adoption. We want everyone take their time deciding about the pet that they are considering as we ask that you make this adoption a commitment for the life of the animal. We want you to be a FOREVER home for the pet!