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My name is Walker!

Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Union City, Tennessee - Walker
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Union City, Tennessee - Walker
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Photo 4 - Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Union City, Tennessee - Walker
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Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups

Facts about Walker

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
WALKER is a Chocolate Lab mix male who was rescued from deplorable conditions with fly bites on his ears. He was highly heartworm positive due to the fact that his previous owner left him outside and did not provide heartworm prevention. Walker was treated for the fly bites and underwent the fast kill for heartworm elimination. He is now happy and healthy and enjoying his life and freedom outside a disgusting outdoor pen and inside a foster home. He thinks he's a big puppy and wants to play with other dogs but he does not get along with every male dog he meets, especially if that male dog growls at him or tries to show dominance. For that reason, we think he would be best in a home with a female dog or as an only dog. He is curious about cats and will chase them and we are not certain of what he might do if he actually caught up with one so, for that reason, we think a cat free home might be best. He is gentle with people. He seems shy at first around children and adult strangers and may give out a low, tentative bark, but he is very friendly and affectionate once you indicate the person is safe and once he has a chance to get to know them. He loves to play tug and keep away with rope toys. He loves to give kisses. The only things he hates are flies (and maybe male dogs who growl at him)! He wants to please his humans and seems eager to learn and easy to train. He is crate trained and house trained. He is 5 years old and weighs 54 pounds. He is current on vaccinations and neutered. If you live in another state, don't let that stand in your way. We will work to transport Walker if it means he will have a good forever home. If you are another rescue group, we will waive the adoption fee but you can make a donation toward vetting at your discretion. The adoption fee will help our 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue to cover at least some of the cost of the veterinary care he has received.

About Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups

About Our Rescue Group...

Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue in Union City, TN. We have many beautiful and loving dogs and puppies who would bring much joy to your life. If you are not ready to adopt at this time, please consider fostering a pet, even for just a week. You will be saving a life!

All of our pets would welcome a donation toward their care until they find a forever home. You may donate at www.paypal.com to unicorn47@charter.net or by mailing a check to Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups, c/o Sandra Blair, PO Box 62, Union, City, TN 38281. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donations for care and vetting can be made via Paypal to unicorn47@charter.net or mailed to PO Box 62, Union City, TN 38281.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a physical shelter facility and so meeting our pets is by appointment by calling Sandra Blair at 731-446-4013. We also have regular Meet 'n Greets at local businesses throughout the year where you can come and meet a variety of our dogs and cats. You can also follow us on Facebook. We are TnDiamonds In-The Ruff. Check out our website at http://www.adoptapet.com/TnDiamonds-in-the-Ruff.

Our Adoption Process...

In general, there is an adoption fee of $200 which helps to cover the cost of basic veterinary care, age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm and fecal tests, spay or neuter and microchip. If a dog has required medical care above and beyond the norm, the adoption fee could be higher. Fees are sometimes lower for certain dogs, so please inquire. If we are unable to arrange for volunteer transport for adoptions outside our area, it may be necessary for us to arrange for paid transport at a cost of approximately $140. Completion of an adoption application as well as a veterinarian reference is required. Our online adoption application can be found at www.adoptapet.com/TnDiamonds-in-the-Ruff/adoption-application/. We also have a paper application which you can obtain by emailing donnadeaner@gmail.com or call 330-760-2148 or 731-446-4013. Thanks for your interest in adopting a Diamonds Dog!