My name is Dante!

Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in McKinney, Texas - Dante
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Habitat 4 Paws

Facts about Dante

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
My story is a little long but I hope you will take the time to read it and learn more about me. I was pulled from the shelter as a 3 month old pup along with my sister. I was so happy to be out of the shelter. I was taken to a new home and got to see the doctor and sleep in a nice, quiet environment. My sister was adopted out very quickly and I was so happy for her. However, my foster mom was concerned because occasionally I would lose control of my back legs and I was not getting the potty training down. I was taken to see a special doctor who said I have a spinal defect. Surgery was an option but there was 50% chance it would do more harm than good. I continued to have control issues with my back legs and when I went poop. This was almost two years ago. As I have gotten older and stronger I no longer have issues with control issues on my back legs. However, on occasion, I still will poop without realizing what I was doing.

Recently, a change in my diet has helped immensely with my potty habits. Also, I have been put on a strict eating and potty schedule and I rarely have accidents any more. I am able to spend hours at a time in the house without incident. With the correct family who is willing to keep me on my schedule, I should be able fit into a normal household. I get along well with other dogs and seem to not mind cats. I also do very well in the car. So what do you say? With the right home, I will be an amazing and loyal family pet. If you can fulfill my dreams and needs, please email for more information.

**Because we require home visits, we only adopt locally to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. For more on adoption policies, please see the Adopt page of our website,

About Habitat 4 Paws

About Our Rescue Group...

The mission of H4P is to rescue and find permanent homes for dogs and cats while caring for them in a volunteer-staffed facility and foster program. We are currently raising funds for a building and in the interim are a foster based group.

Beyond just sheltering animals, we are proactive in other areas that will help keep animals out of municipal shelters. Paws Pantry animal-food bank collects and distributes dog and cat food to those in need. H4P hosts microchip clinics so that animals will have a permanent ID and can be reunited with their owners.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Nearly every weekend our pets that are ready for adoption are featured at locations such as Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus and other locations. We can also arrange visits throughout the week. Check out the Events page of our website for a current schedule of events:

Our Adoption Process...

Dogs are $200
Puppies under 1 year are $250
Cats and kittens are $120

All animals have been spayed/neutered, received age appropriate vaccinations, had a heart-worm test, a Feline Leukemia test and a fecal check and are dewormed, microchipped and current on heart-worm and flea preventative medications at the time of adoption.

Adopters must be 21 and have a valid Texas driver’s license or a state-issued ID that matches the home address. If new to the area, a utility bill in the name of adopter will suffice. Renters must present proof of pet deposit or landlord approval to have a pet.

We require that you visit with a pet and adoption counselor. We prefer that all family members be present when the pet is introduced to its potential new family. Current pets are welcomed and encouraged to be part of the meeting too.

If a good match is found, adopters complete an application. Same day adoptions may be done; however, Habitat 4 Paws reserves the right to request a home visit prior to adoption. We do not hold pets nor do we adopt on a first-come/first-serve basis.