My name is Ranger!

Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Ranger
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Ranger's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Ranger's Story...
This dog was scheduled to die on Tuesday, September 29th at 5:00 am...the same week he was surrendered to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter in Phoenix, AZ. He wasn't even given a chance. Why? Because someone at the shelter decided he was too frightened to be adopted. Just a pup...he had been mauled by 2 pit bulls and was denied vet care by both his owner who dumped him at MCACC, and by the entire Veterinary Care Team at MCACC. He was abandoned and left to die. Watch his actual shelter video, also posted here. He could barely walk! Literally skin and bones! Too scared? My God...what INTELLIGENT animal wouldn't be? The first picture is of Ranger laying on the cold hard cement floor at the pound. When this picture was taken, he was on death row.

This needs to STOP! What does this say about us as a society? 200+ pets are put to death in the Phoenix Shelters every single day!

Why was the life of this dog spared? Because an entire network of people cared more about him than his owner did and saved him. Each and every one of us has the power to help save the life of a shelter dog. No excuses!

Adopt! Foster! Sponsor! Donate! Volunteer! Educate! And most importantly...SPAY and NEUTER!

Ranger is now being fostered in my home. Healing from his injuries both emotional and physical, he's learning to trust again. He's housebroke, neutered and UTD on shots. And he loves people! Go figure! It always amazes me as to how forgiving and resilient a dog can be! Ranger is high energy one minute and ready to go! go! go! But then the next minute he'll curl up beside me and take a 3-hour nap. He's a little shy at first which is to be expected considering all he's been through, but it doesn't take long for him to warm up to new people.

Regarding his size...he is on the larger side of medium and if I had to guess, I'd say he's done growing.

All that said, Ranger is a good boy who wants nothing more than some kibble, a warm bed (he loves his new bed btw) and a human of his very own.

Do you have what it takes to love an American Slumdog? Furever?

Ranger's adoption fee is $50. His adoption contract will be simple. Basically, if you ever decide you don't want him anymore, he's to be returned to me and only me. And he gets to sleep indoors. And you gotta love him with all your heart and treat him right! That's pretty much it. I'm easy to work with. Ranger's exact breed-mix is unknown. Email me for further details.

Facts about Ranger

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ranger, a Phoenix Retriever (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Retriever (Unknown Type) for sale in Phoenix, or seeking a Retriever (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Phoenix breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Retriever (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Retriever (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.