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My name is Atticus - Iran Pup!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Encino, California - Atticus - Iran Pup
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Atticus - Iran Pup's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Atticus - Iran Pup's Story...
Breed: Shepherd /Hound / Lab mix
Age: DOB: 10.28.15, 1 1/2 yrs.
Weight: 60 lbs.
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: no
Good with kids: no
Energy level: very active
Good with men/strangers: no, has fear aggression
Hypoallergenic: no
Special home requirements or medical: none

Additional info: Atticus appears to be a German Shepherd / Hound / Lab mix. He is from Iran and we airlifted him to Los Angeles last year. He was adopted out but his family had to reluctantly return him because they have a toddler and Atticus was a little too big and played rough with him. The family emphasized that he is not a mean dog. He just wasn't a suitable choice for such a small child.

Because he does sometimes exhibit some fear aggression with strangers at first and because he can play rough with little ones (and steal their shoes and toys), we do not recommend him for a home with small kids. He's also not crazy about cats! We are working with him to try to desensitize him to cats.

Atticus is a full grown, long-legged beauty. He is very active, needs a lot of exercise and would make a great hiking partner. He would do best in a low-traffic home as he has had some issues with socializing with visitors to the home. He exhibited guarding behavior in the past.

He walks well on a leash and knows the commands SIT, STAY, SHAKE, GO TO YOUR ROOM (CRATE), HEAL. So, basically, he's a genius and he learns quickly. He loves his belly rubs and does well at adoption events with lots of other dogs and people around. Atticus is a wonderful dog. He just needs to find the right fit for a forever home.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THIS DOG, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ THE DOG'S INFORMATION CAREFULLY. ONCE YOU HAVE DONE SO, PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Visit www.dogswithoutborders.org
2. Then fill out an online ADOPTION APPLICATION - http://dogswithoutborders.org/adopt-a-dog/adoption-application/
3. Please wait to hear from our representative in approximately 48 hours on weekdays.
4. To learn more about our adoption process, please look up our Adoption FAQ’s. - http://dogswithoutborders.org/adopt-a-dog/adoption-faq/

Facts about Atticus - Iran Pup

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Atticus - Iran Pup, a Encino Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) for sale in Encino, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Encino.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Encino 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 Encino 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Hound (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Encino paves the way for another one to be saved.