My name is Onyx!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Woodstock, Ontario - Onyx

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Onyx's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Onyx's Story...
My name is Onxy! I am a year and a half old and weigh approximately 55 pounds. I have been to the vet, I am neutered and heart worm negative. When I first came into the rescue I had some behavior issues, but I have had some help from a very kind man. My foster mom and I have worked very hard for me to be my best. I have come a long way in the last 6 months. I still need reminding sometimes, but overall I have become a happy and obedient dog. I am active but not to the point of "crazy" unless the kiddie pool is out! Or there is a pile of leaves needing to be spread or you want to get my ball. I can run like the wind. My foster mom thinks I would be a great agility dog and I love to look for things. I stay on my property as long as someone is with me and I love walks and car rides. I have a couple of dog friends that I play well with. I have a hard time sharing my food dish. I prefer my food to have Salmon in it, as the other stuff makes my tummy hurt. I live with my foster moms cat. I want to play but sometimes she gets grumpy and runs and of course I have to chase her! This usually leaves me in my crate for a time out which I do not like but it's worth the fun of the chase. I stay in my crate at night or when my foster mom is away. Sometimes I am vocal if I am in time out or doing my job as protector of the home, but usually I lay there. My blanket is my favorite thing! I drag my blanket everywhere and shake it silly or sometimes chew holes in it. It is not a good idea for me to have anything with stuffing cause I will de-stuff it. I do not like to be away from people, not even a few feet away. I like to be right beside you, no matter how much I have to squeeze myself into a space. I go outside for all my business and now make a fuss to go out. My foster mom lets me out the door and watches until I am done and I come back. Apparently, I have a high prey drive and will chase squirrels and cats. I do respond well to a human whistling. I also will chase little kids so, my new home should not have any. I get upset when they run around, or touch my things including my foster mom (I get jealous, even of the cat too). I know I may have some quarks about me! But my foster mom thanks that I am ready to find my furever home with that special family that will be willing and prepared to love me and keep working with me for all my life.

I am, up to date on my vaccines..

My adoption fee is $350.00

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Facts about Onyx

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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