My name is Markin!

Hound (Unknown Type)/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Clarkdale, Arizona - Markin
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Facts about Markin

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type)/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9939833
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Good day!  My name is Markin.  I am approximately 1 years old and looking for my forever home.

I was on the kill list at the pound because they said I was aggressive.  Are you kidding?!  I was so scared in that noisy place. I just wanted everyone to stay away from me. I grew up on the streets with no other litter mates.  I have had zero socializing prior to coming here. I have been learning that I do not need to be afraid of some things while here at Pets Return Home.  I am not afraid of other dogs anymore – with 20 dogs here I have never been hurt or attacked. They are really nice (but some are real goofy) dogs.

I am good with other dogs (with proper introductions of course). I am not sure about cats as I never have been around any. I am best with children 10+years old, due to my active play style. As long as they are polite and can respect my space and me. I walk nicely on a leash and can sit for treats.

I like to hike for hours and swim.  I like to roam on my own – so a large parcel of property or high fence is a must.  I come when called – most of the time – I am still learning it is okay to come to a human. 

I never have mastered the shake thing but you could finish teaching me! I am an all around awesome boy. I do have a few quirks that need to be worked on,but doesn’t everybody? My humans can explain those if you are interested in meeting me. I look forward to meeting you

I am looking for a human who can help me learn trust and be patient with me while I become your faithful companion as a foster or permanent family.  I need help trusting.  Are you willing to help me?
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Behavioral notes:

Markin is a beautiful and intelligent dog.  Unfortunately he was more than likely born on the street with very little human interaction until arriving at the Maricopa County Animal Shelter.  There he was treated well by the volunteers and staff  – mostly women.  He has not had many good experiences with men until arriving here.  He is not aggressive towards men – but will bark depending upon the amount of fear he feels. He will listen to our female trainers and friends. He is good with kids and remarkable with other dogs.  He does however avoid men.

He needs a foster or adoptive home to help him build confidence and trust in humans and the world.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About Pets Return Home

About Our Rescue Group...

Our Maxim:
Saving Lives and Building Families

Pets Return Home (PRH) provides life-saving support for dogs. Our four operations support one goal: eliminating unnecessary euthanasia.

Annually, 27 million pets are separated from their families unexpectedly. Five million of these animals never return to their owners, resulting in $6 billion in lost pet recovery expenses each year. Our Animal Search and Rescue Team program reduces the lost pet problem and the broken hearts of over 70 million Americans each year.

Daily, thousands of dogs, including pregnant dogs, die in animal control facilities due to incorrect behavior assessments or lack of access to behavior modification training. Our Board & Train program provides a lifesaving and family-building alternative to this problem.

Many pets are euthanized instead of receiving expensive medical treatment or long-term recovery care. Our Convalescence Care program enables families to afford and provide the care for their loved pets.

Thousands of pets die each year because of family inexperience, neglect or abuse. Our Training programs provide the necessary training, which enables the family to provide a safe environment for their dog.

Volunteering with us increases awareness, educates everyone within the volunteer’s sphere of influence, provides care for the animals and reduces costs.

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Our Adoption Process...

Dog Adoption Process Overview

We do not guarantee the health of any of our animals for adoption. Any time you adopt an animal, you should take it to a licensed veterinarian as soon as possible. Your animal is, to the best of our knowledge, healthy.

It is our goal to place newly adopted pets as quickly as possible – we feel this is best for both the pet and the adoptive family (not to mention it frees up a space for us to save another dog or pup!) Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Our Adoption Process
Select your dog or puppy. Our available dogs can be viewed online on our website at To meet a particular dog or pup, you can either email to be put in touch with the foster parents.

Submit an Application. Our Adoption Application can be found on our website or at one of our adoption events. Applications can be submitted at an event or submitted via email attachment to Applications are not processed until you have met, chosen and committed to adopting a particular dog or pup and are processed on a first come basis. For assistance at the adoption events please see the person at our information table.

NOTE: Processing normally takes no more than one week from the time your application has been received and you have selected an animal, to the point at which you will sign the contract and receive your pup or dog. When submitting your application, please make sure you can be available to sign the adoption contracts and to accept your new pet. If you are a previous adopter we still require you to fill out another application.

Interview. As a first step in processing your application you will be interviewed by one of our adoption counselors. This is the time for you to ask any questions that you may have about the organization, our processes or our dogs. The interview will either take place at an adoption event or we can conduct your interview over the phone. All interviewed applications are then sent to the review committee for approval to move on to the next step in processing. If you are a previous adopter you must also be interviewed.

Homecheck. Homechecks are assigned to a volunteer in your area. The volunteer will contact you to arrange for a mutually agreeable time to do your homecheck. If you are a previous adopter you will not need another homecheck in order to adopt.

Vet Check. If you own or have owned a companion animal we will contact your vet for a reference check for any animals that you have been responsible for as an adult. Please make sure to contact your vet to give them authorization for us to speak to them.

Contract Signing. Once your interview, homecheck, and vet check have been completed and the review committee has approved your application, you will be contacted either by phone or email to give you final instructions for your contract signing.

The adoption/processing fee must be paid in full by certified funds or cash at the time of the contract signing. While not necessary and totally optional, PRH welcomes tax-deductible donations that can be made in addition to the adoption fee. We thank you in advance for your support.