My name is Mama Dixie!

Labrador Retriever/Basset Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Youngsville, North Carolina - Mama Dixie
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I'm being cared for by:
Franklin County Humane Society

Facts about Mama Dixie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Basset Hound Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 63912

Hi! I am Mama Dixie!


*Lab/Basset mix

*42lbs of love

*2.5 years old

*Dog friendly: Yes, with proper introductions

*Cat friendly: Absolutely, ignores them

*Kid friendly: Yes, lives with children under 5 years

*House trained

*Crate trained

*Has been through Basic Obedience

So now that you know the basics about me, let me get a little more detailed.

My stay with FCHS could not have come at a better time for me. I lived my entire life outdoors before being rescued and had already had two litters of puppies by the time FCHS rescued me. When the second litter came along they insisted on not leaving me behind since it was my second go round as a mama. It is a good thing too! I had no manners, was really possessive of my food, and worst of all, I was heartworm positive. If I had been left behind, there would have been a really sad ending in my future. Now I am and indoor girl who has been through Basic Obedience classes! I have excellent manners, know how to sit, lay down, and wait for my meals. I am no longer possessive of my food because I know that there will always be a meal for me and I am not rail thin like I once was. I also get to enjoy soft, cushy dog beds because I don't have any desire to tear them up, or any of my foster families things for that matter. I really do not have to be crated but I don't mind staying in one one bit if that is what is preferred by my forever family. The best news though is that I am now heartworm free! I have a long, bright and healthy future ahead of me that I did not have before.

I live in a foster home with several other doggies of all shapes and sizes. There have been times when I have shared my foster home with a 7lb dachshund mix, and right now I am sharing it with 100lb St Bernard. I have done great with males and females alike. I do best meeting my new doggie friends in a yard though were I do not have to be on leash. The leash makes me nervous because before coming to FCHS, I had never been on one in my life, and being restrained makes me a little edgy. I tend to bark at new dogs if introduced on leash. But I can do it and foster mama would be more than happy to show you how to best introduce me! I have come such a long ways in the time that I have been in a home that it amazes mama. I do not have to have doggie friends in my forever home though. I would be just as happy to be the only apple of your eye and soak up all the love there is for myself. There are 5 kitties in my foster home and to be totally honest, I could not care any less about them. I do not chase them or pay any attention to them. Even the kitty that doesn't like dogs likes me well enough! I love sharing my home with small children, it means more hands to pet me with! They do not make me nervous or anything!

If you have any questions about me and if I would be a good fit for your home, please email my foster mama, Jess, at and she can tell you even more about me. My adoption fee is $225. It is really quite the bargain since I am now spayed, microchipped, up to date on all my vaccinations, have undergone costly heartworm treatment, and am now on heartworm and flea/tick prevention to ensure I stay healthy. If you think that I could be the new girl in you life, please apply at I hope to find my forever soon!
Mama Dixie, Labrador Retriever & Basset Hound Mix has been shared from Shelter Exchange.

About Franklin County Humane Society

About Our Rescue Group...

FCHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised entirely of volunteers from Franklin County and throughout the state and country. It was formed in 2002 to help solve the problem of unwanted dogs and cats in this region. Its long-term goal is to build an animal shelter where area pets can find safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes. Its immediate goals are to develop a strong foster program to remove adoptable animals from the Franklin County Animal Control facility and to decrease the number of unwanted dogs and cats in Franklin/North Wake counties through spay/neuter public education programs

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Cats are at Petco Triangle Plantation Drive Raleigh, Knightdale and Brier Creek in Raleigh and now Wake Forest every Saturday from 12 to 3pm. We also have cats in the condos at each of these locations.

Dogs are at Petco Knightdale or Wake Forest every other Saturday and Petsmart in Wake Forest every Saturday. 1-4PM

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Our Adoption Process...

1.After you find A Dog or Cat, review the description of the foster you are interested in to make sure that the information we have fits with your particular needs and desires. In most cases, the information on the website is current and gives the information that we have about the particular foster. The picture of the foster does not tell the whole story.

2.Complete the adoption application. Please make sure that you give us as much information about yourself as you can. List all animals currently living with you including other dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and rodents. The application needs to be complete in order to help us determine if the foster you have chosen is a good match for your home. has the applications. This is step one.

3.Once the application is submitted you will usually receive an email letting you know if the foster would be a good match for you and making arrangements for you to meet the dog at one of our adoption events. Sometimes a foster is best shown at the foster home due to his or her personality. We will let you know where the foster home is and arrange a time that works both for you and the foster home.We do require that everyone who will live with the foster to come and meet them. There is a chance we may tell you that the foster you are interested in is not a good match and may suggest another foster.

4.If, after meeting the foster you decide you would like to adopt him or her, a home visit will be scheduled. Someone from the Franklin County Humane Society will call and do the visit. The foster does not come on the home visit. Home visits are required before any foster leaves our program.

5.If more than one person applies and meets the same foster, all things being equal, we go in the order the applications were received.

6.Once the home visit has been completed, you will be asked to complete an adoption agreement. Please read the agreement carefully to make sure that you understand what you will be agreeing to.

7.An adoption fee of $250 for dogs under 6 months $225 for 6 months and older and $95 for cats, Senior Cats $50. This fee helps us to provide the necessary medical care and other needs for the fosters while in foster care. All FCHS fosters are altered, current on shots, micro chipped, and to our knowledge, in good health before they are adopted out. We are all volunteers and as such receive no monetary compensation for our work with the fosters. The adoption fee is used to help defray costs in the rescue and care of the fosters.

8.Congratulations! You are on your way to having you new furry companion. We hope that you and your new companion share a life of love and happiness. We welcome any comments you may wish to give us about your foster at any time.