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My name is Happy!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Vista, California - Happy
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Happy's Info...

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

Happy's Story...
NOTE: This is a courtesy posting for another rescuer. Please do not contact ARRF, as we do not know this pet personally. To meet Happy, come to the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011.

Happy is a brindle-colored Shepherd mix who is 2 years old and weighs 64 lbs. He definitely lives up to his name – check out that smile! He is a happy boy and really enjoys life. He likes to cuddle and to have his belly rubbed. He is really quite mellow for a young buck his age.

Happy is currently living in a shelter, but he appears to be housetrained. He is up to date with shots and will be microchipped before going to his forever home.

Because of an old injury, one of Happy’s front legs is significantly shorter than the other, but that does not stop him from running and chasing balls He loves that game! Walking is fine, too, and he has very good energy. He knows the command to sit and is eager to learn more. He is very receptive to humans.

Happy seems to have a high prey drive, so he should not be adopted into a home with cats or small dogs or other small animals. He is fine with like or larger-sized dogs. He would do well in a household where he is an only dog, especially since he enjoys people so much, but also seems to enjoy the company of larger dogs.

To meet this happy-to-lucky fellow, come to the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad 92011. Open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. SPECIAL NOTE: The shelters are now open on Sundays from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm on a trial basis from October 23, 2016 through January 22, 2017.

Bring these numbers with you for identification:
ID: A1701985;
Tag: N420.

For more information, visit www.sddac.com.

Facts about Happy

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: A1701985

Other Pets at ARRF (Animal Rescue Resource Foundation)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Happy, a Vista 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 Vista, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Vista.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista paves the way for another one to be saved.