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My name is Billy!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Allentown, Pennsylvania - Billy
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Shaggy Dog PA

Facts about Billy

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix
  • Color: White - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
When we first saw Billy at the shelter, we thought he was some hybrid exotic breed dog because he has no black fur on his back or tail. After researching, we concluded that this is his normal coat and he has Black Hair Follicle Dysplasia which is an inherited condition and results in hair loss in the pigmented black or dark hair areas of a young puppy that is purebred or crossed with a purebred. There is no treatment and it doesn't seem to bother him at all. We were able to obtain the vets records from Billy's vet from when his previous owners got him at 6 weeks old and he was this way then. They surrendered him to a kill shelter as they had a new baby that was allergic to him. We have no idea what breed he is except that he is just a very beautiful and unusual dog, he is approx 4 years old and 15 lbs He needs an experienced adopter with no children under 12. When we first rescued him, he was a fear biter as he was so scared - it was hard to get a leash on him. After he decompressed a couple of weeks, he decided he was going to be my best friend/lap dog and likes to help me on the computer. He can still get snippy if you try and make him do something he doesn't want to do, but he is a very smart dog!!! He is choosy about bigger dogs and likes to chase and bark at them, but does well with dogs his size, or smaller. He seems to be very well house and leash trained and will hop right up in the car. He did well at the vets for his check up and shots, but they said he does not like having his feet or belly touched. He is just a very interesting and unusual dog, and truly beautiful and needs the right owner.

The total adoption cost of $475 includes the required interstate health certificate and transport , spay/neuter, shots including rabies, bordatella, parvo, lepto, distemper and canine influenza, and micro chip with a lifetime pre paid registration . The total amount is payable to Shaggy Dog Rescue which is a 501c3. All our dogs are in foster care, there is no physical shelter. Some have not yet arrived in PA.

About Shaggy Dog PA

About Our Rescue Group...

The Shaggy Dog Rescue, is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing rescue services, vet care, foster care, and adoptive placement to stray and abandoned shaggy dogs. WE DO NOT HAVE A SHELTER

Cause

Shaggy Dog Rescue is a small rescue group dedicated to saving shaggy dogs, usually mutts in all shapes and sizes from the shelters,most of these dogs face a certain death.

Our Adoption Process...

Shaggy Dog Rescue wants to find the perfect home for all the dogs in our care. Therefore, we are very strict in our adoption policies.

STEPS IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS

Fill out and return our adoption application online at www.houstonshaggydogrescue.org.
After receiving your application, we would like to discuss with your veterinarian, if you have any animals in care at their institution
We will contact you to discuss the Adoptee, to see if we can make the perfect match.
After discussion, we will arrange a home visit for you to meet your prospective new family member & friend.
Upon agreement by all parties, sign adoption contract and give adoption donation for your Adoptee.
We do ask that for 3 months after adopting you email us photographs & progress reports of your new pet.