My name is JAVA!

Hound (Unknown Type)/Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Portland, Maine - JAVA
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JAVA's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

JAVA's Story...

Please use the adoption application provided, below.

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Java is currently in foster care with a 69yo foster mom, 2 senior Great Pyrenese and 7 cats. All rescued. Java is great on-leash and loves to go for walks every day. HOUSEBROKEN. Would make an excellent companion for a hiker, runner or distance walker, as well. 

date of birth: March 2, 2015...adoption fee: $125
HAPPY & contented outdoors in nice weather, but prefers hanging out on the couch with the kitties, if she can get away with it.

MUST have 5' fenced-in yard OR have daily outdoor exercise regime. 
Java TOTALLY ENJOYS a good workout, whenever the opportunity arises.
Adoption fee: $125 includes spay, micro-chip, all yrly vax, Bordatella and 3 yr Rabies vaccines, parasite-free, current on heart worm and flea/tick prevention, current health certificate for out-of-state adoptions-issued within 3 days of transport, Martingale collar and leash and beef knee cap bone).

For more information, please email foster mom: or call#828-748-0682


All of Howlin4Spirit's pups have been rescued from an unwanted, abandonment or neglectful situation in Rutherford County, NC. Rutherford Co does NOT have a shelter for adoptable pets. Only a 'high-kill' Animal Control operated by the Sheriff's Dept. 
H4S CARes gives local folks an alternative to taking their pets to this disease-exposed and/or possibly fatal situation at Animal Control. 

This pup will remain in foster care in Rutherfordton, NC until the right matching home is approved. 

Where there is a scent hound or guardian breed being considered for adoption, and in homes where children reside or will be visiting, a secured(not electric) fenced-in yard is required. 
All potential adopters are required to be at least 25 yrs and complete the application below, at your earliest convenience, to help secure the pup of your choice. 

Upon receipt of your application, we will acknowledge your application in an email and immediately send out a questionnaire to your 3 personal references. 
To help your chances of adopting the pup of your 1st choice, be sure to contact/ask all references to reply at their most earliest convenience. Also, give your vet's office permission to release your information to Howlin4Spirit. We will be contacting everyone within 2 business days. 

Upon approval of this adoption, & to hold the dog/pup of your choice, we require the pup's adoption fee to be sent to our secure acct at:  

Upon approval of your application, all out-of-state(NC) adopted pups are transported to their fur-ever families via 'Save Them All', a bonded commercial pet transport service, from western NC along the eastern seaboard to as far N as Vermont. Their fee is $100 to as far N as NYC and Long Island, and $125 to all points N of NYC/Long Island(CT/MA/RI/NH/VT). 

Howlin4Spirit Adoption Application  

Howlin4Spirit reserves the right to deny any incomplete applications, or any incompatible situations for any particular dog

Date:                pup interested in...1st choice:                 2nd choice: 
1 Name of applicant: Name of applicant's spouse/partner: 
2 Address: 
3 How long at this address: 
4 Telephone #s:(h)                              (w)                                (c) 
5 Email address: 
6 With whom are you employed: Spouse/partner's employer: 
7 Occupation: Spouse/partner's occupation: 
8(a) Number of children living in this household:      list their 1st names & ages:  
(b) Number of adults living in this household:       Their names, ages, (& occupations of those not listed above): 

(c)Is anyone living in this household either pregnant or trying to become pregnant: 
9 What type of environment do you live in: Rural___Suburb___City___ 
10 Housing: Apt___House___Duplex___Mobile Home___Other___ 
11 Do you rent or own?
(a)If you rent, are you permitted to own a companion animal under 25lbs?           over 25lbs? 
(b) Name and telephone# of property owner/management: 
12(a) What other dogs/cats have you previously owned and what happened to them(state pet's name, age, if speutered, reason for giving up/cause of death): 
(b) What other dogs/cats currently live in your home:(please list: names, breed, sex, age, any health issues they may have & if speutered): 
13 Are there any other types of animals currently living in your home(if so, describe): 
14 What do you know about the breed in question(it is required that you research this breed's traits/habits)?: 
15 Are there any specific habits/problems you are not willing to work with?     If so, please specify: 
16 Sexual preference: M___F___No preference____ 
17 (a) Do you have a fenced-in yard & is it connected to the house(entire yard fenced, front yard only, backyard fenced & attached to back door, etc): 
(b) what is the height & dimensions of the fenced-in area(please, be specific, as this info is REQUIRED & PERTINENT to the approval of your application): 
(c) Please, describe your fencing materials(chain-link, wooden stockade, vinyl rail...2, 3 or more it reinforced w/wire, if so, what kind of wire..chicken/field/hog): 
(d) What type of gates(describe as you did in above question): 
(e) Can they be opened by children: 
(f) If you don't have a fenced-in yard, how will the animal be exercised and allowed to eliminate: 
18 Who will supervise outdoor activities: 
19 Do you have(check all that apply):Pet door____Kennel run____Dog house____Stake____  Tie-out or cable-run____Crate____None____ 
20 Do you have a swimming pool?           Is it fenced-in separately from the rest of the yard? 
21 What member of the family will be taking the MAJOR responsibility for the care of this animal: 
22 Does anyone in your family have allergies to ANY animal: 
23 Has anyone in your household had an issue with impulse control: 
24 What are your plans for this animal: (a) protection/guard:______ (b)companion:______ (c)child's pet:_____(d)pet therapy:_____(e) agility/flyball:_____ (f)obedience:______ (g)herding:______(h)ranch work______(i)other(explain):__________________________________ 
25 (a) Have you ever trained a dog in obedience classes?   (b) Are you planning on taking your adopted dog to an obedience class?   
26 Have you ever sold, given away or surrendered a pet?        If so, please provide details of situation: 
27 (a) How much time are you willing to give the dog to adjust to it's new environment & family members?  
(b) This dog may not be housebroken. Are you willing to take the time to work with the animal? 
(c) For this adoption to be approved, it is required that you promise to always keep this animal on-leash before you open your front door, or whenever exercising your best  buddy outside of a secured fenced-in you agree to this stipulation?  
28 Will the animal live in the home?         If not, where? 
29 What type of shelter will be provided when the dog is outside(doghouse/patio/decking overhang, etc): 
30 Where, exactly, will the animal sleep at night and be kept when there is no one at home (i.e., crated, free roam of home, laundry/kitchen area, fenced-in yard, etc): 
31 (a) On the average, how long will the animal be left alone during the day: 
(b) What is the activity level of your household: _____busy-visits by friends, meetings, children, parties at home _____noisy-TV, stereo, machinery, tools, kids playing _____moderate-normal comings and goings _____quiet-homebodies, few guests 
32 Do you believe in dog crates?          If so, for what exact purpose(s)? 
33 If you had to move & your new landowner does not allow pets, what will you do with your companion animal(CA)? 34 When you go on vacation, will your pet accompany you or who would care for it? 
35 Under what condition(s) would you consider giving up your companion animal? 
36 (a)who is the veterinarian you currently use, or used for your previous animal's health issues(IF used within past 5 yrs): animal hospital's name/vet's name:                                           tele #: 
OR, vet's name, address and tele# for the vet you plan to use(have you asked your dog owner friends who they would recommend to you?):

(b) what type of heart worm prevention do you use? 
37 How will your animal travel to the vet, or other places(i.e, crated, doggie seat belt, loose in a car/van, tethered or in crate or in box in  bed of truck?): 
38 May we call your vet and inquire as to your previous/current pet's health care?         If not, why? 
39 Are you willing to allow an H4S's representative to periodically visit your home? If not, why? 
40  List NAMES & EMAIL addresses of 3 NON-RELATED personal references, whom you have known for at least 3 years, &/or whom  may be familiar with your pet ownership history: 
41 If you have a disability or special needs, please be sure to let us know, here; this will help us find the BEST companion for you and your needs(if your disability is not disclosed to H4S,  then we reserve the right to deny this adoption at ANY time; even at the time of delivery, when you will forfeit your deposit): NO answer? Then, we will consider this application INCOMPLETE 
42  What arrangements have you made for your pet, if you could no longer care for them(i.e., moving over seas, extended hospital stay, nursing care facility, death)? NO answer? Then, we will consider this application INCOMPLETE 

43 &, finally, please tell us a little about yourself and why you feel you could provide a good home for a rescued companion animal.   


Sometimes, for reasons beyond anyone's control, the adoption does not work out. 
In this case, the animal must be returned to Howlin4Spirit CARes at the adopter's expense, via bonded 'Wagging Dogs' Pet Transport Service by calling Deb at #704-451-9954.   
Adoption contributions are not refundable, for any reason.   

By signing this application, I attest to the fact that I am 25 years of age or older, & that the above information provided is correct and that you understand any future medical costs are  your responsibility  and we have made full disclosure regarding our & our vet's knowledge of the health of the animal.   

applicant's signature:   
spouse/partner's signature(if married/partnered for 5 yrs or more):

Facts about JAVA

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type)/Australian Cattle Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8849053

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

JAVA, a Portland Hound (Unknown Type)/Australian Cattle Dog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Hound (Unknown Type)/Australian Cattle Dog for sale in Portland, or seeking a Hound (Unknown Type)/Australian Cattle Dog dog from a breeder in Portland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Portland 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 Portland 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 Hound (Unknown Type)/Australian Cattle Dog breeders who help with Hound (Unknown Type)/Australian Cattle Dog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Portland paves the way for another one to be saved.