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My name is Skipper!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Skipper
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Skipper's Info...

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Skipper's Story...
Skipper is a Shepherd-mix, male, 2 years of age.

Incredibly sweet and handsome, Skipper will, without a doubt, totally melt your heart ---those soulful eyes and adoring demeanor are just irresistible! Most dogs find the shelter a stressful place to be, and the more tender ones, such as Skipper, find it even more so. Extremely loving and ever-so-ready to bond for a lifetime with a warm, compassionate family, this mild mannered, highly sensitive, and sometimes a smidge-too-serious youngster is at heart a people-pleasing, people-oriented dog who thrives with human companionship and close contact. This gentle fellow needs a boost in confidence, and it will come about quickly once he leaves the shelter behind and is welcomed into his new family as an always included, thoroughly loved member of the “pack.”

Skipper will absolutely flourish with a responsible, caring owner who provides safe opportunities for him to meet new people and master new activities and situations…on-going socialization will enhance his confidence and set him up for success as a happy, well-mannered family pet. Above all else he desires a gentle, loving, trustworthy and compassionate leader who will provide the structure and security necessary for him to feel safe enough to take a deep breath and relax. Skipper is looking for the right family to embrace him as part of their own; he is an extremely loving dog who will form deep bonds with his family members, and he will thrive when lavished with the attention and guidance he needs and deserves.

Highly intelligent and attentive, Skipper loves to learn, and he revels in praise for accomplishments - every accomplishment also serves to further his self-confidence. Skipper would enjoy and do well in Training and Socialization classes; this will also be a great way to establish leadership, form a strong trust bond with him, and reinforce canine good manners. Like all dogs, he needs regular physical activity and mental stimulation to be happy and healthy. Regular leashed walks, outdoor playtime, and adventurous jaunts with his people will meet most of this guy’s exercise needs. And no doubt, at the close of each day, sweet, sweet Skipper will be looking to quietly cuddle with his beloved family members.

Skipper is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, moderately-active lifestyle. As with all dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary to determine compatibility prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.

Come meet Skipper at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.

For more information you can email carrie_nation@monroemi.org or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.

Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.

Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.

In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.

Facts about Skipper

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Skipper, a Monroe 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 Monroe, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Monroe.

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