My name is Lila 4540!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Joplin, Missouri - Lila 4540
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I'm being cared for by:
Joplin Humane Society

Facts about Lila 4540

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 70179
FOUND AT ACADEMY ANIMAL CLINIC Lila is a strikingly beautiful 4 to 6 year old lab American bulldog mix. She is heartworm positive, so we will by trying to raise funds to treat her or finding an adopter or rescue who can take her and treat her. This pretty girl can pull pretty hard on a leash, but will settle down nicely when you want to hang out with her. Initially, she can be a bit timid, and was very worried during physical exam, she was just unsure what was going on, and ended up rolling over and letting me rub her belly. Lila is moderately food motivated, and will sit for treats, but does not seem to know any other commands. She is affectionate, and will stay close by her favorite person, just hoping for some attention. We think that Lila would do well in a home with some dog experience that can do some basic training. We think that she would be best suited for a home with children 10 years of age and older. Lila does seem to get along with other dogs, and was interested in but not reactive to cats at this time. To learn more about adoption or rescue, or to see other dogs available at our Shelter, please visit We are the Joplin Humane Society in Joplin Missouri. 417–6 23–3642. I AM SPONSORED! THANK YOU TO DESIREE GAYTAN FOR SPONSORING MY ADOPTION!

About Joplin Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Joplin Humane Society (JHS), is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of the four-state region with a variety of programs including adoptions, pet therapy, and humane education for children of all ages. The Joplin Humane Society is private and receives no local, state, or federal support.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Shelter Hours

Adoption Hours:
Monday - Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Intake Hours:
Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
Closed on Sunday

Our Adoption Process...

We believe in an open, non-judgmental adoption process. We recognize that no one is perfect and try to match a person's pet expectations so fewer pets are returned. Under normal conditions the process is:

- Come in with your family and look around. If you see a pet that you like, ask staff to meet the pet (if the pet is available to be taken out)
- Complete the adoption questionnaire.
- After the meeting, go over what information we have on file about the pet and his/her past experience.
- Finish the process by having a conversation with our adoption staff.
- After the above is completed, we can put a hold on a pet for 24 hours if you need time to think about the decision or to prepare your home.
- Most of our pets can go home the same day.

Adoption fees are: $90 - $140
This includes the animals spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations including rabies, de-worming and micro-chip.

- We will not adopt a pet to anyone under the age of 18
- We will not adopt to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- We reserve the right not to place a pet in a home based on the information we have or if we feel the pet is not a match for the person's lifestyle.

JHS does reduce or waive adoption fees for a variety of reasons: Too many cats or kittens in the building, older and special needs pets that have a harder time finding homes, etc. Adoption Promotions are a fun way to engage the public and bring in potential adopters. Shelters remain the #4 way people obtain their pets.