My name is zzChaplain!

Rhodesian Ridgeback/Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - zzChaplain
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Paws In The City

Facts about zzChaplain

  • Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback/Mastiff Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10678379

I'm zzChaplin, and I will be three in November. I am a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. My mom thanks I have some Mastiff in me because I am super chill. I get along great with my large dog pack just fine, but I would much rather be the only dog. I don’t like cats or small dogs.

My mom describes me as affectionate, good natured, very smart, charming, silly, clumsy, cuddly, sweet, loyal & playful. I like my bones a lot. I don’t play fetch well or with any toys really. I cannot go to the park because of my issue with small dogs. I love playing with large dogs and running in the yard (mostly just running in the yard). I am great on walks, but if there is too much going on then I get nervous.

I am crate trained. I have never had an accident inside. I know sit, lay down, and how to go to my crate. I am incredibly intelligent.. too smart for my own good. If there are yummy treats in the drawers, I will figure out how to open them, so you have to keep an eye on that.

What I really need is a furever home. I love my parents, but I don’t get as much attention as I deserve. My favorite time is when it is just me and my mom.
If you want a chill gentle giant then I’m the pup for you. I will love on you every day I can. If I want you to love me more, then I will paw at you.

 Disclaimer: This dog is a participant in the Paws in the City Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by the foster, not by Paws in the City.  A $200 adoption fee is due at the time of adoption and will go to the foster.   To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website

About Paws In The City

About Our Rescue Group...

Paws In The City® is committed to supporting the City of Dallas Animal Shelter by hosting off-site adoptions for the dogs and spay/neuter education and fundraising through specific outreach programs.

Paws In The City is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 organization committed to ending overpopulation, abuse and neglect of Dallas dogs and cats . We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff.

Paws In The City is committed to the following goals:

 Rescuing homeless dogs and cats from the City of Dallas animal shelters by sponsoring off-site adoptions to find these abandoned animals terrific, loving homes…often many of these wonderful pets are days away from being euthanized simply because there are not enough homes... a tragedy we are determined to end;

 Providing a comforting and positive environment for adoptions;

 Providing medical care to neglected, abused, and injured animals through our outreach efforts;

 Educating the public on responsible pet ownership; and

 Supporting spay and neuter programs…the simple, common sense solution to ending the number of unwanted dogs and cats on our streets and in our city shelters.

Why we do it

Nationwide Stats:
12 million animals are euthanized each year in the United States.
That is 1 million a month
1,388 animals an hour
70,000 - The number of kittens and puppies born in the US each day.
10,000 - The number of people born in the US each day.

Local Stats:

In 2004, the city of Dallas impounded 28,686 dogs and cats.
25,699 were killed by lethal injection.
Less than 2000 were adopted or re-claimed by owners.
200,000 - Estimated cats and dogs killed each year in animal shelters in Denton, Collin, Tarrant, and Dallas alone.

Come Meet Our Pets...

See our website for adopt-a-pet locations and times on Saturdays.

Otherwise, once we receive your application we can make arrangements for you to meet the animal. Usually, the foster parent will bring the animal to your home.

Our Adoption Process...

Requirements to Adopt a Dog in Foster Care: Before adopting, we require an approved pre-adoption application, an interview, a home check, a signed adoption contract and an adoption fee (dogs=$200 / puppies=$250 / cats=$125) to cover the animal’s health-related expenses and boarding while in our care. All of our animals are spayed or neutered, are current on shots, tested and de-wormed.

Go to our website for our pre-adoption application, and click on Adopt a Dog or Adopt a Cat for the pre-adoption application (in PDF format). Please print and complete the application and then email or fax it to the following address:

972 421 1697 Or

Once we receive your pre-adoption application, we will contact you for a phone interview and continue the adoption process from there. Feel free to contact us by email if you would like more information on any animal.