My name is Onyx!

Flat-Coated Retriever Dog for adoption in La Mirada, California - Onyx
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Onyx's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Onyx's Story...
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****Southern California Applicants only

Weight: 50 lbs

Age: 1 year and 3 months old

Personality: Very playful, energetic, smart and sweet. She is friendly to people and other dogs. She is also good with kids but due to her size and strength, adult supervision is necessary when interacting with small children.

Coat: Flat-Coated Retrievers are relatively easy to maintain and require only weekly brushing unless the dog is shedding. Then you'll probably want to brush daily to keep the amount of loose hair floating around under control. You can trim the ears, feet, belly, and tail tip for neatness. Bathe as needed.

Training: She knows basic commands and is very smart. This is a slow-maturing breed, which means that she will act puppylike for several years beyond physical maturity. Onyx will need continuous training.

Potty trained: Yes, Potty outside and needs to be let out every few hours.

Health: Healthy and up to date with vaccination

History: Onyx was rescued from South Korea where her owner dumped her when the owner got pregnant. Her owner raised her in the patio and she was not taken care properly.

Fostered in: La Mirada.

Type of home: A family or single with an active life style. She has a lot of energy and is very strong. She will need a lot of exercise and will be a perfect hiking/jogging partner.

Crate trained: Yes

Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown

Adoption fee (non-refundable): $500.00

All dogs are fully vetted, tested for heartworm, microchipped, and up to date with vaccinations.

Our adoption process looks like this:

1. Adoption application review by WHDR board
2. Adoption application approval
3. Meet and greet
4. Home safety check
5. Final approval and adoption finalized

Our volunteers, donors and adopters mean the world to us! Without you, we couldn't do what we do - saving the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned dogs and providing them with a loving forever home.




Facts about Onyx

  • Breed: Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female


Why Adoption is a Great Option

Onyx, a La Mirada Flat-Coated Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Flat-Coated Retriever for sale in La Mirada, or seeking a Flat-Coated Retriever dog from a breeder in La Mirada.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in La Mirada 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 La Mirada 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 Flat-Coated Retriever breeders who help with Flat-Coated Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in La Mirada paves the way for another one to be saved.