My name is Kermit!

Labrador Retriever/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - Kermit
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Paws In The City

Facts about Kermit

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Chow Chow Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9922888-paws in the city

Hi! I'm Kermit the dog. Get it? Like Kermit the frog but a dog... Anyways, some info about me, I'm a large boy at 70 lbs and am in the prime of my life at just 5 years old. It's up for debate but I think I'm a mixed breed of Leonberger, Chow Chow, and Retreiver, but the short way to say it is, I'm a mutt. And that's just fine with me! I'm a handsome guy, so much so that people stop in their tracks to tell me what a good looking dog I am. But forget looks, I have a cool personality too! I am a happy-go-lucky guy who loves to be loved. I'm a total goofball as well so you'll get to laugh with me all day long!

I love my people. I'm the perfect protector and will always be loyal to you. Speaking of things I love, one of my favorite things is to be pet. Endless petting would be my dream come true. Belly rubs are the best though! I have a soft and shiny brown coat so you won't mind petting me one bit. If it's time to watch TV, I can happily settle down on my dog bed and relax with you. But when that's over, I'd like to play in the backyard. I can do a lap around the backyard in record time because I have such a large stride. Squirrels beware :) A few laps later and I've had my workout for the day (approx 20 mins is ideal). Being such a big guy, it doesn't take much to wear me out but it's important for me to be active daily. I'm good on walks as well as riding in a car. Oh and I'm a perfect gentleman at the vet/bathing/groomer.

I'm a lucky guy. I know that for a few reasons; First I was rescued by Paws In The City. Then they diagnosed me as being Heartworm positive and got me the treatment I needed to get well again. Next, they invested in me and got me the training I needed to get me on track to being my best self. I have some of my best years left to live. I've been given another chance at life so now I am looking for the right person/people to be my forever.

My perfect person/people would live in a house with a big fenced-in backyard. They would be active and would want to spend lots of time with me. They wouldn't have a kitty cat as I think they are fun to chase (sorry, not sorry). They wouldn't have young kiddos since I'm such a big goofy guy, I'd very likely knock them over by accident--I'm a klutz what can I say?! Also, I'd really like another doggie sibling although I tend to be a bit picky. I mean who really likes everybody, right?? I think being selective is a good thing... I can't really narrow it down to a type of dog I like or don't like so much as I like to be the alpha. I'm a bit stubborn, it's the nature of my breeds. But boy am I lovable and sweet. My forever home would be patient with me and would continue to work with me on my training.

We could have the best time together for forever! I'd love to meet you! Please call 214-263-2100 if you are interested in more information.

For adoption information or to complete an application, please go to:

References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.    

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.