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My name is Petunia!

Boxer/Ibizan Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Vancouver, British Columbia - Petunia
Photo 1 - Boxer/Ibizan Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Vancouver, British Columbia - Petunia
Photo 2 - Boxer/Ibizan Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Vancouver, British Columbia - Petunia
Photo 3 - Boxer/Ibizan Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Vancouver, British Columbia - Petunia
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Red Collar Rescue - Vancouver

Facts about Petunia

  • Breed: Boxer/Ibizan Hound Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
PETUNIA IS BEING FOSTERED IN HOUSTON, TX. SHE IS AVAILABLE FOR OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTION.

There are 2 things you’ll notice about Petunia right off the bat.

First, those ears! Petunia (nicknamed Tuney) can link the tips of her ears together to create an impressive antenna that can tune in sound from great distances. Just be careful if you whisper the words “treat” or “go for a walk”, you may have am excited pup appear at your feet.

The second thing you’ll notice is her gorgeous prance. Petunia has the lean lanky body of a sight hound. She’ll be an excellent running companion or enjoy nice long walks with you.

The best thing about Petunia though is her personality. She’s calm and sweet, and loves people and other dogs. Some have said she's a Superstar!

Petunia and her ears are scanning for a furever home with lots of love, and plenty of treats, toys, a good bed. In short she just needs to be spoiled.

If you want to get on Petunia’s radar, contact info@redcollar.org to set up a meet.

Age: 1.5 yrs
Weight: 40 lbs
Dogs? ok
Kids? ok
Cats? unknown

Because of the distance, it is not possible for you to meet the dog, in person, unless you come to Houston. We can often send videos and/or do FaceTime interviews to allow you to “meet” the dog.

Why should you consider adopting a dog from Houston?
Houston is the #2 kill city in the U.S. City and County shelters often take in a combined 200-300 animals per day. The number of homeless pets and resulting euthanasias are staggering -- the average "live release rate" from Houston area shelters is only about 35-50%. Houston is estimated to have over 1 million homeless animals.   Over 100,000 are killed in Harris Co shelters every year.  Red Collar Rescue volunteers work tirelessly to save as many as we can, but the Houston area is saturated with so many pets in need of a home and not enough adopters. To put it simply, we encourage out of state adoptions because it helps us save more lives.  We hope that you will consider one of our many adoptable pets who are waiting for a second chance at a forever home - wherever it may be!

About Red Collar Rescue - Vancouver

About Our Rescue Group...

Red Collar Rescue is an all volunteer 501 (3)(C) animal welfare charity dedicated to providing rescue services, medical care, foster care, training and adoptive placement to stray and abandoned dogs and cats in Houston and surrounding areas. We adopt our pets to all 50 states and Canada.

Houston is sadly the #2 kill city in the U.S. There are 1.2M stray pets on our streets. The City Pound (“BARC”) often takes in 150-200 pets per day either as strays or owner surrenders. Almost a dozen other area shelters and pounds also take in dozens of homeless pets each day and many do not adopt to the public but transfer only to rescue groups. The number of homeless pets and resulting euthanasias are staggering -- the average "live release rate" from Houston area shelters is only about 35-50%. In addition, RCR works closely with the Houston Police Department on many cruelty case dogs. We are often a last resort for dogs who have faced unimaginable abuse and negligence, only to face euthanasia after being confiscated by the city government. Red Collar Rescue volunteers work tirelessly to save as many as we can, but the Houston area is saturated with so many pets in need of a home and not enough adopters. To put it simply, we encourage out of state adoptions because it helps us save more lives. We hope that you will consider one of our many adoptable pets who are waiting for a second chance at a forever home - wherever it may be!

Our Adoption Process...

Red Collar Rescue works hard to find the perfect home for all the dogs and cats in our care. Listed below is the sequence of events that we go through to assure that our pets and our applicants are the perfect match for each other:

1. Fill out and return our adoption application form.

2. After receiving your application, we will verify with your vet the care on your current or previous animals.

3. We will contact you to discuss your current situation and which pet you are interested in adopting.

4. After discussion, we will arrange a time for you to meet your prospective new family member.

5. If the initial meeting goes well, we make an appt and bring the pet to your home to meet all family members - human and furry.

6. Upon agreement by all parties, the adoption is finalized by signing the adoption contract and making an adoption donation for your newest family member.