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My name is Joey!

Doberman Pinscher Mix Puppy for adoption in Bowie, Maryland - Joey
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I'm being cared for by:
SPCA/Humane Society Of Prince George's County Maryland

Facts about Joey

  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Joey’s stats:
Age: 4 months
Weight: 20 lbs, adult: 50 lbs
Good with kids: kids over 8
Good with dogs: yes
Good with cats: unknown
Fenced yard required: yes
OK for townhouse or apartment: no
House trained: working on it
Crate trained: working on it
Barks when left alone: sometimes, he can be opinionated about life in general
Chews inappropriate items: yes, he’s a puppy
Training: sit, come
Activity level: high

Please consult our ADOPTION FAQ (http://www.pgspca.org/adopt/frequently-asked-questions/) before contacting us.

Joey's fosterer writes...

Joey’s life got off to a really bad start. He came into the Prince George’s Animal Management shelter as part of a cruelty case impoundment. It soon became evident that he was very sick and needed more treatment than they could provide, so the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County took him in. Our vets examined him and did an ultrasound, finding that the poor pup's intestines were tangled into themselves and creating a blockage. So, we sent him for surgery the very next day, and they found that some of the tissue was already necrotic. Without urgent surgery, he would've died. It was touch-and-go there for a while: his vitals were unstable and he ended up needing post-op fluids and even a plasma transfusion. But he's doing much better now and his puppy-ness is definitely starting to show.

Joey is young so this house-training thing is not perfected. He needs a family that wouldn’t leave him alone for more than four hours. He is very active and playful. He is working on some basic training but gets side-tracked with important puppy activities – chasing balls, playing with his toys, jumping up on his foster mom, chewing whatever he can find to put in his mouth. If you have a fenced yard and time to work with a puppy, come and meet Joey at one of our adoption shows.

If you are interested in Joey, consider letting us know by filling out a (no obligation) adoption application (http://www.pgspca.org/adopt/online-adoption-application/).

Joey is NOT expecting to attend the next adoption show, December 10th at the Big Bad Woof in Hyattsville, although there's always a possibility that plans will need to change at the last minute.

We are an all-volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our
animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside
of the Baltimore/DC area.

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About SPCA/Humane Society Of Prince George's County Maryland

About Our Rescue Group...

The PGSPCA is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to animal welfare. We are chartered by the State of Maryland, but we receive no state or county funds. Our activities are supported solely by contributions, dues and fundraising events.

We have three main objectives:

• To reduce the number of unwanted litters of dogs and cats through our progressive spay/neuter program – We have altered more than 20,000 animals over the past five years, many of them at no charge;

• To prevent cruelty to animals and all animal suffering through humane education, neglect and cruelty investigations, protective legal action, and an active dog and cat adoption program – We receive about 1,000 calls a month for cruelty investigations, spay and neuter assistance and adoption requests;

• To protect all animals against suffering and abuse through education on legislation affecting the protection of all animals – We regularly educate the public and provide testimony about animal welfare to county and state legislators.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We don't have a central shelter facility, so the best place to meet our adoptable cats and dogs is at our adoption shows! If you have previously filled out an application, please bring it with you to the show! Please e-mail with any questions. We cannot guarantee that an animal you want to meet will be at the show. Please check the animal's online listing the day before the show and we will do our best to let you know if he/she will be there!

We hold three adoption events each month, on Saturdays from 12 noon to 2 pm.

2nd Saturday of the Month
Silver Spring Petsmart Store
12020 Cherry Hill Road
Phone: 301-586-8262

3rd Saturday of the Month
Annapolis Petco
2319-D Forest Drive
Phone: 410-224-8323

4th Saturday of the Month
Bowie Petsmart Store
Gateway Center
4500 Mitchellville Road
Phone: 301-352-7286

Our Adoption Process...

All of our adoptions begin with a visit to one of our adoption events. The adoption coordinator and/or the pet's foster parent will review the applications received. The applicant (if any) whose responses best fit the needs of the particular pet will generally be contacted within a week to schedule a home visit. A vet check and personal reference is also required prior to visiting your home. Our non-refundable adoption fee is $180 for dogs and $75 for cats. The fee covers spay/neuter, core vaccines (distemper and rabies), deworming, microchipping, and the general care of the animals. Per our contract, if you cannot keep your adopted pet for any reason, it must be returned to our program. We will try to find it a new home.