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My name is ATLAS-A FAMILY EMERGENCY-READ!!

Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - ATLAS-A FAMILY EMERGENCY-READ!
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KLR NORTH EAST

Facts about ATLAS-A FAMILY EMERGENCY-READ!

  • Breed: Boxer/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
ATLAS****CONTACT KAT katkylabrescue@gmail.com ATLAS' STORY---WE RECEIVED AN URGENT CALL FROM THE DIRECTOR OF A HIGH KILL SOUTHERN SHELTER LETTING US KNOW THAT ATLAS' FAMILY HAD JUST SURRENDERED ATLAS TO HER SHELTER. ONE OF THE FAMILIES THREE CHILDREN WAS EXTREMELY ILL AND AS MUCH AS THE FAMILY WANTED TO KEEP ATLAS THERE WERE GOING TO BE MANY HOSPITAL STAYS AND SURGERIES, LONG STAYS OUT OF TOWN TO SPECIALIST. THE FAMILY FELT THAT THIS WASN'T GOING TO BE FAIR TO ATLAS TO BE AWAY SO LONG SO NOT KNOWING WHAT ELSE TO DO THEY FELT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO TAKE ATLAS TO THE LOCAL SHELTER AND ASK THE DIRECTOR TO FIND HIM A GREAT HOME, THE HOME RIGHT NOW THEY COULDN'T GIVE HIM. "HE IS TRULY SUCH A WONDERFUL HAPPY LITTLE FELLOW OUR "BEST FRIEND", WE ALL LOVE HIM SO MUCH BUT HE DESERVES MORE RIGHT NOW THEN WE CAN GIVE HIM. HE HAS BEEN A PART OF OUR FAMILY SINCE HE WAS SIX WEEKS OLD, WITH US EVERY SINGLE DAY. HE ADORES OUR CHILDREN, LOVES TO PLAY WITH THEM, HE SLEEPS WITH OUR OLDEST SON EVERY NIGHT YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER PUP.THIS IS THE HARDEST THING WE HAVE EVER HAD TO DO BUT HE DESERVES A LIFE WITH A FAMILY WHO WILL SEE WHAT A GREAT FELLOW HE IS AND LOVE HIM. PLEASE FIND HIM A WONDERFUL HOME". THIS WAS ATLAS OWNER'S PLEA TO THE SHELTER DIRECTOR. WE IMMEDIATELY RECEIVED THE CALL TELLING US THIS HEARTBREAKING STORY. "ATLAS DOESN'T BELONG HERE, HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHERE HE IS AND WHY HIS FAMILY LEFT HIM. HE IS ABSOLUTELY THE SWEETEST LITTLE FELLOW, HIS TAIL NEVER STOPS WAGGING, PLEASE CAN YOU HELP HIM?" WAS THE DIRECTORS PLEA TO US. THE MINUTE WE HEARD ABOUT ATLAS WE COULDN'T GET TO HIM FAST ENOUGH, WHEN WE SAW HIM AND GAVE HIM A PAT HE LIFTED HIS HEAD, HIS GORGEOUS EYES BEGAN TO TWINKLE, HIS TAIL BEGAN TO WAG EVER SO SLIGHTLY MAYBE HE KNEW WE WERE THERE TO HELP. ATLAS PRANCED OUT OF THE SHELTER THAT DAY ALL READY TO BEGIN HIS NEW LIFE. WHEN OUR DIRECTOR PUT ATLAS IN HER CAR HE LICKED HER HAND, MAYBE THIS WAS HIS WAY OF THANKING HER!!!***ATLAS--HAPPY--PLAYFUL--SO SMART"--ATLAS IS AN ADORABLE, 1 YR. OLD, BOXER AND WE FEEL THERE JUST MIGHT BE A HINT OF LAB IN ATLAS' FAMILY THREE, TWO GREAT BREEDS ONE "GREAT" LITTLE FELLOW. THE MINUTE YOU SEE ATLAS YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY NOTICE WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GUY HE IS. HIS COAT IS FLAWLESS THE COMBINATION OF TWO GORGEOUS COLORS, A WARM RICH GOLDEN HONEY AND SOFT VANILLA ACCENTING HIS CHEST PAWS AND FACE. NEXT THOSE EYES, THEY WILL MAKE YOU MELT, THEY ARE A PALE PALE CELADON COLOR SO PALE IN FACT THEY ALMOST APPEAR IRIDESCENT. THEY CONVEY A LOOK OF PLAYFULNESS, GOOD HUMOR AND TRUST!! HE IS ALSO BEAUTIFULLY BUILT LITTLE PUP WITH THE BOXER FLAWLESS CONFIRMATION AND A PROUD REGAL STANCE. ATLAS IS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST AND SWEETEST PUPS WE HAVE SEEN THUS WE NICKNAMED HIM OUR "LIFE IS GOOD" PUP. HE REALLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN NAMED HAPPY BECAUSE BOY IS HE. HE HAS THE BOXER & LAB GLOWING PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT, ATLAS HAS DECLARED EVERYDAY A HOLIDAY, WELL AT LEAST IT IS TO HIM. ONCE YOU CALL HIS NAME NOW THE FUN BEGINS, ATLAS WILL STAND AT ATTENTION, HIS ADORABLE EARS WILL PERK UP, HE WILL TURN HIS HEAD TO ONE SIDE, EYES TWINKLING WITH EXCITEMENT, TAIL WAGGING IN CIRCLES AND HE'S OFF HEADING YOUR WAY AS FAST AS HE CAN GO. GIVE THIS HAPPY PUP A RUB, A TREAT, A BALL TO CHASE AND NOW ATLAS HAS OFFICIATELY ADOPTED YOU AS HIS NEW BEST FRIEND. THIS PEOPLE LOVING GUY ADORES EVERYONE HE MEETS, HE NEVER MEETS A STRANGER FROM CHILDREN TO SENIORS. HE ALSO THINKS EVERY DOG HE SEES SHOULD COME AND BE HIS NEW BEST BUDDY. HE IS A TRUE "AMBASSADOR OF GOODWILL". WHATEVER YOUR DAY CALLS FOR IS FINE WITH ATLAS JUST TAKE HIM ALONG. HE WOULD BEAT YOU TO THE DOOR IN THE MORNING FOR AN EARLY MORNING WALK OR JOG, BETTER BE IN GREAT SHAPE TO KEEP UP WITH OUR STAR ATHLETE. ATLAS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT WALKING OR JOGGING BUDDY, ATLAS WILL PRANCE ALONG, HEAD HELD HIGH, TAIL WAGGING EXCITED ABOUT ALL THE THINGS TO SEE ALONG THE WAY. HOW ABOUT A TRIP AROUND TOWN TO RUN ERRANDS, ATLAS WILL BEAT YOU TO YOUR SEAT, TURN AND GIVE YOU HIS "COME ON LET'S GO" LOOK. HE DOESN'T KNOW WHERE HE IS GOING AND REALLY DOESN'T CARE HE IS WITH THE PERSON HE LOVES MOST IN THE WORLD--YOU AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS TO OUR COMPANION PUP. IF YOUR WEEKEND CALLED FOR A GET-A-WAY TO YOUR CABIN IN THE MOUNTAINS BOY ATLAS IS READY TO GO, HE WOULD SPEND THE DAY EXPLORING NEW TRAILS, CHASING ANY STICK , PLAYING WITH HIS TOYS( ATLAS LOVES HIS TOYS)THIS PUP KNOWS HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. WE FEEL THAT ATLAS WOULD BE THE PERFECT COMPANION FOR A GUY OR GIRL, A COUPLE OR A FAMILY WITH CHILDREN WHO WOULD WANT TO PLAY WITH ATLAS THEIR NEW BEST FRIEND. THERE IS ANOTHER PART TO OUR "LIFE IS GOOD" PUP'S PACKAGE AND IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG TO FIGURE THIS OUT--THIS IS ONE SMART GUY!!! HE IS A PUP THAT LISTENS WELL, HE KNOWS SEVERAL COMMANDS, LEARNS EXTREMELY FAST, IS EAGER TO PLEASE AND THESE TRAITS MAKE TRAINING A BREEZE. HE DELIGHTS IN NEW THINGS TO LEARN, THIS PUP CONSIDERS SOMETHING NEW A CHALLENGE, ATLAS LOVES TO LEARN. THE POTENTIAL FOR ATLAS IS HUGE!!! IF YOU WANT TO ADD TO YOUR FAMILY A PUP THAT IS EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT, ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT EVERYDAY, A FELLOW WITH A BEAUTIFUL DISPOSITION AND PERSONALITY, A GUY WHO ABSOLUTELY ADORES HIS FAMILY AND AS WE SAID ONE OF THE HAPPIEST AND MOST LOVING PUPS WE HAVE SEEN THEN LOOK NO FURTHER YOU'VE FOUND ATLAS. IF YOU MAKE ATLAS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY JUST BE PREPARED TO SMILE A LOT, LAUGH A LOT, BE ON THE GO A LOT AND LOVE THIS "LIFE IS GOOD" PUP A LOT. HE IS A JOY!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO ATLAS AND WHY HE LOST HIS FAMILY WAS NOT ATLAS' FAULT, IT WAS JUST A HEARTBREAKING AND VERY SAD SITUATION, ATLAS' FAMILY KNEW THEY COULDN'T GIVE ATLAS THE TIME AND LOVE HE DESERVED WITH THEIR SON BEING SO ILL. WE PROMISED ATLAS THE FIRST DAY WE MET HIM THAT WE WOULD FIND HIM A NEW HOME WITH A FAMILY WHO WOULD SEE WHAT A TREASURE HE IS AND LOVE HIM FOREVER, THIS IS WHAT HIS FAMILY WANTED AND A PROMISE WE INTEND TO KEEP!!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE ONE OF OUR ADOPTION APPLICATIONS WHICH IS THE FIRST PLACE TO START TO ADOPT ONE OF OUR RESCUE DOGS PLEASE **** CONTACT KAT katkylabrescue@gmail.com ****FOR AN APPLICATION. ATLAS IS WITH HIS FOSTER FAMILY IN KENTUCKY , THEY ADORE HIM!! ONCE HE IS ADOPTED HE WOULD ARRIVE IN THE NEW ENGLAND AREA ON A PET TRANSPORT. HIS ADOPTION FEE WHICH INCLUDES HIS TRANSPORT FEE IS $575. ATLAS IS NEUTERED, CURRENT ON ALL VACCINATIONS, HE IS HEARTWORM NEGATIVE, ON PREVENTATIVE, DEWORMED AND ON FRONTLINE FOR FLEAS AND TICKS. ATLAS IS ALSO MICRO-CHIPPED.

About KLR NORTH EAST

About Our Rescue Group...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". --Margaret Mead

Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of the puppies and dogs are vetted, fostered and lovingly cared for in the home state in which they were rescued.

Our Adoption Process...

Application, followed by an interview either by phone or home visit.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:
All known information about an individual dog is provided in it's listing. We do our best to provide accurate information, but adopters must understand that each home is different and the dog may behave differently in a new home. Dogs are creatures of their environment and you help make the dog what it will be.

Homes considering adopting a puppy must be prepared for:
1.) Flexible schedules for potty training. Puppies can only "hold it" for one hour per month of age (ex. a 4 month old puppy can only go 4 hours without a potty break).
2.) Crate training until the puppy is at least one year old, to prevent chewing on inappropriate things when you can't supervise.
3.) Socialization: The more positive and varying experiences as a puppy the better, both in and out of your home.
4.) Puppy behavior and life stages are equivalent to a human toddler. It takes at least a full year to have a calmer, well adjusted dog. Patience is required and when your dog's behavior is a positive experience for you and those around you, your patience will be rewarded tenfold, for years to come.
Please do not consider adopting a puppy if you have not thoroughly thought through the pros and cons of having one. So many people end up returning them after 3-5 months because they didn't realize the amount of work involved in raising a puppy.
Patience, appropriate toys, socialization, and obedience training are all musts. All are time consuming, and can be expensive.

All Dogs Require:Supervision with children and obedience training.
Adopters that want to have good dogs must be prepared to put the time and effort into training a dog. Any dog requires work and effort, but a well t rained, well socialized dog is more than worth the effort put in to get them there.