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My name is Russel 6995!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Joplin, Missouri - Russel 6995
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Joplin Humane Society

Facts about Russel 6995

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 81541
FOUND ON 2ND AND WALL Russel is a 6 to 8 month old shepherd mix with the most adorable ears you've ever seen. Yes, he does have four legs, the picture is just at a weird angle. He came in with some terrible flea allergies, so is missing some hair on his back. He is social and happy to meet new people. He is easy to handle during physical exam but displays lots of motion, this guy has a lot better things to do than stand still! He will sit for treats with some encouragement but will not stay in the sit position for very long. He will need a little bit of work and training. This guy is still very much a puppy, so his new family will need to be prepared to provide all the training that puppies need. He does seem to get along well with other dogs, but wants to jump on them and play, so how well he will fit will depend on the other dogs in the family. The dogmeat would be a good idea. He was pretty intense with cats, so caution or a cat free home would be advised. We think that Russel would probably do best in a home with children 6 years and older due to his energy level. Dogs are generally tested with dogs of their own size; and dog meets with the resident dogs are always encouraged. Our cat test should be used as a general purpose screening only to rule out overt aggression; we always recommend caution when introducing dogs to cats in the home. Recommendation on suitability of placement with children by their ages is based on behavioral observations including energy level and response to body handling. We never recommend leaving young children unsupervised with dogs, and we cannot guarantee the behavior of dogs with children, other pets or cats. Behavior evaluations should be considered as a snapshot of the behavior of the dog at this point in time; JHS believes all dog families need to be prepared to invest time and energy into training as well as provide common sense management of their new dog. We always encourage family to do some research on the breeds or mixes of breeds prior to adoption as many can have some unique characteristics that may or may not fit into their families. For more information about this dog or any others at our Shelter, please visit www.joplinhumane.org. We are the Joplin Humane Society in Joplin, Missouri. 417–623–3642 IM SPONSORED! Special thank you to William Mack for sponsoring my adoption!! IM SPONSORED! Special thank you to the great folks at Rosenbergpearls.com for giving me a vintage sponsorship! i.p. see card

About Joplin Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Joplin Humane Society (JHS), is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of the four-state region with a variety of programs including adoptions, pet therapy, and humane education for children of all ages. The Joplin Humane Society is private and receives no local, state, or federal support.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Shelter Hours

Adoption Hours:
Monday - Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Intake Hours:
Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
Closed on Sunday

Our Adoption Process...

We believe in an open, non-judgmental adoption process. We recognize that no one is perfect and try to match a person's pet expectations so fewer pets are returned. Under normal conditions the process is:

- Come in with your family and look around. If you see a pet that you like, ask staff to meet the pet (if the pet is available to be taken out)
- Complete the adoption questionnaire.
- After the meeting, go over what information we have on file about the pet and his/her past experience.
- Finish the process by having a conversation with our adoption staff.
- After the above is completed, we can put a hold on a pet for 24 hours if you need time to think about the decision or to prepare your home.
- Most of our pets can go home the same day.

Adoption fees are: $90 - $140
This includes the animals spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations including rabies, de-worming and micro-chip.

Rules:
- We will not adopt a pet to anyone under the age of 18
- We will not adopt to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- We reserve the right not to place a pet in a home based on the information we have or if we feel the pet is not a match for the person's lifestyle.

JHS does reduce or waive adoption fees for a variety of reasons: Too many cats or kittens in the building, older and special needs pets that have a harder time finding homes, etc. Adoption Promotions are a fun way to engage the public and bring in potential adopters. Shelters remain the #4 way people obtain their pets.