My name is Josie!

Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler Mix Dog for adoption in Guelph, Ontario - Josie
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler Mix Dog for adoption in Guelph, Ontario - Josie
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Josie's Info...

I am good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Josie's Story...
UPDATE JUNE 21 - Josie is another who's winning people over one by one. She is an extremely well-mannered, well-behaved house dog. Her surrendering owners told the shelter she loves her crate and they turned it in with her, which has shown to be the case with us, so it will stay with her. She's been a perfect lady with the cat but has been warm and cold with other dogs - testing has been minimal but she got along with a neutered male beagle who can also be testy with other dogs, but did not get along with a small breed that visited the home. She has great house manners and a settled disposition and is very people-oriented and affectionate, and would suit a family with kids. Josie is a real shelter mystery - her head resembles that of a Rottie, but her coat is orange! Whatever she is, she is enjoying being an indoor pet (something she was not with her previous owners) and she is ready for any new adventure that has to do with making new friends and enjoying life.

UPDATE MAY 30 2009: Josie's foster family doesn't feel she is the right fit for them, so this beautiful loving girl is once again available for adoption.

UPDATE: Josie is now safe in foster care! Her foster family has taken her in with consideration to adopt. What a lucky girl.

Josie is EXTREMELY URGENT in one of the shelters we deal with. She was turned in by her owners who moved to the city and tied her up outside. Being tied out is almost a surefire way to make a dog unhappy, aggressive, and vocal. Josie was barking at people and things that went by and the neighbours complained, so instead of bringing her in with her family, she was promptly dropped at the local shelter. She is extremely stressed there and in immediate danger of euthanasia, as she is even having stress colitis from her stressed out state.

Josie's previous owners report that she's good with dogs, cats, and older kids (untested with small kids). The shelter reports that she can be intolerant of pushy dogs. She is very affectionate and people-loving and is really suffering, being confined in a kennel. Worse, as of early April she is now having blood in her stools, indicating her stress level is becoming critical, putting her at immediate risk of euthanasia.

We cannot take in Josie without a foster home. Please consider opening your heart and home to her. It's not her fault she ended up with irresponsible people who didn't care about her, but she is paying every second of every day in this kennel. Her status is day to day right now - if she deteriorates much further, she will be put to sleep. Please help us to help her.

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Facts about Josie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Josie, a Guelph Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler for sale in Guelph, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler dog from a breeder in Guelph.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Guelph already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Guelph breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Guelph paves the way for another one to be saved.