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CLARISSA is a spayed female, Black with stunning Paul Newman China-Blue eyes, but we are really not sure what the breed is - Bouvier des Flandres mix? Portugese Water Dog mix? Eye color from a Old English Sheepdog? Who knows? Whatever she is, she is great! The shelter thinks Clarissa was about 3 years old when she arrived on July 7, 2006 as a lost or stray dog. She is outgoing, friendly and playful, but also very gentle and walking her on a leash is like walking a feather. She's strikingly beautiful and very affectionate but does have some separation anxiety, but with training this will pass. Clarissa would really thrive if his new owners will keep up her training. Read below for the training assistance we offer with all shelter dogs. Clarissa would do best in a quiet home without small children.
The Bouvier des Flandres in Brief:
The legacy of the Bouvier has produced many admirable qualities in this breed. He is a square, powerfully built dog, rugged and formidable in appearance. He thrives on plenty of room to work and exercise, but he is not an "outdoor dog"; he must live with his loving people -- his "flock," his "pack". He is agile, alert and intelligent, with character of great spirit and fearlessness; yet, he is serene in disposition, and has an even temperament.
Today, the Bouvier des Flandres acts as a farm dog, family friend, protector, shepherd, and guide dog for the blind or hearing impaired. His intelligence, sense of threat discrimination and keen scent qualifies many Bouviers to excel in police work, tracking and drug detection.
Owning a Bouvier, like many dogs, requires patience, love, a lot of grooming, a willingness to exercise the dog and pay for regular health care, a desire to have a companion who follows you around the house keeping an eye on you, and a commitment to complete at least one set of good obedience classes.
We always adopt to the best home, not necessarily the first application. NOTE: Renters, you will need landlord approval before the pet is released to you for adoption.
Dog adoptions are $100 and include a microchip, spay or neuter, current shots, flea treatment if required, "New Owner" folder packed full of helpful information, and 1-free (from our list) veterinary basic health examination within 5 days of adoption.
Our adopted dogs come with a SPECIAL BONUS of up to $80.00 toward training expenses within 6 months of adoption. We hope to provide a smooth and lasting transition into your household. Ask for complete details at the time you adopt your new companion dog.
For an Adoption Application or additional information, go to:
Applications are only accepted by FAX (949-366-4765), mail or in person. Sorry, no applications through the Internet.
Please call the shelter at 949-492-1617 to check if your desired pet is still available or the status of your application. We are CLOSED on Tuesdays and OPEN LATE on Wednesdays until 7:00 PM. All other days we are open until 4:00 PM except Sundays when we close at 3:00 PM. We are very proud of our shelter, it is clean, welcoming, freeway close, and voted "Best Place to Adopt" by the Orange Coast Magazine!