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My name is Peanut!

Pointer/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Peanut
Photo 1 - Pointer/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Peanut
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Peanut's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Peanut's Story...
Peanut (P.B.) is a wonderful, sociable 45 pound, 10-month old Lab/pointer mix who resembles a huge beagle (only we have yet to hear him do any of that annoying beagle baying) and loves everyone.

He has finally been released from a terrible situation where he was made to lie in a crate by himself on top of urine soaked newspaper for days on end. When he was finally tended to, he was never cleaned or bathed but just put out in a pen (with dogs who had known food aggression issues) for long hours on end.

Meals were bowls of food and raw chicken pieces thrown into the enclosure for the dogs to consume at will. Peanut, a normally shy and friendly fellow with other dogs, was forced to defend both himself and his portion of food from the other dogs in the pen (or face not eating at all). Sadly, his body still has several of the healing scabs he picked up from this situation as well as some sores that he acquired on his elbows from being forced to lay for long hours on those soaked papers.

But it looks as though the tides have changed for this sweet, playful boy because he has finally made it safely to a new foster home in Michigan. Here he is getting some much needed practice in house manners, being fed regular meals which he can now eat in peace and is currently being lavished with tons of attention and love by both dogs, cats, adults and young children.

But please do note that because of his earlier experiences with dogs who would drive him away from his food, we are currently feeding him (and allowing him to have bones and chewies) only when he is in his crate by himself in order to head off any potential problems between dogs. (Which actually works well since it also makes his crate a cool place for him to be.) In a short time, though, we anticipate that this will not be necessary as already he is able to take small treats around other dogs with no problems.

P.B. is a great, enthusiastic and energetically goofy guy who would make an awesome buddy for another dog who also likes to play and wrestle and run around in the snow. And, although coming in a bit rough on the training front, he is already learning to wait his turn, walk nicely on a leash, stay off counters and keep his feet on the floor. He responds very well to just a slight negative sound and is very quick and eager to please. He also comes mostly housebroken but, since he is still very young and hasn’t recently had many opportunities to practice this necessary skill, it will need to continue to be worked on in order for him to be successful 100% of the time.

This guy really wants nothing better then to hang out with his family whether it be for a long tromp in the snowy woods or just lounging around in the evening. He doesn’t necessarily need to have a doggie buddy to romp with, however, if he doesn’t have that outlet you’ll want to plan on giving him plenty of other opportunities to expend extra energy.

He’s not a great ball fetcher (yet) and mostly prefers interacting with people to playing with toys but if someone in the family is a runner or enjoys spending quite a bit of time out-of-doors walking or hiking then he may be the very buddy you are looking for.

Peanut is up to date on all vaccinations, has been thoroughly de-wormed, is heartworm negative, neutered and currently on Frontline for flea prevention.

For more information, to see some more pictures or if you’re at all interested in coming to meet this lovable, friendly guy please feel free to e-mail Leah at momofollie@yahoo.com

Facts about Peanut

  • Breed: Pointer/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Ypsilanti 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 Ypsilanti 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 Pointer/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Pointer/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Ypsilanti paves the way for another one to be saved.