My name is Paxton!

Schipperke/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Fishers, Indiana - Paxton
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I'm being cared for by:
Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc.

Facts about Paxton

  • Breed: Schipperke/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1574534-CA0407057

If you are interested in adopting an ARPO pet, please visit our website, for details about our fees and process, and to complete our Pre-Qualification Form, and return it to  ARPO limits adoptions to within 50 miles of Indianapolis.  We do not have a shelter; all pets are in volunteer foster homes. 

Paxton here - looking for a good home.  I'm one of the sweetest and gentlest guys you'll ever meet. 

Although a little shy at first, I warm up quickly after a few gentle pets and belly rubs.  I just need a little time to get to know you....I'm not one of those brutes that charges in and knocks things off the coffee table....I'm usually in stealth mode and follow mom around the house while quietly exploring.

I was born in April 2007, and have recently been returned to ARPO after being dumped at the local shelter.  I was adopted as a small puppy and thank goodness for my microchip getting me back into ARPO's foster care!  That shelter was pretty scary with a lot of barking going on and I retreated into a shell for a few days since I'd never experienced anything like that!

Now that I'm in my foster home, I'm enjoying playing with the other pups/dogs and playing in the yard with them.  I'm filling out nicely now that I'm comfortable and currently weigh about 45# - just need to pack on a few more groceries and top out about 50#.  I've been trying to persuade mom to feed me cheeseburgers to fatten me back up....she said 'No Dice!'  My favorite past time is sitting by my foster mom at night for tv-time and getting gentle head pats and chin scratches.  I curl up by the recliner and you'd never know I was even there.

My back leg is a little bent from an old fracture that was never set correctly.  While healing on it's own, it formed a knot on the outer edge and makes me look like a bowed legged cowboy!  I'm not in pain and usually don't walk with much of a limp either.  The vet checked me out with xrays and said I'm good to go.

PLEASE NOTE:  I require 8' fencing as I easily go over shorter ones!



If you are interested in adopting an ARPO pet, please complete the online Pre-Qualification Form and email it to

Our adoption events are held on the following dates and locations:

E. Washington St. Petsmart from 11-3
Fishers Pet Supplies Plus from 11:30-2:30
Castleton Petsmart from 12-4

Please note that not all animals attend the events; please email us at: to check on a specific pet's location for the upcoming weekend.

About Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

ARPO's Mission

To encourage and assist existing and future pet owners in providing a good quality life for their pets.

To temporarily shelter stray, abandoned, neglected, abused and surrendered cats and dogs in a clean, comfortable, and safe environment while providing the best quality of life and medical care possible.

To facilitate the adoption of these companion animals into stable, loving homes.

To promote pet ownership as a lifetime commitment.

To cooperate with other animal-related organizations for the purpose of reducing the population of unwanted cats and dogs through adoption, spay/neuter and educational programs.

To further educate the public regarding the important benefits of the human/companion animal bond.

To promote respect for creatures of all species.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Saturdays from 12-4 at the Castleton PetSmart at 82nd and Allisonville Road in Indianapolis.

Our Adoption Process...

Applicant completes Pre-Qualification form, has interview with ARPO representative, and home visit prior to pet placement.