Ruff Ruff! My name is Cupcake
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||Black||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||D-4178|
I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
Cupcake is a stunning mixed breed that looks like a small black lab / shepherd mix. She is about 1 year old and a nice, manageable size at about 30 pounds. Cupcake is a special needs dog looking for a special someone that will give her lots of time, patience and love. According to doctors, Cupcake likely has a central nervous system/vestibular problem which manifests by her sometimes walking/running in circles and occasionally seeming to have trouble focusing. There is no harm to the circling, it just makes her look somewhat odd. As she has matured while with us, however, her circling has lessened in severity as she has learned to compensate very well. She will probably always be a bit "goofy" - but, then, aren't we all?
Despite her little quirks, her quality of life is still very decent - She is an extremely happy girl, very loving and people-oriented, with an excellent demeanor. When someone she recognizes says hi to her she does a very good impression of a horse prance, lifting up the front paws, because she gets so excited. She is currently being fostered at a doggie daycare facility and she has acclimated beautifully and gets along great with all the other dogs. She is a staff favorite, and all the clients have gotten to know her and they all ask for her when they come in. She has almost become like their "mascot". Ultimately, though, we think she deserves a family of her own who will continue to nurture her, train her and love her. She deserves that special bond with her special person or family. If you think that might be you and you would like more information or would be interested in meeting Cupcake in person, please give us a call.
Cupcake's adoption fee of $225 includes: vet exams, DAPP (distemper-parvo) combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, deworming, microchip and spay.
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ADOPT-A-PET is an all-volunteer non-profit animal shelter/adoption agency dedicated to saving the lives of lost, abandoned or otherwise homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and placing them into permanent, loving homes.
ADOPT-A-PET provides a safe refuge and a second chance for unclaimed animals from various municipal pounds and, space permitting, accepts other homeless, neglected or injured animals from their rescuers.
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