My name is Mars!

Labrador Retriever/Schipperke Mix Puppy for adoption in Concord, California - Mars

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Mars's Info...

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

Mars's Story...


Mars' mother was poisoned, her body found in a temple in a central part of Taiwan. Mars was one of 6 puppies surrounding the mother dog, crying for help. The puppies were rescued by The Animal Rescue Team.

Mars is about 3 months old and weighs about 10 lbs. He's a roly poly little boy. We're not sure of the exact mix of his breed. Right now, he looks like a small lab / schipperke. It's hard to say with certainty, but he doesn't look like he will grow to be very big--maybe a smallish medium size.

Mars is very sweet. A bit unsure of his surroundings at first, yet nevertheless tolerant and docile. He likes to cuddle and lick your face. He slept quietly in his crate all last night, the first night he was without at least one of his litter mates. With socialization, training, and discipline, Mars has the makings to become a very fine adult dog and companion for any family.

Mars has been dewormed, received his 2nd shots thus far, is microchipped, and will be neutered prior to adoption.

Many people get excited about puppies for the first few days, and then the newness wears off. If you expect to have a well-behaved dog, be prepared to spend a lot of time and energy into training and socializing your puppy--much more time than most adult dogs require. And please be prepared to take care for your dog for the rest of his life, regardless of if you move, expect to have a baby, start a new job, etc.

Adopt: We ask interested adopters to please tell us a little about yourself by completing an Adoption Application. Once your application is received, a meeting with Mars can be arranged at his foster home. There is a $275 adoption fee which goes to help cover a portion of each dog's medical and transport expenses. A homecheck will also be required because we do want to be sure that each dog goes to an environment suited to them.

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Facts about Mars

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Schipperke Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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