My name is ZuZu!

Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Husky Mix Dog for adoption in Huddleston, Virginia - ZuZu
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All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Facts about ZuZu

  • Breed: Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Husky Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 876655
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Cindy for more information about this pet.

I am ZuZu and I am a super mutt.  I have lots of love to give.  Will you give me a chance?


Here are some very important things you need to know about me


Approximate age/birthdate:  March 17, 2008

Weight/size: 60 lbs

Housebroken:  YES ... as long as you do your part and get her outside 4-5 times/day

Crate trained:  YES – does NOT like staying in a crate and protests

Personality: alpha female, playful, loving, bossy, territorial, stubborn


Energy level:  medium with bursts of high

Fenced yard required?:   YES – the husky in her makes her a ‘runner’.  Must be a physical fence - no exceptions


Does he/she jump fences?  NO – she could, but if she is happy she doesn’t


Leash walk:  YES but still pulls – with more practice, she would be fine

Obedience training:  Knows ‘sit’ and ‘off’ – smart and could train easily with proper motivation.  She is very smart, but stubborn

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK but is not her favorite thing to do.     

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   NO

Social with other dogs:  If properly introduced she will do fine.  She is very alpha when meeting new dogs and needs to be supervised.  Not good with much smaller dogs.

Social with cats:  NO CATS – true to her breed mixes, she has a high prey drive and could be a danger to smaller animals including smaller dogs

Good with children:  She will be fine with older, respectful children.  Her size and energy and her territorial nature will be overwhelming for small/young children


Adoption fee:  $75


ZuZu is a wonderful mutt girl – mom is a spaniel/lab and dad is a husky/malamute. ZuZu is a generally an energetic, playful girl who gets along with everybody – but she must be properly introduced to new dogs in order to accept them as part of her pack. She enjoys the company of other dogs and but might be even happier as an only dog as long as her family keeps her socialized with other dogs.  She is an alpha female and she really wants to be the boss … but she wants to have friends.  Her social skills just aren’t always the best.   ZuZu is not a good choice for first time dog owners.  She needs a strong pack leader with big dog experience and one who will work with her consistently to curb her energetic assertiveness. 

ZuZu was crate-trained and housebroken early in life and was leash-walked daily. Due to some changes in her life, she grew to dislike the crate.  She has nice house manners, but she really loves to play outside so having a fenced yard is very important to her.  When she is bored she will find things to amuse herself, so she needs to have a family that will include her in their activities and keep her challenged.  When she has finally played out, you will find her napping in a sunny spot.

If you think ZuZu might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have 10 or more applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.


When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if ZuZu picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.

Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.




Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Our motto is "Rescue … rehome … real love” and we try to live it every day. We rescue animals in need of new homes and loving families. We make sure each of them is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. If other medical care or treatment is needed, we get that for them as well.

We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!

We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to

a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.

It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so you can meet our pups at our public events, such as at the Lynchburg VA Petco. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups. Otherwise, we have volunteers bring pups for a home visit after an application has been approved.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process:
Step 1: Complete the appropriate Adoption Application. There are different applications for dogs and cats. You will find the form online Then click on 'Fill Out' and you will be taken directly to the form. Once submitted, it comes directly to us. You should get a message immediately if your application has been successfully submitted
Step 2: Members of the Adoption Committee thoroughly review completed applications and do reference checks. Please remember that adopting a pet is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pets in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-14 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for out-of-town or out-of-state adoptions.
Step 3: After reference checks are completed and your Adoption Application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a time for you to meet the pet that just might be the newest member of your family. We will ask that all family members be present for the meet-and-greet ... including all other family pets.

Please be aware that we generally limit adoptions to families within 75 miles of our location in Huddleston, VA. There may be exceptions made, but application processing for remote adoptions usually takes longer because we must find another rescue to help us by conducting a home visit. This is required.

**Please remember that we are an all-volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all home visits/meet-and-greets for potential adopters and fosters are done after applications are approved and by appointment only. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so the majority of our home visits are scheduled for Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 3 pm. You can also meet adoptables at our public events noted on our website. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.
Step 4: After the home visit, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the adoption donation, and welcoming your new family member home.

Please note that completing the online application does not obligate you to adopt a pet, nor does it guarantee that your application will be approved. AAMR reserves the right to decline any application without providing a reason. Please understand, also, that often there are multiple applications for one pet and it is the responsibility of the Committee to find the best fit for each pet.