My name is Vinnie!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Wilmington, Delaware - Vinnie
Photo 1 - Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Wilmington, Delaware - Vinnie
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I found a new home!
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Vinnie's Info...

I am already neutered and up to date with shots.

Vinnie's Story...
Vinnie here. Most people see a plain brown dog when they glance at my photo. That's why I don't get much attention here on the web site. I've been at CARE about 3 years in human time, and in that time I've seen the fluffy ones, the spotted ones, and heaven help us---the blued eyed ones--fly out of here like hot cakes on a cold winter morning. Barbie dogs, I call'em. No one seems to notice my cute white toes, that spiffy white chest and the stylish white tip on my tail.

You really have to see me in person to notice that my smile is like a dolphin's. The volunteers who work here know what I mean. I'm a big hit with them. They have pet names for me like Vin Vin or Vinnie Boo. Kinda silly I know, but hey, you take what you can get when someone notices you are more than just a plain brown dog. They'll tell you that I'm very people oriented. Frankly, I've had enough kennel mates to last me the rest of my life---human companionship is what I crave. I wouldn't mind if I never saw another dog. Sometimes my big-dog attitude gets me in trouble with actual big dogs, so I'll do best in a one-dog family or with a very laid back pack.

Clowning around is my favorite past time; I know when I've made a person laugh and that just makes my day. I haven't been tested on cats or house manners, but I'm eager to please and if I don't pass the test I'll study hard to make it up next time. I love going places on a leash and have greeted the few kids I've met with gentle, tail-wagging enthusiasm.

One good thing about living in rescue so long is that I'm not needy. I'm low-maintenance in every way. My short coat which shines whether I'm groomed daily or not. Try that with your average Barbie pup! I can be satisfied in your fenced yard all day while you are at work, if you will spend time with me on evenings and weekends. I'm not a barker so I won't disturb the neighbors. If you have been denying yourself the love and loyalty of a good dog buddy because you can't be with him 24/7, I'm your boy.

Facts about Vinnie

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Vinnie, a Wilmington Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type) for sale in Wilmington, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Wilmington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Wilmington paves the way for another one to be saved.