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My name is Nelson!

Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Nelson
Photo 1 - Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Nelson
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Nelson's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.

Nelson's Story...
Hi, I’m Nelson Mandela, the 11th President of South Africa between the years 1994-1999. OOPS, wrong Nelson. Let’s start over. Hi, I’m Nelson, a male Rat Terrier/Blue Heeler mix born approximately 8/05. I am up to date on shots, have been neutered and tested negative for heartworms. I am yet another victim of financial hardship. I’ve recently been uprooted and had to leave the only family I’ve ever known. Everything was so routine in my life (which is a good thing for dogs). I knew just what time breakfast and dinner would be served, which bowl was mine, what day bath day was, which of my fur siblings liked to play and which ones liked to be left alone, etc. Now all that has changed. The people at CAAWS asked me what I would like in my next home. I want a family that will never ever let me go again. One that takes me with them through the good times and bad. If things get rough, I’ll eat less. When times are tight, I don’t need toys, I appreciate special bonding time between owner and pet. I get along with other dogs, but am scared and nervous around children. Since I’ve never really learned to walk on a leash, I will need a fenced in back yard when I’m out doing my business. Other than these things, I just want someone to love and love me back.

Facts about Nelson

  • Breed: Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Nelson, a Baton Rouge Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier for sale in Baton Rouge, or seeking a Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier dog from a breeder in Baton Rouge.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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 Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier breeders who help with Blue Heeler/Rat Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Baton Rouge paves the way for another one to be saved.