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Facts about SPOT

  • Breed: Blue Heeler/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Merle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

My name is SPOT!

Blue Heeler/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adption in Paron, Arkansas - SPOT
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SPOT's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

SPOT's Story...
SPOT is a very special 3-yr-old blue heeler mix whose people surrendered him reluctantly when their lives took an unexpected turn, and they had to move to Chicago. He now lives at a dog refuge facility with many other dogs. He is neutered, fully-vaccinated, heartworm negative and current on monthly flea, tick and heartworm preventives. He is house-trained, crate-trained and loves to walk on-leash (he sits by the coat rack and points to the leash). He knows how to use a doggie door (although it has to be a tall one). Spot will sit for a treat and will do almost anything for a MilkBone. He is a big boy, about 36 inches at the shoulder, weighing about 80 lb. Although his name seems like a common one (dubbed "Spot" because of the giant spot on his back), there is much about him that is "special". He was one of a large litter of pups dumped in a remote rural area with their momma in 2010. Spot is deaf (not uncommon for blue heelers) but functions as well as hearing dogs in most ways. He just needs someone willing to communicate with him via hand signals. He knows signals for "sit" and "back/stay". He is gentle and slow-moving, extremely sweet and affectionate. He adores his people. He is initially shy with strangers but warms up once he knows a person is safe. After proper introductions, he plays well with other dogs and is non-aggressive toward cats. He has a thick velour-like coat. We should have named him "Teddy" because he feels like a giant plush bear. Spot would love to have a home where he does not have to share his human with so many other dogs, but he doesn't have to be an only dog. For more information on this very dear boy, please contact Janel Miller at
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About Central Arkansas Refuge for Dogs

About Our Shelter...

Central Arkansas Refuge for Dogs has been approved as the local dog rescue site of the Paron Community Center in Paron, AR (a 501c3 organization). Paron is a small, remote rural community west of Little Rock, AR, where dogs are routinely abandoned. The Refuge believes dogs deserve better. They are not property. They are beings. During the last few years, we have found good homes for dozens of abandoned dogs. Dogs at the refuge are not caged but congregate in large yards. They have an indoor home life where they learn house-training and crating for bedtime. All dogs receive excellent medical care and monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventives. If old enough, dogs are spayed/neutered prior to leaving the refuge facility. Adoption fees help to defray some of the costs of care.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets can be interviewed either at the refuge site in Paron, AR or at an agreed-upon location, by appointment only.

Our Adoption Process...

1. Adoption Application
2. Adoption Contract
3. Fees - $75 to $250, depending on medical and other care rendered; long-distance transport fees add'l