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My name is JoJo - Only $65 adoption!!
Facts about JoJo - Only $65 adoption!
- Breed: Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd Dog Mix
- Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
- Age: Young
- Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
- Sex: Female
- ID#: A430454
JoJo - Only $65 adoption!'s Info...
I am already spayed, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
JoJo was saved off the euthanasia list at one of the kill shelters. I'm sad to say that I think she was abused in her original home. I say this because of the fact that she was absolutely terrified of people when we first got her. While some puppies may be a little apprehensive of new things, it is never anywhere near the level of fear that this poor baby displayed. On top of that, she also had a hernia. Safe Haven has repaired the hernia & she is fine now, but hernias can be caused by a dog being kicked..... It upsets me to no end to think of what this poor baby went through.
The foster family is doing a fantastic job with her, & they are showing her that she no longer has to fear people. JoJo is coming around & is slowly learning to trust people again. This beautiful sweetheart will need to go to someone who is experienced with dogs & who will continue to work with her & socialize her, will be patient & gentle with her, yet firm & consistent with her training. All this little sweetheart wants is someone to love her & treat her as part of the family!
JoJos' foster Mom jokes that she is a born star because she seems to like having her picture taken, TO FUNNY! She is full of all that puppy energy & loves to play with the other dogs in the home. She also loves squeaky toys & absolutely LOVES playing in the water! It can be in any form....(from the hose, the rain, & she is learning about the pool) TO CUTE! She's a quiet puppy, & is easy care when it comes to feeding. She is not a big eater, so the new family would be able to free feed her (leave a bowl of food out all the time).
JoJo is at the point now that she will come when called. She gets very excited! She jumps around waging her tail when you call her (as long as you do it in a sweet voice) This little puppy so desperately wants to trust you & be loved!
Age/Birthday: Currently 10 months, B-day is 12-12-12
Weight at last Vet visit: Her last vet visit was on 6/7/13 & she weighed 24 lbs. , but she has grown since then & is about 35 lbs right now. She looks much bigger in the pictures than she really is. ( We estimate that she will be between 47 - 57 lbs at 1 yr.)
This dog/puppy is currently learning:
- Lay Down
- Ok (This is a command release)
- This way (when you are walking & change direction)
- Drop it
- Go lay down
- Up High (to stand on their hind legs)
- Outside? (if you say this & get a reaction, they need to go outside to go potty)
- Go potty
- To bark when s/he wants to come inside
- Good girl/boy
- Bad girl/boy
- Stand up
- Inside (to go in the crate)
(What each pet learns depends on the foster home they were placed in & how much time that foster has had to work with them)
Cats: She likes cats. Sniffs them first, licks them and tries to play with them. TO CUTE!
Dogs: She was afraid of all dogs when we first got her. She lives with & is now comfortable with small dogs. (both the ones she lives with & new ones that she has met). She is friendly & playful with them. (Note picture of her playing with one of the small dogs)
She has only met one larger dog & she was afraid. She cowered down & was just frozen in fear. She needs more experience & socialization with larger dogs, but should come around just like she did with the smaller ones..
Kids: JoJo is a bit scared to go up to children. She will lick their hands and will get near them, but only when they pay no attention to her.
She has been around kids the ages of 7, 8 & 9.
JoJo was originally adopted out to a family in June, but they returned her 2 months later saying that she had regressed & was growling at everyone. I am not sure what happened to her in that home to make her act like that, as her foster family has said that she has not growled at any of them. And as you can see from the pictures, she is happy & playful in her foster home.
So, Although she has been good with the children in her foster home, the fact that the previous adopter reported her to have growled at people, we are wanting a quiet home for JoJo with no children, or older teenage children (16+) who will be gentle with her.
Women: JoJo can be shy at first, & needs to be given some time to warm up to you. She will stand back & just watch new women that come to the house, & if they don't pay any attention to her, she will come over & sniff them. Once she knows you, she is good with women and likes when they give her treats. :-)
Men: She is afraid of men & has not been around many. We believe she was abused by a man. She lives in an all female household & runs & hides whenever a man comes over to the house.
Crate Trained: Yes, she is crate trained & does very well in it. Her foster family says that they don't crate her as much anymore, and she is a bit afraid of it. They have noticed that she is scared of the noise it makes when either the door opens/closes, or if they bump into it. They are starting to work with her to get her used to strange &/or loud noises.
Potty Trained: Yes, Foster family has her on a schedule & takes her out every 2-3 hours, & she is doing great on that schedule.
Leash Trained: She is afraid of it. Her foster family is working with her on this. She gets scared when she hears noises such as cars or people walking by.
Car: Great in the car. She just sits there quietly and looks around.
She likes to bury her toys. It would be great if her new family set up a sandbox for her, so she can have a special place to bury all her treasures! But if that is something that you do not want, JoJo listens well to correction (a firm "No")
If you are adopting a puppy, all puppies chew. This can be managed with rawhide bones or chew toys to direct their behavior to something that is acceptable to chew on, using bitter apple spray on the things they are not allowed to chew on, & crating your puppy when you are unable to monitor them.
Adoption fee is only $65 & includes:
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Up to date on Vaccinations
- Harness *
- Other surprise goodies from Safe Haven
- Free office visit to Vet or 50% off any Optimum Wellness Plan
- Other coupons from Partners
- Available Paperwork: Spay/Neuter records, Vaccination records, Vet records, Micro records, Recommendation list, etc...
- Continued Support: Safe Haven will be there for the lifetime of your new adopted pet. If you ever have questions or concerns, we will always be there to help. Our goal is for you & your pet to live happily ever after!
If you are interested in adopting this pet, you must be willing to come to Phoenix, AZ to meet them.
Please e-mail for an application
After we receive your application, we will contact you so you can meet him/her.
ADOPTING A CAT OR DOG IS UP TO A 20 YEAR COMMITMENT! THEY ARE NOT OBJECTS THAT YOU CAN GET RID OF WHEN THEY BECOME INCONVENIENT. THEY ARE INNOCENT LIVING, BREATHING ANIMALS WITH FEELINGS THAT DEPEND ON YOU TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO TAKE CARE OF, LOVE, & PAY FOR EVERYTHING THIS PET NEEDS FOR UP TO 20 YEARS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR AN APPLICATION.
* Safe Haven STRONGLY believes that collars should only be used as decoration. A dog can slip out of collar. Which becomes a problem if your dog gets lost, or you are trying to restrain your dog, & it comes off. Also, attaching a leash to a collar puts pressure on the neck, which is one of the most sensitive areas of the body, & could hurt them. For these reasons, Safe Haven includes a harness with every dog adoption to ensure the safety of the dog, as a harness is more expensive than a collar & some adopters will not buy them for this reason. A harness distributes the weight on the chest & shoulders. It also has a handle on the back that you can grab if need be, without hurting your pet (EX: Dog falls off your boat, just grab the handle & pull your pet back in with no harm done. With a collar, you would have to strangle your dog when pulling your dog in). Also a dog cannot slip out of a harness, so it is much easier to restrain them & they will never loose their ID if they get lost.
If you need harnesses for your other dogs, additional harnesses can be purchased for a reduced price:
$5 for small
$6 for medium
$7 for large