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My name is Gene!
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Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue

Facts about me

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mixed Breed (Large)
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My story

On June 10th someone followed a lactating mama dog to an abandoned house... where she was caring for 6 small puppies. Mama Courtney would not let anyone near the pups. The finders began feeding mama to gain her trust. A few days later they went to check on the puppies and they were no longer there. They searched all over for them. They feared the pups had been killed by predictors. Then, a couple weeks later, Mama was spotted with her 6 pups in an orchard. A volunteer went and rescued Courtney and her pups on July 2nd. When they were first rescued, Mama Courtney literally slept for several days. Before they were rescued, Mama had probably been staying up all night to protect her young puppies. Now she feels safe and she knows her babies are safe!

They were all initially placed in the same foster home. It was too much for the couple who were fostering them so we had to split them up into three foster homes.

Courtney is a sweet dog and an amazing mama. The puppies each have unique personalities!

Courtney DOB: ~6-10-2019
Puppies' DOB: ~5-14-2020

Located in Las Cruces, NM

All of the puppies had been adopted. Gene and Axl were adopted together. The family returned them to our rescue on Feb 27, 2021 because they were not experienced enough to handle two very active older puppies.

Courtney (mama dog) still has not been adopter. She gets along great with other dogs. Courtney needs a yard with a minimum 6' fence.

Gene and Axl have lived together their entire lives. We would like to find another adoptive home for them TOGETHER.

Adoption application can be downloaded at


Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Las Cruces, NM 88013

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

After filling our our required Adoption Application, we will schedule a home visit. The home visit is to make sure our dog gets along with any existing pets in the home. We also check for obvious hazards and make sure the yard is secure. If everything checks out OK, the next step is the Adoption Agreement, which finalizes the adoption. There is an adoption fee for each dog. (All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and micro-chipped.) After the adoption is complete, there are follow-up wellness checks to make sure everything is working out for the adopters and the adopted dog. At any time after the adoption is finalized, if the adopter decides to get rid of the dog, it must be returned to Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue.

Go meet their pets

We have bi-monthly adoption events at different venues. Please contact us to find out the location of our next event.

More about this rescue

Big or small we love them all! Our mission is to rescue and re-home neglected, abused and abandoned dogs. We are a small rescue that picks up dogs off the streets and helps them find their homes or helps them find new homes. We also help find homes for dogs that have been relinquished by their owners. In addition, we pull last-chance dogs from our local animal shelter. Our goal is to assist the rescue community in our area in decreasing the euthanasia rate at the shelter. Our dogs live in foster homes while waiting to be adopted. Our fosters love and care for them as if they are their own dogs. We cannot do what we do without your help! Foster, Adopt or Donate today! If you are interested in fostering or adopting one of our dogs, please email us at