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My name is Afina!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 2 months ago

I'm being cared for by
Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
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Facts about me

(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 41 lb
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Hello, gorgeous humans!
I am named Afina, which means "blueberry" in Romanian. My eyes may be strikingly blue, but my mood is never, ever blue as long as there are smells to smell or games to play. One of the ladies at Safe Haven saved me when I was playing a game of "Frogger" in traffic in front of the Safe Haven thrift store. I am a very confident and active husky mix that was born around 8-11-2021. I love training with my friends at the sanctuary (if they have good enough treats), and I know how to sit, lay down, stand, and turn in a circle! (Both ways, even!) For some reason the people at Safe Haven put a leash on me to go on walks instead of just letting me run around like I want to, but I'm starting to get used to it. I used to eat in a crate when I lived with other dogs, but my human friends say I'm too "domineering," and they keep taking my friends away. I am very excited to meet more new people and do all kinds of fun, active things with my new family.
Very affectionately yours,

Note from Safe Haven: Afina has lived with other dogs but is always separated eventually due to her domineering behavior. Her leash manners are improving, although they still have plenty of room for improvement. Afina is looking for a home with clear boundaries where she will get lots of exercise and training.

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary

Contact info
Pet ID
Tricia Quillen
6890 Eagle Road, Las Cruces, NM 88012

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

SHAS carefully screens adopters. The adoption
process includes an application & interview, and may
include a vet check, landlord check &/or home visit. An adoption contract will be executed once the adoption is approved.

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Go meet their pets

We are open Tue-Sun 11am-3pm and by appointment only at other times. Check our website for event dates & times: Please call 575-805-5338 before going to the sanctuary to make sure someone is available to meet you.

More about this rescue

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary (SHAS) is a no-kill, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1996, and is the largest and longest-running no-kill facility in the Las Cruces, NM area. SHAS provides medical care, food, shelter and comfort to nearly 90 homeless cats and dogs of our community, while seeking caring homes for them.