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My name is Balto!

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Facts about me

Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type)
Brown/Chocolate - with Black
2 years 3 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Balto is a brave and courageous 2-year-old male Akita mix who was found with his mate and their 9 puppies. According to locals, this pair was seen multiple times roaming at large and living off the land in the middle of dangerous fires prior to the birth. Momma dog successfully delivered her puppies and the family survived for 3 weeks before we received them.

This sweet boy loves people and has got along great with the other dogs that he has met. He walks well on a leash, is learning tricks (like sit and paw), and overall is very smart and sweet.

Today (5/30/2022) he received his first bath and he thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. He is now soft and beautiful, and ready for his new home.

His adoption fee of $120 will include the neuter, microchip, heartworm & tick borne panel, deworming, and all vaccines (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordetella).

If you are interested in learning more about Balto, please submit an application found here: and send that to or call 505-867-7642 and leave a message for any questions.

We require meet & greets for all pets in the household, and offer trial adoptions to ensure it is a perfect match.
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Why adoption is a great option

Balto, a Bernalillo Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type) for sale in Bernalillo, or seeking a Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Bernalillo.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Bernalillo 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 Bernalillo 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 Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Akita/Shepherd (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Bernalillo paves the way for another one to be saved.