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Mastiff/Podengo Portugueso
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 80 lb
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Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Bonded duo seeking space to entertain you! Meet Malachi & Journey! Malachi is a Mastiff, maybe mix. He is about 80-pounds and about 1-2 years old. He is smart, loving & gentle. Journey is just under a year & radiates Portuguese Podengo mix, but her breed is a mystery to us. She still has a bit of puppy in her but is so eager to please. She is about 40-pounds. Both know to sit & take treats gently.

They came to us by way of having been abandoned in a rural area, where everyone knows whos dogs are who. After posting them in many social markets & checking for listings, no one came forward. Debin is currently personally fostering them & reports they are very affectionate, including the occasional hug, especially to cheer up their humans. Their adoption includes a session with our trainer (local adoptions only). Our trainer can help them successfully integrate them in to your home.

Cat & dog testing is available upon request.

Interested? Please visit to complete our quick online adoption application. Their combined adoption fee is $425 & includes: Spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, heartworm test & deworming.

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We have a Adoption Application located on our website at under the Applications tab. Each potential adopter is required to fill out. After the Adoption Application is reviewed, and requirements are verified, Dogs by Debin will contact adopter, and if eligible, appointment will be made to come in and meet our dogs. We try and list our adoption fees when posting our dogs. All of our adoption fees include: Age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, tested for heart worm (if positive, we treat them), and a free training session with our local trainer. If the adoption is a puppy, the training session will be at 4mths or older.

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Please visit Once you complete our application, we will contact you to schedule a time. Many dogs are in foster homes.

More about this shelter

We were developed based on the fact that there is a gap in the shelter system. The shelters that are open-intake, although they are doing the best they can, they can only do so much. Those shelters are also very stressful to the dogs & this is where we step in. You can consider our place a half-way home for dogs if you will. We allow the dogs to be dogs again, offering them behavioral modification, land to run on, playgroups & necessary vet care. With this being said, our adoption rate is sometimes slowed due to the fact the dog(s) may not be ready for adoption right away. We set our dogs up for success & match them with the right family. Our final goal is to have the adoptions last the dog's lifetime. Our #1 goal though is to have a dog stay in their current home, should it be safe. We offer counseling & resources to do our best to make this happen. When it's not possible, they may safely surrender the dog to us, provided we have space.