I am sure that you have all heard our stories about how difficult it is find adopters for our black dogs well today’s blog is all about the second most difficult category to adopt out and that is the nondescript brown mutt.
Like all refuges in France we lots of dogs of indiscriminate breed whom are usually some kind of shepherd cross and are brown or brown and black. These dogs seem to be invisible to most people as the walk around the kennels and are frequently passed over. This a real shame as we are inundated with happy ever after stories from owners who have adopted one from us, singing their praises!
There are so many advantages of a ‘ mixed breed dog’ and when you adopt one you certainly have a totally unique companion. You have the breed traits of at least two breeds and that certainly keeps things interesting. I have two mutts, one a Labrador x Collie and one a Labrador x Boxer.
Most veterinarians agree that mixed breed dogs are healthier, and live longer lives than purebred dogs. While breeders may disagree, it is no secret that specific breeds come with genetic medical problems–German Shepard Dogs are prone to hip dysplasia, and the number one killer of Great Danes is bloat. According to veterinarians, any genetic problems that a breed suffers from may not always to be handed down to it’s puppies when the genetic material from another breed of dog is introduced. This sounds very positive to me!
Two of our brown shepherd crosses left today!
First to leave was Lisbon, one of our cutest and calmest brown mutts was adopted. The family came to the refuge last week and explained that they wanted a gentle,calm,young dog who wouldn’t chase their guinea pig who roamed free in their house. They had a look around the kennels and chose a few dogs but very sensibly asked our advice and accepted that these dogs would not be suitable to live with a loose, small furry pet. We then suggested Lisbon and brought him out. It was love at first sight and they were overwhelmed at his calm gentle nature. It was a done deal and today off he went to his forever family.
Next to leave was Tayson. This is fantastic news for this gentle giant as this is his third stay at the refuge. Lets hope that its forth time lucky and we only see him again if he comes to visit!
Lisbon – Looking Very Proud Of Himself!
Tayson – A Home At Last
Diesel – Still Waiting
Hoch – Still waiting!