Kris is a young male Labrador Retriever German Shepherd mix who wondered right through the front door of a hospital in Arkadelphia in Arkansas on Christmas day looking for some Christmas Cheer.
Everywhere Kris wandered that day, he would have been able to smell Christmas dinner wafting through the air, and by now he was probably more than just a little hungry for some turkey and dressing. Lucky for Kris, a kind Samaritan at the hospital decided to help, especially since Kris didn't have any health insurance.
Kris got to spend Christmas night with his rescuer and family, enjoyed some good food and clean fresh water, and all in all everyone enjoyed lots of Kris-mas spirit.
Kris has turned out to be a wonderful dog with a great personality. He sits and shakes, and does great on a leash. He has never once shown any signs of aggression. He has been rabies vaccinated and had been neutered in the past. He has also broken his left front leg in the past, but it has healed. He still tends to limp, but the vet thinks he just needs to learn to walk on it again. Kris loves to play fetch or go for walks on a leash, and when he does his limp is not as noticeable as when he is walking about in the house. Perhaps Kris has figured out how to get some sympathy.
All Kris needs now for a happy new year is to find a home. He’s going to make someone a great companion.
Kris is already housebroken. He needs a backyard to play in, and would probably enjoy the company of other dogs. It’s not known how he will do around other dogs though, so it would be best to introduce him to others away from home and off territory. Kris will need to be walked daily to work on his leg, and get some of that lab energy out of his system.
Kris is described by his rescuer and foster as gentle and loving. He loves to be petted and played with. He likes to sleep right outside the bedroom on the floor, almost like he is watching over his owner at night.
For Christmas Kris got a stuffed mallard duck, and some soft blankets; he loves them dearly. He is doing well on Purina One dry dog food. He does great playing fetch, but needs to be taught to drop the toy. Kris is house trained, and knows his basic commands.
Kris is heartworm positive, but he has already started his treatment and according to the vet he should respond positively, and eventually be completely heartworm free.
Kris' adoption fee is $75. Kris is an independent rescue effort and so may not be attending the DogsOnly adoption showings at the WLR on across from Target and Home Depot from 1:00 to 4:00.
If you think Kris-mas should last all year, and would like to learn more about this wonderful canine companion, you are invited to send an email to his rescuer at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange colored text links at the top or bottom of this page.
Due to time restraints, we are not able to accept phone calls outside of our showing times at (Sat & Sun 1-4), but we always try and answer all emails within 24 hours. All of our young and adult dogs require a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process. This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. Puppies are not available to go on home visits. All of our rescues are in private homes and not available to be visited outside of showing times.
All of our young and adult dogs require a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process. This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. Puppies are not available to go on home visits. All of our rescues are in private homes and not available to be visited outside of showing times.
All DogsOnly foster homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most are also housetrained. None of our fosters have cats in their homes so we can only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats. We rescue from high kill shelters and once accepted into our program, none of our rescues are euthanized. We provide for all their vet care, socialization and training until an appropriate home can be found.
DogsOnly relies solely on donations and is a 501(c)3 Humane Society. Our mission is to rescue dogs that most other groups are not interested in due to their size, breed, age, health or other various reasons, and to provide education resources for dog owners and those with an interest in the wellbeing of dogs. DogsOnly believes that no dog should be left behind.
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