Plenty of choices in litter of mixed Sharpei-Labrador-hound pupplies
This week, a litter of pups born to a dog dropped on the property of a Ray County family is available for adoption. Volunteer Gloria McFadden has the details:
“We have eight adorable puppies. Their mother was dumped on a family just before she gave birth to these dogs. The family is going to keep the mother but is unable to keep the puppies. The pups were born the end of January 2014. They appear to be a mix of Sharpei, Labrador retriever and hound.
“These puppies are going to be big dogs. They will probably weigh between 60 to 85 pounds. There are two females, one brown the other is black. The males are brown or black. Most of the puppies have a splash of white on their faces or chests.
“I personally think these dogs will end up being great companions. My family has a dumped dog that we believe is a Sharpei/hound mix. He’s a great dog. He was dumped at the river on a really cold day at the end of December 2002. We have had him ever since. He has always been well mannered and a really good dog.
“We also had a Labrador retriever for about 10 years. She was very intelligent and we enjoyed having her. We miss her.”
The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of other adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Adoption days are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. at 200 S. College St. (the old county jail). For info, call Tammy at 660-232-1306 or Donna at 816-504-7843.
Adoption fees are $110 for dogs or $80 for cats, which includes spay/neutering, shots, tests and registered microchipping for dogs.