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Balto has an adoption pending, however we encourage you to apply anyway in case we consider other applications.

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About Balto

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption pending, please apply anyway) (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $400.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Current Size: 84 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 90 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 9 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: MD
  • Housetrained: Yes
Balto was in Alabama but came to us by way of California. The shelter in Alabama contacted the California rescue who contacted us.  Balto had been running as a stray and was attacked by a pack of 6 other dogs.  The shelter had him treated and healed.  They were desperate to find a rescue group for him. Luckily we had room available.  We  made arrangements with Hood's Pet Transport to get him from Alabama to Virginia.  A volunteer met the transport at 2 am, overnighted him, and then delivered him to our kennel. All the shelter personnel and vet personnel adored him.  Here is what the volunteer who overnighted him said "Drop off successful. It was a hard good bye because he has so much potential and is a handsome boy! Generally, he did great with our cat. Balto had some interest and excitement with seeing the cat, but once the cat ran away, Balto didn’t chase after her. Our female lab did okay…there were 3 snaps that our dog instigated (she’s used to being queen bee in the house and was scared of Balto’s size). For the most part, Balto and our lab were okay in the same room together, as long as he didn’t get too excited and invade her space. 
No signs of food aggression, and he had great potty training habits.  House manners have a long way to go. He did GREAT in the crate all night. No whining or attempt to escape, which was appreciated. He still has the puppy tendencies to nibble on your hand and tried to nibble on a dog bed. Therefore, he lost dog bed privileges. He did his best to play with a toy we gave him, and my boyfriend start teaching him the fetch concept.The car ride was very easy. He did great in the car, and didn’t get sick. He even laid down and chilled out a bit."


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