**IMPORTANT!! Please read the entire bio before contacting us with questions. **If after reading the bio you are interested in adopting send us an email requesting an application to start the adoption process [email protected] Make sure you add our address to your safe sender list or watch your junk/spam emails. **We get numerous emails every day and need to be as efficient as possible. If you have questions not answered in the bio please be specific as to what you are wanting to know. Our bios are very thorough so we highly encourage you to read them before emailing. **For more photos and videos please visit our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Almost-Home-New-Mexico/203840136304815 **For rescue stories that help support the rescue please check us out on Patreon Become a Patron! Approximate DOB 08/05/2020 Size - 50 lbs give or take History- An awesome woman and her family took in a couple dogs and before they could get them fixed they had puppies. Luckily they reached out to us for help. We accepted her into our mother/pup program so now that the puppies are old enough to leave mom we will have mom spayed and she can remain with her owner and we will place the babies. Mom is a Red Heeler/American Pit Bull Terrier mix and dad is a Labrador Retriever. We have named all 8 babies after the cast from Lucifer as that is what we are currently watching - Lucifer (Shadow), Mazikeen, Ella, Kane, Amenadiel, Linda, Chloe, and Dan. Update 2/10/2021- Shadow was recently returned as he can be a little bossy over children. He is super smart and well behaved however he is very very high energy. He has been back in the rescue for a few weeks and just a perfect boy. However, because he does test his boundaries with children we are not recommending him for small kids or kids with little to no dog experience. His family was awesome and did everything possible to keep him but this was the kids first dog and with him being so dominant we all felt it would be best for him to join an adult only home or a home with older teens that can do some training exercises with him. He learns fast and needs to stay busy - heeler in him, he also loves water which is typical of lab. Temperament- Very, very playful - loves kisses. Loves learning and is eager to follow instruction. He might be amazing for someone wanting an agility dog, a running partner, a hiking partner, etc.. Energy Level- Very, very high energy big puppy Dogs/Cats- They have met both cats and dogs and seem playful and happy with both. He can be dog selective o we are recommending a home with a female dog if there is a dog already in the home. Housetrained- Perfectly house and crate trained. Shadow is an absolutely amazing young dog. When he is first let out he runs and jumps around until he gets all that energy out. When he meets new people or first let out he is super excited and jumps around as he is so excited. If he is ignored he will start jumping more on you so needs a family that can take control, interact with him, correct bad behavior, and wear him out. A tired dog is a good dog. He is well behaved once he calms down and relaxes. We had some volunteers out this week and initially he was a little nutty and jumping but they took him for a walk and he was great after. He is super loving, and extremely smart. He loves water, has perfect recall, loves cuddling on the couch, good with other animals, and knows some basic commands. He is just a really nice boy who bonds strongly to his person. Whatever you want to do with him he would probably excel as long as it keeps him busy. We are not recommending him for anyone with small kids as he does tend to be a tad rough and excitable. But if you have older dog savvy kids that want a dog to do training with this guy would be perfect as he is extremely smart, playful, gets along with the other dogs and cats, and is well behaved. We do highly highly recommend training in social situations and lots of exercise for this boy to keep him out of trouble and level headed. The more he is with you the more relaxed he will become. For instance when it is just us he is perfect- walks great, lays on the couch to cuddle, lays at my feet, etc. When people come over he is an excited puppy who can't get himself under control so we have started working on keeping 4 feet on the ground but he still needs some work. He will make a perfect, loving addition to any loving well balanced active adult family. Adoption fee $200 includes neuter, age appropriate vaccinations (4 for puppies), deworming, microchip, rabies, collar and leash, training information, and all the support you need. Send us an e-mail to [email protected] requesting an application to adopt this sweetie!! Animals are seen by appointment only. An application must be submitted to us prior to making an appointment. We do give a discount when adopting multiple pets.