We have been so impressed with this kind and gentle 4 month-old Mountain Cur/Lab mix pup named Joy. She found herself at an overcrowded county dog shelter where black and brindle dogs tend to get overlooked and have few options. The shelter told us what a great girl she is so we wanted to make sure she got the chance to find a wonderful family to love. Since arriving at Canine Lifeline, Joy has not disappointed. People who’ve met her immediately think she’s older than 4 months because she has such poise and a really calm demeanor for a kid. When around other dogs, she can play with the best of them but hasn’t been a rowdy, hyper puppy at all in her foster home. Joy settles down nicely in her crate for a nap once playtime is over. She has done well with crate-training so should be able to pick up the house rules easily in her new home. Joy would love having a canine buddy to help show her the ropes but might also be fine as the only dog as long as her family has plenty of time to devote to her. For a youngster, she is doing quite well on the leash and will only improve with daily practice in her new home. Joy weighs about 31 pounds now and we expect she will be 60-70 pounds once full-grown. Her adoption fee is $350. She’s spayed, on monthly heartworm preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Joy. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children less than 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.