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Axel Labrador Retriever & Chow Chow Mix Cincinnati, OH

  • Young
  • Male
  • Large


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Axel

5/12/21 Welcome to STAF, Axel! This poor guy--along with all the family's other pets--were surrendered when both owners ended up in ICU with Covid. Utterly shut down, Axel was unable to move and had to be carried to the yard and back for the first few days until he developed a friendship with Rez (also available for adoption) and started following her around. Since then he has made such huge strides in such a short period of time.

We just got an update on Axel from a volunteer who had Axel in her house for a visit; He is great with cats and loves to play like a puppy with my dog. He is a big cuddly dog who loves attention and will snuggle in bed and insists on sitting on the couch with me. He follows me from room to room along with my dogs he does enjoy human company with a lot of hugs and kisses

We think Axel will do great in a quiet home with another dog. He needs a securely fenced yard and a family equipped to train/nurture a dog that has not been properly socialized. Training will go a long way in building his confidence. Axel appears to be house-trained and rarely barks. His estimated birthdate is Nov. '18 and he weighs in the mid-60s.

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• All of our animals are spayed/neutered and current on shots.
• We do not do same-day adoptions. You will be asked to return for at least one follow-up visit, then take the dog home for a trial period before officially adopting.
• You must be 21 years or older to adopt from STAF.
• We require a 4-foot-tall physical fence for homes with children under the age of 11. We also may require a physical fence for specific dogs on a case-by-case basis, depending on each dog’s behavior and exercise needs.
• Due in part to increasing coyote activity/incidents in the area and the difficulty of predicting how a dog will respond to invisible fence training, we can not adopt to homes with invisible fences.
• We do request vet and personal references.
• We can facilitate adoptions within a 75-mile radius of our Cincinnati-based shelter.
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