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Axel - the Adventurous Family Dog! Weimaraner & Labrador Retriever Mix Philadelphia, PA

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Gray / Blue / Silver


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Affectionate, Athletic, Curious, Friendly, Funny, Gentle, Independent, Playful, Smart, Loves, Loyal
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Prefers a home without
Adoption fee

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Meet Axel - the Adventurous Family Dog!

Looking for a loyal friend who loves adventures like hiking, swimming and camping?? Axel is the perfect dog for you- he loves being in the great outdoors! If this doesn't make him perfect enough, have to see his adorably goofy ears and his long kissable snout. How could you not fall in love??

This happy boy is searching for a family he can greet with his most enthusiastic wiggle butt when they walk in the door- you can't help but smile and laugh! Axel is friendly and loveable- making him the perfect addition to any family!

We think Axel is a Greyhound/Weimaraner/silver lab mix, but we aren't really sure- so we just call him our Texas Special- which is the very best kind of dog. Axel is a little less than a year old, weighs 45 pounds and is being fostered in Houston, Texas with kids and other dogs and can be transported to his new family in the Pacific Northwest or East Coast.

In the home, he is energetic and playful, enjoying running around and playing with toys. He's also quite vocal, using his big bark to express himself. He is an independent guy who appreciates his own space but absolutely enjoys cuddling when the mood strikes.

Playing with his 2 young human foster brothers is a favorite pastime of Axels. He would do great in a family with children who have been taught proper boundaries (all dogs need this).

Axel is high-energy and loves to play with other dogs, especially roughhousing and chasing. He is currently being fostered with three male dogs (40, 55 and 80 pounds) and two 50 pound females. He is a little too interested in cats to be in a home with them. In play groups, he tends to have a favorite dog and prefers one-on-one play rather than big group activities. He definitely needs a house with a yard to run around in.

Car rides? Yes, please! Axel rides great in the car and would love to go with you to run errands, grab coffee, or a late night snack.

Adventures?? Axel wears a harness and is good on the leash. His foster family recently took him camping and he had the best time swimming and hiking! Axel passes other dogs on leash in public with ease. He may need encouragement in new public environments.

Axel knows how to sit and is super food motivated which will help with his continued training.

Crate Trained? YES

Potty Trained? YES

If this adventurous boy sounds like he belongs in your life, apply below so his adoption coordinator can reach out to you and see if you are a match!

Application link:

Please email with any questions.

Available for adoption to anywhere in the US. We transport near or into NV, MT, CO,UT, ID, OR, WA, Canada, and now the East Coast! Our PNW dogs are brought to you in style by a beautiful USDA licensed semi-truck, equipped with air conditioning for comfort, two drivers, and 2 onboard attendants providing 24 hour care. Our East Coast route will travel in a private, air conditioned 3LP-run van or bus transport. Pick up day is unforgettable! You will get to follow along on their journey through a private FB Event page, where you will see photos, have the opportunity to connect with other adopters, and receive updates and constant communication along the way. We can help to find the closest transport pick up location to you!

The adoption fee is $825 and includes all vetting per our veterinarian: DAPP (2 to 4 depending on age and time in the program), Bordetella, Rabies vaccine, multiple broad spectrum deworming treatments, spay/neuter surgery, flea prevention, 2-6 months of heartworm preventative according to age, heartworm testing and heartworm treatment if applicable, extended medical such as dentals, eye surgeries, and orthopedic surgeries prior to adoption when suggested by our partner vets, a microchip with free lifetime registration, a high quality nylon Martingale collar for dogs over 4 months old, a health certificate deeming the pup healthy for travel, cost of transport*, and many priceless years of love and loyal companionship!

*WE ARE TOLD THAT WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND MEDICALLY. This is the feedback we tend to get, although we cannot guarantee perfect health.
*To fully vet a dog in the PNW at many vets it would be upwards of $1,800 just to fix, vaccinate, chip, etc. The adoption fees charged by our rescue do not cover our expenses medically for each animal, but we offset costs with donations. Your adoption fee is considered a donation towards actual costs.

Why adopt from Three Little Pitties?

The stray and animal overpopulation in the Greater Houston area is the highest in the nation. Statistics show that there are over 1 million homeless animals in this region alone. Three Little Pitties Rescue is a nonprofit dog and cat rescue that partners with the community to make a difference. Our mission is to reduce the homeless pet population through community outreach, free spay and neuter services, and saving all breeds of dogs and cats from the streets or animal shelters that oftentimes have no other option but to euthanize animals for space. This dog you've found online is lucky to be in our program, and even luckier to have you notice it!

Three Little Pitties wants to set you and your new pet up for success! We know our dogs and we work hard to prepare them socially for adoption. We are a network of dedicated people who are heavily invested in seeing our animals thrive. From the moment they are accepted into our program, our Intake, Behavior & Medical teams prepare them for adoption by properly vetting, behaviorally assessing, and providing customized plans depending on the dogs needs. We provide weekly socialization programs for our dogs through playgroups and group leash training classes available to all dogs in our adoption program, and Doggy Sleepover, Doggy Day Out, and Ambassador programs for our boarding dogs. There is a professional dog trainer on staff to provide support for our fosters and dogs, and an off-site dog trainer for dogs that need more extensive behavior modification. This helps us learn deeply about every dog, prepare them for adoption, and ultimately match them with loving families. We seek to adopt to families who understand that these are rescue dogs and will require continued training efforts, but will be well on their way to being the best dogs that they can be!

It doesn't stop there! Our adopters also receive these special perks:

30 day trial of pet insurance with Trupanion (must register within 24 hours of first vet appt.)
A free private online dog training session with GoodPup plus low pricing for future sessions (approx $25 weekly for an 8 week course of one session per week)
One free bonus toy in every BarkBox when signing up for their Super Chewer subscription plan
70% off of your first order of Fetch, a PNW based, organic fresh dog food loaf meal subscription plan
Coupons for a fun visit to Petco
Access to our exclusive FB Adopters page, where you can network for play dates, resources, and connect with other adopters that share their passion for their adopted pup!

We celebrated our 5 year anniversary this year! Through the combined efforts of all of our hardworking staff and volunteers, we have placed over 12,000 very lucky dogs and cats into amazing homes! By adopting from us, you save TWO lives! The pet you adopt, and you create an opportunity for another animal to be saved in that spot. Together, we can be heroes.

Follow our rescue journey through the links below!

*Due to the rising cost of fuel and transportation expenses, there will be an additional $74 surcharge for transport.

DISCLAIMER- Breed type is determined based on general appearance and behavioral characteristics, and cannot be guaranteed unless DNA test results or AKC registration were provided at intake.
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Axel - the Adventurous Family Dog!

  • Weimaraner
  • Young
  • Male