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Negrita Black Labrador Retriever & Australian Shepherd Mix Beaverton, OR

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children, other animals. Chickens.
Adoption fee

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Meet Negrita

Meet Rita (short for Negrita)!

Rita was living as a street dog in Mexico. She was hit by a car that fractured her spine when she was about one year old. At that time, she was completely paralyzed and dragging herself around on the streets (see pic). Luckily, a kind person rescued her from a life on the streets. She was extremely thin and fearful. The woman knew there was very little chance of finding her a home in Mexico so she searched for a rescue in the US to take her. That’s where we stepped in.

Rita was extremely underweight when she arrived in Oregon. Her hind legs were very atrophied. We started physical therapy and within the first month, she gained weight and was able to get up on her rear legs and walk. She can’t feel her feet, and she walks with them rolled over, but she can walk, and she wants to walk, even though it’s not normal walking. She was eventually even able to run in the grass. So awesome!!

Rita doesn’t have complete bladder or bowel control, but she doesn’t wear a diaper. She needs to be expressed 3-4 times a day to go potty. She needs someone who is committed to this routine. If she is routinely expressed she does not have any “accidents”.

Rita does fine with other dogs as long as they don’t jump on her. She is understandably worried about that when she meets a new dog. She loves having a calm dog companion.

Rita is sweet and loving with all people. She loves attention and greets her humans with an adorable “woo woo woo”. She is now approximately two years old.

Rita can manage one or two stairs off a porch or deck but should live in a single-story home such as ranch style. She would not be able to manage a two story home.

**Please note: Indigo Rescue only adopts is to homes within 30 miles of Beaverton, Oregon. The first part of our process is to have you complete our adoption application. This helps us make compatible matches. You can find the application on our website under the Adoption tab. We’ll get back to you from there. Thank you!

If the dog you're interested in seems compatible with your lifestyle we'll set up a time for you to meet the dog privately.
PLEASE NOTE: Indigo Rescue only adopts to homes within 30 miles of Beaverton because our volunteers deliver all of our dogs to their adoptive homes. We work very hard to create a family of our Indigo Rescue adopters because we want to be close enough to help in case there are any problems. We want everyone to be happy and successful!

**ALL of our dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and rabbits come vaccined to their age, spayed/neutered and microchipped.

Thank you for your interest in adopting and saving a life.

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