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Rita Shar-Pei & Labrador Retriever Mix Williamsburg, NM

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn


Sweet, Affectionate, Curious, Happy, Friendly, Playful
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.

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Meet Rita

Hi! My name is Rita and I'm a fun and sweet girl dog! One of the volunteers here at Desert Haven is young-at-heart and sort of a goofy guy and guess what?! We get along famously because I am a happy girl with a penchant for play.

He throws toys for me, plays hide-and-seek with me, and romps around the yard with me. This is my kind of human! You see, I like to engage with my person in fun games, learning, and toy play. I also like to snuggle up and have petsies too. I'll snuggle in right next to you and be your Best Girl.

I am also soft as the day is long. My coat has this luxurious feel to it. It's thick and soft and you will probably want me to lay your head right down on my soft body and use me as your pillow! I will let you because I really love people and being close with you will be my favorite thing.

I have been around some very calm and chill cats and ignored them. One time I was with a pretty wild cat who was hissing and lunging at me. Oof! That was scary so I barked like crazy. I wonder if I sort of match the energy of the beings around me. A calm environment begets a calm Rita and chaos makes me feel stressed.

I have met and roomed with a variety of dogs while I've been living here at Desert Haven. I will say, I'm more into people. I coexist fine with dogs but then we get back to that chaos piece and if your dog has a high energy -- that might be too much for me. I think I could live either with a calm dog sibling or be your only dog.

As far as people go, I meet people in a friendly and happy way. I just love interacting with people and being taught and learning. Praise is the key to my heart and my learning. I do like treats but knowing I made you happy is what really makes me tick. I am ready to give my heart, my whole heart, to my family. My heart loves big and wide and when we are together our hearts will swell to the size of the sun!

As you can imagine, I am eager to find a family of my very own. Let's play! Let's snuggle! Let's love each other. Love, Rita

(Rita is two years old and weighs about 50 lbs).

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