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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.

A little bit about my history: I was a puppy of 9 months of age when I arrived in rescue at Desert Haven and that was one year ago in April 2021. That's right, you read that correctly. I have been in rescue for an entire year and now I am almost two years old so I think it's about time I join my family, don't you!? I have matured from being a pup with unbridled energy to now walking nice on the leash, paying attention to cues from the volunteers here at Desert Haven, enjoying snuggles, and showing some adult-style patience. Everyone who knows me comments about the wonderful maturity I've achieved -- against the odds! That's me, Wonderful Rita!

I have met and roomed with a variety of dogs while I've been living here at Desert Haven. I think I could live either with a dog sibling or be your only dog. I have options! As far as people go, I meet people in a friendly and happy way. I just love love love interacting with people and being taught. 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.

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 always, Rita

(Rita is 21 months old as of April 2022. Rita weighs about 50 lbs).

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