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Susan Daffron, host of Take Me Home

Susan Daffron
Founder, National Association
of Pet Rescue Professionals

Dakota - A One-of-a-Kind Dog
Looking Forward to Her Independence Day

Adopt Dakota Today!


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Susan Daffron talks to Judy Price from Atlanta Pet Rescue about a three-year old Beagle-Pekingese mix named Dakota who is available for adoption. Atlanta Pet Rescue is a no-kill animal shelter in Georgia that often takes in animals from other shelters and animal control facilities.. Dakota came from a rural facility where her odds of being adopted were low, mostly because her back legs have badly formed knees, so she doesn't walk normally. It is a genetic defect, which will be repaired by a local vet. Because dogs need three legs to move around, Dakota needs two knee surgeries to fix the problem. Dakota has already had her first knee surgery and is doing well. Each surgery requires six weeks of rest so Dakota will be ready to be adopted to her forever home around the fourth of July (Dakota's Independence Day!).

At only 10 pounds, Dakota is a tiny, adorable dog with a pretty golden coat. She gets along with cats (even ones that are larger than she is). Because she was probably kept outside for most of her life, Dakota is somewhat shy around people, but she loves attention and will sit in your lap for as long as you let her. Her new owner will need to have a fenced yard and be extra careful with Dakota to make sure she isn't dropped accidentally. So a new home without small children would be ideal. Because of her special needs and size, Dakota doesn't require a tremendous amount of exercise, so if you are a die-hard couch potato this may be the perfect sweet little dog for you.

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