Ava available for adoption at MCHS

Mixed Breed (Medium)
51.0 lbs
11 years, 11 months
Cleared by Vet Clare

All animals receive medical care from our vet, Dr Clare Bartholomew. Animals are spay or neutered as necessary, in order to help reduce pet over population. This a full exam, vaccinations, flea and tick control and a microchip.

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Senior in age but young in spirit is our medium mixed breed, Ava! She doesn’t let her age (11 years) stop her from living life to the fullest. Ava’s favorite thing in life is water. One sniff of that beachy salt air and she is off to splash in the waves and play fetch with the bull kelp. Give her a pool and she will be in heaven. Ava hasn’t met a person she doesn’t like. She’s very gentle and sweet, especially when taking treats and meeting new people (she has the most adorable low tail wag.) She walks nicely on a leash, and would benefit from continued work on the “leave it command when she sees squirrels.

Ava was found tied up at the Fort Bragg police station and abandoned. After finding and contacting her previous owner via microchip, they were not interested in reclaiming her. We did learn that Ava lived with dogs in her previous home, but she will need a proper introduction to any future house mates. She is not compatible with cats or other small critters. Ava would thrive in a home where someone can take her on little adventures and give her the attention she deserves. At the end of the day, all she wants is to curl up next to her person for cuddles (P.S. she snores :)) Take a chance on a senior and adopt Ava!

Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years and are now considered to be man’s best friend. However, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear and there are several theories about how they came to be domesticated.

One theory is that dogs were originally domesticated by early humans for their hunting abilities. Wolves, which are the ancestors of modern dogs, were likely attracted to the camps of early humans because of the abundance of food. As the wolves became more accustomed to human presence, they may have been domesticated and trained to assist in hunting.

Another theory is that dogs were domesticated for their ability to protect early human settlements. Wolves are naturally territorial animals and may have been tamed by early humans to serve as guard dogs for their camps and homes.

There is also evidence to suggest that dogs were domesticated for their companionship. Early humans may have formed close bonds with wolves, eventually leading to the domestication of the animals.

Regardless of the exact reason for their domestication, it is clear that dogs have played a crucial role in human society for thousands of years. They have been used for a variety of purposes, including hunting, protection, and companionship. Today, dogs are kept as pets in nearly every corner of the world and are beloved by people of all ages.

In conclusion, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear, but it is likely that they were domesticated for their hunting abilities, protective nature, and companionship. Today, dogs continue to play a vital role in human society and are an important part of many people’s lives.

Coming soon: common behaviors explained.

Most of our dogs receive Diamond Naturals Dog Food (dry) and Blue Buffalo (wet).

Coming soon: Information about common vaccinations medications, treatments and conditions.