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James needs a home - Bluefield, VA

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Breed: Mixed breed

Sex: Male

Age: 3 years approx

Size: Medium

Color: Tricolor

Coat: Smooth,

Children: Not suitable for a home with children

Other Dogs: OK with dogs

Notes: James (our “fixer upper” dog) was part of a 13 dog seizure back in March of this year. All of his “siblings” have found rescue or been adopted while James still waits to find his happily ever after. James was by far the shyest of the bunch with little to no social interaction outside of his one owner and we do not believe he had ever seen outside before coming to us. James has progressed so much. Lately as he has really taken up with one of our staff members and is even learning to play with toys. He is still extremely shy when meeting new people but we can tell he desperately needs wants to trust and be loved. James has done great when meeting other dogs at the shelter. Due to his fear of being touched without him initiating it we would love to see him in a home with no small children. This is to respect his boundaries… James is only around 3 years old and weighs around 50 lbs. We know the right home is out there for this special boy. His adoption fee is sponsored.

Sponsored Adoption Fee Someone has donated the adoption fee to help find this dog a home.

This dog was still looking for a home on Aug 22nd 2023

This dog has been available for 108 days

See a video of James by clicking here

If you are interested in James, phone 276-988-5795 for an appointment to meet him at Tazewell County Animal Shelter. We are open Monday-Friday: 11am-4:30pm.

Available for adoption on this date: Jun 5th 2023

Reduced adoption fees: Dog adoptions are $25 and Cat adoptions are $15. Fee includes a voucher for spay/neuter and rabies. We accept all forms of payment.

Dogs are claimed, adopted and rescued everyday so please contact us to check that this dog is available.

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For animals that have not been spayed or neutered: adoptions are open to residents of Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, Bland and Smyth County. If an animal is already spayed or neutered then it is available to be adopted by anyone (even out of state residents). Phone to check that the dog is available and what paperwork is required from you.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its "available" day.

  • Adoptions are on a first come, first served basis.
  • Residents of Tazewell County and adjacent counties (Buchanan, Russell, Bland and Smyth County) may adopt pets from Tazewell County Animal Shelter with proper identification required.
  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.
  • Each pet is required to be vaccinated for rabies within seven days of adoption, if it is four months of age or older. Rabies vaccination is required for each pet, upon turning four months of age.
  • Every new owner of a pet adopted from Tazewell County Animal Shelter shall have the pet spayed/neutered within thirty days of the pet turning six months of age, or within thirty days if the pet is over six months of age.
  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving Virginia.
  • Return of the proper paperwork (sterilization and rabies certificates) is required within seven days of sterilization.
  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.

Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to ensure these details are accurate, the webmaster and Tazewell County Animal Shelter cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from the information displayed here.

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