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Shawn, Not Your Typical Shelter Dog

Meet this African Boerboel Mastiff and see what makes her special.

Every once in a while the Agoura shelter gets an unusual breed, and Shawn fits this classification. She is a 6-year-old African Boerboel Mastiff.

She is a big, strong and intelligent working dog and is most impressive to look at. She is very playful, affectionate and sweet, well trained and demonstrates a great attitude. She also is very gentle and probably good with children she knows.

This breed has a unique combination of roughness and gentleness that can make them good family pets when they are treated properly. Generally, they are affectionate, playful, loyal, loving and confident with their families. However, this is a dominant breed. Boerboels have strong watch and guard dog instincts and are fearless and extremely protective of their people.

Shawn is probably okay with other dogs, cats and other non-canine pets but requires a knowledgeable owner. With the right human she should make a wonderful pet and companion.

To choose Shawn, request ID A4090586. The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit the .

Helen Hartel July 10, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Shawn has been adopted.
Susan Pascal July 10, 2012 at 05:38 PM
That is great news, Helen!
Jane Bellomy July 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Such a good end to Shawn's story - I hope her new family is knowledgeable about Shawn's breed and able to be her final forever home!
Helen Hartel July 10, 2012 at 11:39 PM
The feedback that I have gotten from the shelter volunteers is that they are experienced with the breed. Thanks for always caring about the shelter pets.

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