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3-year-old Shar Pei Available for Adoption at the Medfield Animal Shelter

Elwood came in with his best friend Jake, another Shar Pei who has already been adopted. The dogs were not well cared for by their former owner who left them locked in crates in front of the house in crates so they would bark when strangers approached. This owner is now in jail for other offenses, and Elwood is ready to move on to a new life. Elwood has the classic Shar Pei look with many wrinkles on his face and back and a curly tail. Though originally bred to be protection dogs for hundreds of years in their native China, they have been here in the United States for many years  and have been popular dogs due to their loyalty and playful spirit and low exercise requirements.Elwood is 3-years-old and has not had a very happy life thus far, but we are determined to turn that around for him. He arrived shy and fearful of strangers, and protective of Jake but after just one week of gentle care and kindness, he is a silly, playful, happy young dog who now loves to give sloppy kisses and race around the backyard with toys. Elwood would love to be in a home with either adults or children over 14 who understand dog language and would continue with either a private trainer or group class to bring him to his full potential. He weighs 43 pounds and he is pretty easy to walk on a leash.  One of our volunteer trainers has been working with him and he has been very responsive.
If you are interested in adopting a dog, please fill out the dog adoption application on this page of our website: www.medfieldshelter.com/dog_applications/new

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