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Meet Smokie Joe (20220503-08)

Smokie Joe is so sweet! A gentle giant. He is an affectionate dog towards people. He does not do well with other dogs. We rescued him off a huge logging chain. He was on the chain from the time he was a pup and the other dogs ran free and teased him. I believe that is why he is how he is towards other dogs. His owners surrendered he and four other dogs and one cat to avoid charges. Smokie has been with us at the shelter since 28 Apr 21. Almost exactly one year. He deserves a chance at true freedom and I hope someone out there can find it in their heart to help this boy see that there really are good people out there
in the world that care and will love him Forever.
Loves toys, Carries them around the shelter all the time. Doesn’t like other dogs or cats, no small kids. He’s had a rough past and needs time to trust


Category: Arriving soon
Size Range: Extra Large (76 LBs or more)
Weight: 98 lbs.
Age Range: Adult (1 Year – 7 Years)
Age: 4 years
Sex: Male
Breed: Akita Mix
Legacy: No
Color: Tricolour
Good With Kids: Unknown
Good With Adults: Yes
Good With Dogs: Unknown
No male dogs. Possibly could do okay with a female dog.


Good With Cats: No
Housebroken: No

Could be easily.

Crate Trained: No

He tends to break out of our kennels often. Smokie would probably like to have a nice big outside space.

Energy Level: Medium
Can be handled / touched Yes
he is super strong so whoever walks him needs to be aware of this and use to handling very large dogs.


Flight Risk: Yes
Smokie is a magician in trying to escape his kennel!


Food Aggressive: Yes

Dog aggression has prevented us from testing directly.

Walks On Leash: Yes
Destructive: No
Needs a Yard: Yes
Needs a Home With a Second Dog: No

needs to be an only dog.

Can Live in Apartment: No
Special Needs: No
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
From: Kentucky

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