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Khali the Terrier/Lab Mix


Dog Breed: Unknown

Khali's mom says: I am Canadian, and in Toronto, Canada, it's very difficult to adopt dogs as there aren't very many dogs to adopt and you have to wait on a waiting list. So when I began planning a move to San Diego, I also began planning to get a dog. Only a week after relocating, I began my hunt. I wanted to adopt a "teenage" dog with lots of energy. I went to many shelters, taking my time, with no breed or type of dog in mind. In November I went into the Central SPCA and looked around. There he was -- calm and waiting in his cage. I immediately asked to visit with him. When I told the man at the desk that I'd like to take him, he said, "I have to tell you that he was returned already." Returned? The man went on to say that Khali (his name was Skeeter) had been adopted by a family that said he was too hyper and had nipped at kids and lunged at other dogs. I said, "Okay, I'll take him!" Straight for a two-hour walk we went, and then to the dog park. To this day, he has never nipped at a child and he LOVES other dogs. We are at the leash-free dog park every day. I'm an active person so he gets tons of exercise. It's a shame for the family that gave him up because he has been the most lovable, well behaved, sweet dog. But I am glad that they returned him so that I could have him all to myself! I changed his name to Khali for a few reasons. It sounds like California, but most importantly it means "free" in Hindi. After time in the shelter and being adopted and returned, he is finally free with me, because there is no way I will ever give this sweet guy up!!

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Comments (21)
puppypower Feb 14, 2007
you and Khali are both so lucky to have found each other! I know my...

anon Feb 14, 2007
He is adorable! Just looking at these pictures brings a smile to my...

DogLuvver Feb 14, 2007
Your story is so wonderful. I've heard black dogs often are...

nicole Feb 14, 2007
What a beautiful boy! I have a soft spot for shelter pups...that's...

Loizhanne Feb 14, 2007
khali is very beautiful. you will reap great rewards from him for...

roverdog8 Feb 14, 2007
Can't wait for you two to move closer to home so I can finally meet...

yujismom Feb 14, 2007
my rescue was returned once too-their loss! he's a beauty and your...

BrightRedScream Feb 14, 2007
It's not hard to adopt dogs in Canada at all - there are no waiting...

dogs-are-people-too Feb 14, 2007
Your Dog Is Awesome!! Your Story is Great!! congrats on the...

sputnik Feb 14, 2007
Oh, he's beautiful... Khali is an angel

snazz Feb 14, 2007
Looks just like my shelter boy! Everyone told us he was a lab mix,...

gina Feb 14, 2007
he is absolutely beautiful!

snuggles19973 Feb 15, 2007
WOW what a great story. I am so glad you moved here and adopted such...

sandi May 19, 2007
I'm glad that Khali finally ended up with you. Maybe thing just...

allgodscritters May 23, 2007
Khali is a beautiful boy. The first family who adopted him and...

kukie Jul 24, 2007
Khali is wonderful, what a great story too...keep on loving him and...

dogsrule Aug 11, 2007
Handsome dog. So glad you adopted him. Give him a nice big hug and...

rose56 Sep 27, 2008
Our puppy Angus is a Boston Terrier/Lab mix and looks alot like...

Amber1charlie Nov 26, 2008
My dog Amber (u can look at pictures of her on my account) looks...

Labenthusiast Aug 16, 2010
Your Dog looks exactly like my dog we got about a month ago. He has...

Labenthusiast Aug 16, 2010
Realized that that link was bad, so this one should...