• Animal ID#: A303015
  • Dog Name: Balto
  • Dog Sex: Male
  • Approximate Age: 4 years
  • This boy has a very gentle and soft side to him that is super endearing! He is apprehensive at first with petting, but then he will gently lean into you for affection. He has a severe neck wound that’s being addressed; it hurts him and causes him to be protective of it. He’d prefer to be your only dog. In a home that will offer him plenty of TLC and a calmer environment, he will be a truly lovely companion.

Submit an application to start the online adoption counseling process or to find out more about Balto.

Meeting Dogs at the Shelter 

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested into a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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