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Mastiff / Mixed  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Large

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About Harper

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: $325
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Brindle
  • Color: Brindle
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Current Size: 80 Pounds
  • Current Age: 5 Years 10 Months (born on 7/31/2018)
  • Location: Lincoln University PA 19352
  • Fence Required: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Grooming Needs: Low


Meet  HarperHarper  is a gorgeous 5 year old brindle mastiff who weighs in at 120 pounds. She is smart and eager to please her humans. Want to be greeted like a rock star every time you enter the house, whether you’ve been gone for 5 minutes or 5 hours?  Want a warm furry body next to you night or day?  A built in alarm system?  Harper  is your girl!


Likes:   Harper  loves to be where her people are. She will gladly snooze at your feet if you are working or cuddle beside you while watching a movie. She would prefer to sleep next to you at night (with her head on your pillow if you’ll let her). She loves her chewies and her toys and exploring outside.

Dislikes:  Harper  is not a fan of being left alone. If your household is empty for long periods every day than  Harper  is not the girl for you. She does not love GETTING into the car but once in there she enjoys sticking her nose out the window and smelling all the smells. 

Personality:     Harper  is a little reserved at first and takes her time getting to know someone new, but once you’re “in” you’re in and she will gladly cuddle next to you on the couch with her head in your lap. She is protective of her home and people and will let you know if there is someone outside, but once you let her the know the person is “OK” she stops barking. She does try to swipe a sandwich or 2 on occasion if it is left unattended but will stop if caught in the act!

Temperament:   She is mostly very calm but has been known to get a case of the zoomies especially when she is happy or excited. She is a total lovebug however she does not respect personal space and will wedge herself next to you on a chair at any opportunity.

Energy level:   Moderate energy – She is happy to snooze and chew on a chewie but will happily take a walk or romp around the backyard.

Favorite activities :  Being with her people, cuddling, chewing a bully stick, hanging with her furry foster siblings.

Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?:    Harper  currently lives with an 185 pound female Mastiff and a 50 pound male Cattle dog and gets along well with both but will need a  slow introduction . Both dogs she lives with are fairly submissive and that dynamic works for her. She is closer with the other female and will cuddle up next to her to sleep on occasion.  She is not recommended with small dogs and is untested with cats. She will not be adopted to a family with small children. She would be OK with older children who can be respectful, but would not do well in a house where there is lot of activity and new people coming and going.  

Not good with:   Small children, small dogs and strangers (at first)

Housetrained:   Yes! 

Crate trained:   She is not crate trained but has not been destructive   when allowed to free roam

Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)?   Yes, she will require a fenced yard.

Walks well on a leash?   Yes.

Challenges:   Harpers biggest challenges are her separation anxiety and her tendency to be overprotective of her home.  Harper  will only be adopted to a home with another dog so she does not have to be alone if her people are away.

Any Medical issues?   No,  Harper  is a healthy 5 year old.

What would be the best kind of home?   Harper  will do well in a fairly quiet home with another dog to keep her company. She needs a family where someone is home the majority of the time and is happy to have a constant cuddle buddy.

Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy:

Please know that 100% of our fees and donations pay for the costs of rescuing dogs. These include, but are not limited to: pull fees from shelters, veterinary examinations, vaccinations, medications and care, microchips, neuter/spay surgeries, heartworm treatments, behavior evaluations, and foster care, as needed.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact mastiffstomutts@gmail.com

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

More about Harper

Good with Some Dogs (No small dogs), Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Playful, Affectionate, Needs a companion animal, Not good with small dogs

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