Ranger is one beautiful little man. He is very happy and full of boundless puppy energy. The only thing he likes more than running and playing with other dogs is being petted and loved on.
Unfortunately, Ranger was not kept on heartworm preventative before he was rescued, and he has tested heartworm positive. He started heartworm treatment in late August, and he will need to be kept relatively inactive (crated most of the time, on leash for calm trips outside to relieve himself) through mid to late October. Once he has completed his treatment, he will be out of danger and ready to get on with his life.
Ranger is active and needs an equally active family to help him burn off all his extra energy. He is very athletic, and we feel he could be a good candidate for agility or another dog sport.
He needs to be watched closely for traits common to puppies, like chewing inappropriate things or getting into mischief. He loves toys, and we have found that Bully sticks and calf hooves satisfy his need to chew.
Ranger does well with his potty training when kept on a schedule. He also is doing very well with leash training and canít wait to get back to going for walks, which he loves. He is crate-trained, and his crate is where he spends the night, but he loves it when he can get on the bed with his humans and the puppies in his foster home. Ranger wants us to let you know he would immediately accept an invitation to share your bed at night (hintÖhint).
He is on the submissive side and prefers the company of other small dogs; he has not been comfortable with larger dogs.
Ranger is fully vetted, micro-chipped, and neutered. He is approximately 18 months old and weighs 21 pounds.
As foster parents, we canít imagine how anyone could ever have let him go; it is definitely going to be hard on us. We know that if you are lucky enough to adopt Ranger, you will have a loving and true companion for life.
If you have a big heart, lots of energy, and some extra room in your bed, Ranger could be the guy to melt your heart. He sure has melted ours.
Ranger is located in Houston, TX.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Connie Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.
November 25, 2013
Ranger has been Adopted!
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