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Facts about Kellan

  • Breed: Dogo Argentino
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

My name is Kellan!

Dogo Argentino Dog for adption in Porter, Texas - Kellan
Photo 1 - Dogo Argentino Dog for adoption in Porter, Texas - Kellan
Photo 2 - Dogo Argentino Dog for adoption in Porter, Texas - Kellan
Photo 3 - Dogo Argentino Dog for adoption in Porter, Texas - Kellan
Photo 4 - Dogo Argentino Dog for adoption in Porter, Texas - Kellan

Kellan's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Kellan's Story...
Kellan is a Dogo Argentino who is estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old. We believe she was probably used as a breeder dog and after her usefulness in this capacity was exhausted, she was either turned out onto the street or possibly even used as a bait dog, judging by her condition at the time she was rescued (see 4th photo - she had a lot of bites on her face and neck area, and a few scars still remain). The Dogo breed originated to be used as a hunting dog (for wild boars and cougars), but Kellan’s life has been such that this would not be a good fit for her (and we don't necessarily agree with that type of environment for a dog anyway!) Since her rescue, she has gained 20+ pounds (currently weighs approx 75 lbs) and will be one of those dogs for whom food will always be particularly precious. She will wait if you tell her before she eats.

She is very gentle with people and other dogs. She seems to be just fine with children, but would not be a good fit for a home with cats. Kellan has taken to alerting on squirrels in the back yard and will stand for a few minutes looking up into the trees to see if she can see any. We are fairly certain she learned this from her fosters’ other dogs. She is very smart and obedient. She already knows "SIT", "BOX" (her fosters’ word for kennel), and "OUTSIDE". She’s recently begun to learn that cute little cookie-on-the-snout trick and she should be ready to show you in a week or two!

Kellan constantly craves attention and companionship and wants nothing more than to just sit next to you and sleep. She’s very good on a leash and will come to sit at your side to signal when she is finished with her “business.” She seems particularly aware of her surroundings, but is not negatively reactive in any way. When she initially got to her foster home, she pretty much knew that the sofa was meant for her, but since her fosters do not allow this, she has conceded that a very plush and cushy blanket or pillow on the floor nearby will suffice. Don’t be surprised if you catch her eyeballing the bed, though! She will try to convince you that a snuggle with her is just what you need to get to sleep.

Kellan is house- and crate-trained, spayed & up to date on all vaccinations. She is low heartworm positive & is currently undergoing slow-kill treatment for this. If you, or someone you know, are interested in Kellan, please fill out an adoption application on our website at http://www.forgottendogs.org/adoption_application Thanks!

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About Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project

About Our Rescue Group...

We rescue in a low income area of Houston called the 5th Ward. We founded Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project November of 2011 to address what we saw as an obvious need to help the many stray dogs we were seeing in there. We set up feeding stations and network and pull as many as we can when a foster home or no-kill rescue group says they can take them in. One of our goals is education and we provide residents with vouchers that cover the complete cost of having their animals altered and vaccinated against rabies. In addition, we provide other vaccinations and worming in the field free of charge. Since November 2011 we have grown in size and have rescued over 300 dogs and a few cats from the area. We are launching a program called Habitat for Hounds through which we will donate doghouses and blankets to residents for their dogs that are kept outside. Our website is forgottendogs.org and we are a 501c3.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Stay tuned to our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ForgottenDogs5) for our upcoming events!

MIX 96.5 Pet A Palooza 2014
Sun, 3/30, 1pm-4pm
Discovery Green, Downtown Houston

Houston Pet Expo
Sat, 4/5, 10am-6pm
Reliant Arena

Natural Pawz - River Oaks
Sat, 5/10, time TBA (12ish - 4ish)
2039 West Gray
Houston, Texas 77019

3rd Annual Party for Pups
Sun, 5/18, starting at 1pm
Liberty Station
2101 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

Natural Pawz - Heights
Sat, 6/14, time TBA (12ish - 4ish)
516 19th St
Houston, Texas 77008

Natural Pawz - River Oaks
Sat, 9/13, time TBA (12ish - 4ish)
2039 West Gray
Houston, Texas 77019

Natural Pawz - Heights
Sat, 10/11, time TBA (12ish - 4ish)
516 19th St
Houston, Texas 77008

Kingwood Barkfest
Date TBA (end-Oct/early-Nov)
Kingwood Town Center

Natural Pawz - River Oaks
Sat, 11/8, time TBA (12ish - 4ish)
2039 West Gray
Houston, Texas 77019

Natural Pawz - Heights
Sat, 12/13, time TBA (12ish - 4ish)
516 19th St
Houston, Texas 77008

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fees are $150 for puppies up to 2 years old (plus an additional $75 deposit on those that are too young for spay/neuter), $125 for adult dogs ages 2-5, and $100 on adult dogs 6 years and older. We have an online application and a contract and all dogs/puppies are either spayed/neutered prior to adoption if old enough or arrangements are made to have them spayed/neutered afterwards.