I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Mesa is absolutely a rare find for any family. He's a gorgeous Bearded Collie/Schnauzer(?)mix - (this is the breed ID made by the vets in Texas - we just really aren't sure but these breeds seem the closest). He has the most striking chocolate/golden markings and the bluest eyes that remind us of the ocean. He is just simply beautiful...both inside and out.
Sweet Mesa was found wandering the streets of Houston where he was subject to fleas and filth that is the plight of a homeless dog during the summer in Texas. It's clear that he had an allergy to the insects and dirt and developed severe dermatitis. A skin scrape was taken to be certain that Mesa wasn't contagious. We couldn't be happier than when we found that Mesa's skin scrape was negative and he just needed clean, flea-free conditions and medication. While sad to look at, Mesa's skin will heal and we're told his hair will grow into a beautiful coat if he has the gift of excellent nutrition, grooming and a responsible home.
Mesa is a fairly quiet puppy (after he's had exercise and play time) and at about 9 - 12 months old is very much a blank slate waiting for positive direction and leadership to understand that the world around him is a safe place. He has already learned to love his relationships with kind humans and canines and is on his way to discovering that the world can be a great place. He's careful, yet open to relationships with everyone he meets...of every age group, including other dogs. When comfortable, Mesa loves to play and is very puppyish when he does so. He could not be happier, however, than in the time he spends with the people who love him. Mesa would be overjoyed with long hikes - as a puppy he requires exercise and socialization to become the greatest adult dog he can be. A trail or a path is a great opportunity for making friends and fun for a young dog. At day's end, we can see Mesa's snuggling on the couch after hours of of exercise and adventure. We can learn a great deal from a positive spirit like Mesa...we learn to forgive those who were unkind or harsh and move on with a great attitude and a joy for life. Mesa is just a curious puppy at under a year old and weighs 48 lbs of sweet love and devotion. His cotton-soft coat makes Mesa resemble a fuzzy and snuggly teddy-bear. Farfel's has been incredibly impressed by the love that shines forth from this medium-sized boy and feels that he deserves the most devoted and involved (both with time and energy) dog guardians we can gift to him.
Mesa appears to be a non-shedding...or very lightly shedding guy once he grows a healthy coat in. While Mesa will have soft, flowing hair, he isn't suggested for those with severe allergy concerns.
Mesa will be transported to Denver on 9/26. Applications are currently being accepted and can be found at http://farfelsrescue.com/adoption/. If interested in this exceptional companion, please fill out and return to email@example.com.