found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
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DOB: December 2014
Breed/Weight/Coloring: Halo is all black and weighs about 55 lbs. The vet has suggested he is pug/pit/lab. He has a curly tail, a robust pitty/lab body, and his face closely resembles a pug with the squishy face, large eyes, and floppy jowels. He has little to no shedding.
Rescue History: Halo was purchased by a family when he was a puppy. The backyard breeder told the family he was a purebred pug and wouldnt exceed more than 20lbs. The family took him home to their apartment and watched him grow...and grow...and grow to be a large dog. As much as they loved Halo, sadly they could not have a large dog in a little apartment so when Halo turned 1 years old they gave him up to a rescue. He is now in a foster home waiting to find that perfect family to call his own!
Personality: Halo is a gentleman! He is just over 1 year old so still has that puppy mentality of wanting to play all the time. He lives in a foster home with 2 senior pugs, 2 children, and 2 cats and has gotten along with everyone beautifully. Halo cant wait for the kids to get up so he can play a fun game of chase, tug of war, play wrestle, or just lay next to them. He is just one of the kids in his foster house. His favorite thing to do is steal your sock or grab a toy out of the toy box and have you chase him all around the house. He LOVES to play keep away! Sometimes the little stinker will literally pull your sock right off your foot in hopes that you chase him around the house trying to get it back. Cute, but oh so naughty :)! Halo also loves to play 'tug of war' with his stuffed animals and whatever human is around. He enjoys rough-housing with his foster dad but knows just how rough or gentle he needs to be with his human - he's so amazing that he will soften it up completely when playing with the 5 year old and take it up a notch when playing with a grown man. Smart guy! Halo adheres to commands impeccably - he knows "go to your crate", "go to your bed", "leave it", "off", "sit", "stay", and "paw" like a pro. He responds to a hand signal for 'sit' like magic. Halo came to his foster completely housebroken and crate trained. He will never chew or destroy anything in the house at all, he's definitely not a chewer (thank god). He does enjoy his playtime so his foster mom plays keep away with him in the yard whenever she can. He truly loves his walks and in order for Halo to be the best boy he can be, no matter how big the yard, he does enjoy his 2 walks a day. His foster mom gives him one about 9am and then again at 5pm. In between those he just chills in his crate or sunbathes in the yard. Halo is a follower, meaning he follows his foster mom from room to room. Many times he will literally lay on her feet while she works at the computer or does dishes. He also loves to lay at her feet while she watches TV or snooze in whatever room she is in. At night he puts himself to sleep in his crate and wont wake up until the morning. Halo is definitely a great 'alerter' if anyone is at the door...he does bark at guests until he knows they are safe (he wont bark at all if he already knows the visitor). Overall, this is one highly adoptable boy who will make an excellent family pet!
Medical: Halo has zero medical issues and his neutered, microchipped, and current on all vaccines.
Cats/Dogs/Kids: Halo would do well with another mild mannered large dog who also loves to play. He does not match up with a dominant dog well as he doesnt take to being bossed around easily...he will be a great partner to a nice, chill dog. He is curious what a cat is but gets bullied by the cats in his foster home and is deathly afraid of them when they hiss or swat. He is excellent with all dogs that are mild-mannered and nice - dominant, barky, and obnoxious dogs stress him out.
Would do best: Halo would do best in a home with a yard situation as he loves running around in the open space! He would love a family with kids that can play with him and keep him active, or be a playmate to an already existing family pet as long as he got the exercise and stimulation he needs.