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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Billie and his sister found themselves, as so many of our rescues do, running the streets of Houston with no family to care for them. As they were scavenging for food one morning, they inadvertently hit the jackpot and were eating from a dumpster outside of the office buildings of one of our amazing volunteers. While we didn’t really have a plan for them, we knew they would not survive on their own on the streets much longer as they would either be hit by a car, fall in to the wrong hands, or end up at a high kill shelter. While they weren’t excited for the first two, very necessary, scrubs in the tub, they love being house dogs versus street dogs and are such sweet little babies.
Our vet’s best guess is that Billie is a Lab / American Bulldog and/or Australian Cattle Dog mix who is about 7-8 months old. He is currently about 35 pounds and we anticipate he will be a healthy 55-60 pounds once he is done growing. He is still in that odd leggy stage, but we think he will start filling out nicely very soon. He is working hard on his house manners and is doing very well on his potty and kennel training. Billie will make a great running or hiking buddy and his ideal family is one that will want her to be a part of all of their grand adventures (and also let him snuggle them while they watch TV)! Billie is a med-high energy dog, meaning his ideal family would be one that can ensure plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. His perfect family will also understand that while a bit older, he is still young in his knowledge of being in a home having spent most of his young life on the street. While he is doing really well in the house, it is possible he may have small accidents while he is learning to trust his new environment.
Billie is very social with other dogs and plays very nicely with his foster siblings, who range from a 10- week old puppy through a 50 pound German Shepherd. He loves to run and to play in water – he also really loves a good mud puddle! But don’t worry, he is excellent in the tub and easy to clean up after a good play session. Despite being on the streets before he came to us, he has shown no signs of food aggression and happily shares toys and coveted sticks with his foster buddies. He loves a good chew toy (definitely the lab in him!) and is learning how to play with fun toys like Jolly Balls and to chase the tennis ball. Billie would make a great addition to a family that already has other pets but would also be great as a bachelor dog!
Billie has been fully vetted (vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, and microchipped), he is heartworm negative, and has no known health issues.
The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application. This can be done through our website at www.reggiesfriends.org – if you hover over the “adoptables” tab, the link to the application will appear.
If you have any questions about Billie, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org