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My name is Lebowski!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Conroe, Texas - Lebowski
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Conroe, Texas - Lebowski
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Photo 3 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Conroe, Texas - Lebowski
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Reggie's Friends- Houston

Facts about Lebowski

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
**Lebowski is currently being fostered in Houston. His local area adoption fee is $300. He is also available for out-of-state adoption to the perfect family. His out-of-state fee is $500 which includes flight and a kennel. If the adoption out-of-state, meeting him prior to his adoption will not be possible. He is fully vetted. Because it is expensive to care for the dogs, the adoption fee is non-negotiable.**

We came across Lebowski on what would have been his last day before he was euthanized at the shelter because of lack of space. He actually caught the eye of three volunteers at different times during the day, so we felt it was fated that we figure out a plan to save this handsome man’s life. We lovingly refer to him as Mr. Fatty Fat Head and Mr. Chunky Monkey, because his head is roughly the size of a bowling ball! He is a big hunk of love who instantly lights up the room when he comes into it.

Lebowski shows the signs of a dog who lived most of his life outside prior to coming in to rescue. He has some callouses on his hind quarters and needed some adjustments to living inside! He is a very smart boy who will do pretty much anything for a treat. He is learning fast, but is still a bit of a work in progress. He is very desperate for attention, likely having not had a lot of care in his former life, so he is working to be calm and understand that he is loved. He is a bit of a jumper and can be the definition of bull in a China shop. He generally calms down quickly, but would benefit from an owner who will work with him on his calmness using positive reinforcement. Lebowski shows signs of having been hit in his former life, so it is very important that his new family is committed to positive forms of reinforcement and training. We would be happy to set his adoptive family up with one of our trainers to help everyone do the best job at making his homecoming a successful one.

Lebowski is roughly 3 years old and in the upper 60-pound range. He is very muscular, but not very graceful. Because of that, we don’t think he would be well-suited for a home with smaller children as he may unintentionally plow them down in an attempt to love them. Lebowski loves anything he can chew on, a good Elk antler is his favorite thing ever. He will be content for hours with a good bone and a snuggly blanket. Lebowski has done very well with his kennel training and will quietly sleep in his kennel when necessary. He has also done very well on his house training and will let you know when he needs to go outside.

Lebowski has been fully vetted and he has an entirely new shiny coat that has grown in and kicked out his dry and brittle fur. Unfortunately, since he was not taken care of in his former life, he is heartworm positive. He is not in any pain and does not have any damage to his heart. He has been started on a slow-kill heartworm protocol and the rescue would provide the medications that he will need in order to complete his treatment. It is not complicated, but important that his family make it a priority to give him his medication twice a month.

The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an adoption application through our website at www.reggiesfriends.org. Please hover over the adoptables tab for a link to the application. We can generally process applications within 5-7 days and would like adoptive families to be able to take custody of the dog within two weeks of the process being finalized.

If you have any questions about Lebowski or the process of adopting long-distance, please email us at adopitons@reggiesfriends.org

About Reggie's Friends- Houston

About Our Rescue Group...

Reggie's Friends was started to honor our rescued pit bull, Reggie the Deaf Pit Bull. Through his Facebook page, Reggie has reached thousands of people, helped save many animals, and advocated for foster and adoption programs. Reggie's Friends will further this mission and assist reputable animal rescue organizations fulfill their rescue missions.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

http://www.reggiesfriends.org/#!donate/c1ghi

Come Meet Our Pets...

We participate in a lot of local events during which we invite rescues to join us with their adoptable animals. We work to promote animals that have been in long-term boarding and foster situations.

Our Adoption Process...

Reggie's Friends works with a number of local rescues to help animals who have been in long-term boarding/foster situations get some much needed attention. If you are interested in one of the animals posted to our page, we will connect you with the local rescue group and assist in any way we can in coordinating the adoption process. Adoption fees range from $100-$225 (depending on age) and an adoption contract is required.