I am up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
**Wayne is currently being fostered in Houston. He is available for out-of-state adoption to the perfect family. His out-of-state fee is $450 which includes flight and a kennel. Because he is too young to be neutered, his family will sign an agreement to have him altered as soon as the vet deems him old enough. Alternation is non-negotiable. Because the flights and care of the dogs are so expensive, the adoption fee is non-negotiable.**
Wayne and his brother Wayne were picked up by animal control in one of the worst situations imaginable. As the animal control officer was out on their route, they saw movement in a white trash bag on the side of the road. Their keen observation led them to find two little skinny, hairless puppies in the bag with bungee cords around their neck. Someone had literally thrown them out like garbage. When one of our amazing fosters was at the shelter picking up another dog, she heard about their story and we knew at once, we had to bring these little scraggly babies into the safety of our rescue. They had a non-contagious skin infection caused by lack of nutrition and care and were full of parasites. But… they were HAPPY! They have no fear or sadness from what happened to them, only puppy love to bestow upon anyone who is willing to take it!
We believe Wayne to be a 12-week old Border Collie / Lab Mix. He has overcome his skin condition amazingly fast and is growing into a healthy big boy. Wayne should have no residual effects of the trauma from his early life and his skin condition will not return with proper care and nutrition. Wayne is currently about 12 pounds and we anticipate him being in the 50-60 pound range full grown. His fur is growing in on the medium/long side, so we believe he will have fur like a Collie when he grows up.
Wayne has been very well socialized and is currently living in a foster home with other dogs that range from 8 pounds to 80 pounds. Wayne is still VERY much a puppy and his new family needs to understand that there will be a lot of work involved in his development. He is not house or kennel trained yet, but he is learning. As he still has puppy teeth, he will also chew on things he is not supposed to, so we are seeking a family that will work with him on positive reinforcement. Wayne is a mix of two active breeds, so he should be adopted by a family who has the time and energy to ensure he gets plenty of exercise and socialization…he is not going to be a couch potato dog! He really loves playing in water and will make an excellent adventure partner for the perfect family.
Wayne has received vet care appropriate to his age (two sets of vaccinations and deworming). His adoptive family will be responsible for his third and final puppy booster shot and for the expenses related to his neuter once the vet deems him old enough. The adoptive family will sign a contract acknowledging that he will be neutered once of age (this is not negotiable).
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 Wayne or the process of adopting long-distance, please email us at email@example.com