WALLY, is an adoptable dog being fostered in HOUSTON, TX. He is available for out-of-state adoptions (see below for more information on out-of-state adoptions).
WALLY. Are you over that puppy stage, chewing on half of your home? Are you looking for a chill, easy-going, mature and friendly guy who'll be able to fit right into your household? Do you like the confident, low-rider types? Would you like to have a calm dog, who is quite content to follow you around like a shadow, and hang out while you watch TV or work on your computer?
Don’t look further! Because I may be your guy.I like being petted, but I am not the ‘needy’ type. I am fine with a few minutes of love and affection, and then I can go right back to my bed. I also love hanging out with my family - I can help prepare dinner, do laundry or watch TV. So anything I get to do with you is great! I have a low-key, go-with-the-flow personality. We can hang out and watch a movie, I can take a nap at your feet while you work, or I can take a nap if you want to do the same. Walks are fun and a little playtime in the backyard will keep me satisfied. You know what else...I stand PERFECTLY STILL for my bath - it doesn't phase me at all! I get along with adults and older kids. I'm ok with young children, but I'm a calm kind of guy and lots of hoopla might be a little too much for me.
I will be a great dog for a family who enjoys peaceful times and leisure walks. Having a calm, polite fur-brother or sister will be ok too. I am crate trained and house trained. Once I learn the routine, I'm quite good! A perfect day for me includes sleeping at your feet, some ear and neck scratches, walk around the neighborhood, and lie leisurely around with a toy. I'm also up for a game of chase once in a while... especially if a squeaky toy is involved.
If your family would enjoy a calm dog that likes the company of humans and a moderate level of play, I'm your loyal guy. What I lack in size, I make up for in heart!
Age: 3 yrs
Weight: 35 lbs
Kids: older kids, preferred. Great with all adults.
Cats: will probably chase them
Many of our adoptions are to out-of-area adopters. The process is, for the most part, the same as it is for in-town adoptions. The adoption fee to out-of-state destinations in the U.S. is $550, which includes air transport, traveling crate, and health certificate. The adoption fee for Canadian destinations is $600 (Canadian). (Please note that there is an additional estimated $80 pick up charge in Canada). RCR takes care of all of the flight arrangements.
Because of the distance, it is not possible for you to meet the dog, in person, unless you come to Houston. We can often send videos and/or do FaceTime interviews to allow you to “meet” the dog.
Why should you consider adopting a dog from Houston?
Houston is the #2 kill city in the U.S. City and County shelters often take in a combined 200-300 animals per day. The number of homeless pets and resulting euthanasias are staggering -- the average "live release rate" from Houston area shelters is only about 35-50%. Houston is estimated to have over 1 million homeless animals. Over 100,000 are killed in Harris Co shelters every year. Red Collar Rescue volunteers work tirelessly to save as many as we can, but the Houston area is saturated with so many pets in need of a home and not enough adopters. To put it simply, we encourage out of state adoptions because it helps us save more lives. We hope that you will consider one of our many adoptable pets who are waiting for a second chance at a forever home - wherever it may be!
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