My name is Sherman!

Rhodesian Ridgeback/Plott Hound Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Texas - Sherman
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Tails of Rescue Texas

Facts about Sherman

  • Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback/Plott Hound Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Sherman is being fostered in Arlington Texas but he is available in Co and Tx through Ruff Rescue in Co. He must have a house with a fenced yard ( he has never attempted to jump the fence or dig out) and at least one permanent canine companion that is passionate about play as Sherman is.

Sherman is a very social outgoing playful goofy yet gentle big Ole puppy that loves kids, men, women, dogs & cats. As of 8/24/16 he was 66 lbs and he is estimated to have been born February of 2016. He is tall and lanky. Sherman's passion is playing tug-of-war, chase and wrestling with his canine companions. He is living in a foster home with small and large dogs submissive and alpha. Sherman is friends with all of them. His best friend is a 100 lb Rott and 16 lb Schnauzer mix. Sherman enjoys getting in water. He went to a water park open to dogs and was leash less with hundreds of dogs. He got in the wave pool and he had a good ole time running around the park. He is house trained with a doggy door and he goes to his crate on command. He is working on commands and pretty much has sit down. When his foster mom is not home he is crated which totals around 8 hours Monday-Friday. When his foster mom is home Sherman has run of the house inside and in the backyard. At night he typically sleeps in his foster mom's bed right next to her.

Sherman is a typical puppy that likes to investigate by chewing on things. His foster home sets him up for success by keeping things he should not chew on up. He takes treats oh so gently.

Sherman was saved from the Lufkin Animal Shelter on 6/5/16 and transported to the Dallas Fort Worth area where he is being fostered. Sherman was found with a hunting collar on the was tracked back to a hog hunter who trades his dogs for dog food. Sherman has zero prey drive so we think his owner dumped him because he did not have the prey drive he needed to hog hunt. Sherman was named after Sherman Texas which is where the man lived that found him on highway 59 in Luvkin. The shelter was closed so the man drove him over 2 hours away to Sherman then drove him over 2 hours back to take him to the Luvkin Shelter so his family could find him. He reached out to the rescue community to help save Sherman from euthanasia due to space since his owner chose not to reclaim Sherman.

Sherman is neutered, up-to-date on his rabies, bordatella, and distemper parvo. He is heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and microchipped with HomeAgain.

If you have questions about Sherman please contact his foster mom Gayla at

Adoption application: http\://

About Tails of Rescue Texas

About Our Rescue Group...

Tails of Rescue is a rescue set up for the sole purpose of finding home for dogs & cats in need. Our group is made up of 100% volunteer foster families who open their homes to dogs in needs. The rescue pays for all the vet care while our foster families pay for all dog food & treats themselves, many spending hundreds of dollars on food a month. Our focus is to find forever homes for our current foster dogs by matching the dogs up with families that match the will & personality of each individual foster dogs. Many of our dogs have been through a great deal of misery until rescued. So placing them in the right homes is the most important thing we do besides save their lives. Rescuing & fostering has many reward, amoung the best is watching your foster dog happily leave with their new family knowing if you did not take them into your home, they would not be alive. The adoption fee reimburse us for the cost to fully vet our dogs & trips to the vet when an issue arises. Our dogs come from the euthanasia list from our local Dallas Fort Worth city and county shelters, while others are rescued while living on the street. Thank you for visiting us, we could not do this without you.

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Our Adoption Process...

1. Contact us about the dog or cat your are interested in by emailing the founder Gayla Geist at or through our contact form on our contact page.

2. The foster mom who is fostering the dog or cat you are interested in will get back with you asap.

3. If after communicated with the foster mom, you would like to meet our foster dog, this can be arranged once we contact your current or past vet for a simple vet check. We make sure you have kept your current and past pets UTD on vaccinations and dogs on heart worm preventative.

4. Fill out the adoption application which you can find in each individual pet profile. You will be contacted in response to your application.

5. Set up a meet and greet. We meet at local Petco, Petsmart, park or dog parks which include but not limited to Fort Wolf in Fort Worth and TailsNTrails Dog Park in Arlington.

6. If adoption is pursued, we have an adoption contract that will need to be filled out and signed. If at anytime the adopter can no longer care for the adopted pet, they are returned to the foster parent.

7. The adoption fee would need to be paid at that time. We accept cash and payments through multiple pay apps.