RRRRUUFFF!! My name is RUGER!
I am a (about) 6 year old American Staffordshire Terrier, big bundle of pure love!
2016 was definitely MY year! I was found by Ft Bend County Animal Services back in June/July of 2016 and taken in as inmate "A00007735". I was in pretty poor shape.
I was placed in the back part of the shelter, which has little traffic, and when humans got back there, they did't pay much attention to me.
Late summer some nice ladies busted me out, and I was on my way to see a doctor, and then to a foster home. This was my second chance on life, and I told myself that I will do my very best to show my appreciation to those humans who saved me! I have overcome an ear infection, worms in my tummy, demodectic mange (so bad, I lost ALL of my hair, and my body was itching day & night!!), emaciation (I had 63lb!), worms in my heart (but not that bad!), and I lost my “crown jewels”.
This was quiet a lot for my weak body, but I endured everything with gratitude and patience.
I never meet a stranger, no matter if K-9 or human… I love them all!
I love to sleep, but also enjoy long walks and car rides. I know how to behave inside a home, use the doggy door, and enjoy social events.
I try to snuggle with my foster parents when they are on the couch or go to bed, but they insist for me to sleep in my own bed on the floor. So I wait for them to fall asleep, and then sneak onto the bed/couch.
My appetite and the ability to gain weight has increased, and I am currently (12/30) up to 76lb!
My skin has cleared up, and the first hair are coming back. (my foster mom always says I am beautiful, no matter what, but c’omon, I’m still a man!). We do not know if I ever will regain all my hair, but it is looking good.
My immune system is still a bit fragile, but increasing by the week.
I just recently have been starting feeling well enough to go out in public.
Here are some of mine adventures:
11/6 La Cocina Fundraising Event: that was my first real event. Since I am such a cool cat, I don’t have to stay in a kennel. I just sat in a chair and covered myself up when we had some rain. I really liked hanging out with the other dogs from SOCA-FBC…especially the little ones
11/22 Chuy’s Fundraising Event: a lot of people came up to me, telling me how sweet I was.
One lady filled out an application, and a week later I went to her home for a “sleepover”.
It was a great fit. I loved the little humans, and the little dog, but the landlord did not like me because of my breed, so I went back to my foster home.
12/9 Moved to my new foster home, to receive more one-on-one care. I LOVE it there!!! I have one big brother and a smaller sister, and we instantly clicked. We share doggy beds, toys, baths, and one of us always works on the humans to give us treats.
12/25 Spent Christmas at the foster-grandparents’ home, and everyone kept telling me how well behaved I was. I respected the rules (no couch, no marking, no begging) and return the humans over showered me with hugs, kisses and snacks.
12/27 I was allowed to accompany my foster parents to visit friends who have a golden beauty and little humans. Again I was told how well behaved, sweet and polite I was.
I really had a good time. I just LOVE meeting people and other dogs!
If you would like to meet me, please let my people know, so they can set it up.
My humans believe I would make a great therapy dog, as I enjoy receiving attention from strangers, and because I am overall mellow.
I would like to have a home with a big yard, but if you can walk me a view times a day, I probably could do an apartment as well.
Because of my baldness, my skin requires a bit of a different care, but nothing crazy complicated, and it should pass, once all my hear is back.
I’m not too excited to stay alone. I am working on being comfortable in a kennel, but it is still a work in progress.
I could see myself with a young, active couple who would let me be part of their life and where I could be an advocate for my breed #LickDiscrimination!
Looking forward to hear from you soon!
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