Cruz / M / 10-12 yrs / 25 lbs / Street Mix
Meet Cruz! Poor Cruz has endured so much suffering in his lifetime. In January he was found living outside his owner’s gate sick and emaciated, with maggot filled holes in his backside. A very kind lady who lived down the street could not stand to see him suffer and carried him back to her home in a blanket because he was too weak to walk.
Slowly, but surely she and her husband have lovingly nursed him back to health. He now eats well (3 meals per day) and is up to date on vaccinations. Cruz has not been neutered and due to his age, we’re awaiting the advice of the vet.
Although his foster family has fallen head over heels in love and would like to keep him, this incredible family knows there are
so many more dogs like Cruz on the streets of Jarabacoa in desperate need of help. And so, they have chosen to find Cruz a loving forever home to live out his days so that they may continue to help other street dogs.
Cruz is a sweet boy that has come a long way since his rescue, but is understandably shy and nervous of new people. And yet, despite the horrible abuse and neglect Cruz has endured, he longs to be pet and loved. He is looking for a quiet and patient family willing to work put in the work to earn his trust and affection. Cruz is good with children but would prefer a family with older kids that understand how to be gentle and give him the time he needs to warm up.
Cruz’s ideal family is one with a stay at home mom or day, and that live in a quiet suburban or country neighborhood and one that is willing to see that his golden years are filled with love and security. He would get on nicely with another friendly dog of similar temperament, but any k9 siblings must be fixed as he may react to and/or dominate an unaltered male. He is not cat tested and would prefer a cat-free home.
Cruz’s favorite past times consist of being loved by those he trusts, roaming the yard, laying in the sun and just relaxing on his dog bed. He loves to have his ears rubbed as well as under his chin/neck.
Cruz does not know many basic commands, will come when called and walks well on a leash, but we think he would do best in a quieter suburban or country neighborhood. He is crate trained and may or may not be house trained. He has been living mostly in an outdoor run in his foster’s home. His new family must be willing to help Cruz work through any potty training issues.
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