Obi came into rescue like so many of our dogs do, abandoned with no family on the streets of Houston. He was emaciated, had burns on his belly and genitals, and was slated to be euthanized that day. We saw him on a medical rescue plea and could not get to the shelter to save him fast enough. When we got there, he perked up his ears, and we were done for!
Obi is a 2-3 year old Dane/American Staffordshire mix. He is currently around 60 pounds and is still a bit underweight for his frame. He is a happy and energetic guy would be best suited for an active family that can give him plenty of exercise and would likely be best placed in a home with a yard. Because many apartments and condos have breed restrictions, it is important to check with any property manager about being able to own his breed mix prior to applying.
Obi currently lives with other dogs and has done great with them. We think with his size, he would be best suited for bigger dogs just so he doesn’t accidently squish a little companion. He loves to play (he is a sock thief!) and to roll over (with a thud) for belly rubs – those are his favorite thing! He loves to go for a ride and to take a nice long walk. With proper conditioning, he would make a great running or hiking buddy.
Obi has met and done well with children, but with his size, we would recommend at least toddler aged kids. Obi has done a great job of acclimating in his foster home and is house and kennel trained.
Obi should be adopted by a family who understands that he will take time and patience as he acclimates into his new life. He may have accidents, chew on things he is not supposed to, and bark in his kennel. It can take dogs a few weeks to properly acclimate to their new lives, so he is seeking a family that can give him this time and work with him on becoming an even more awesome dog than he already is. Obi should be adopted by a family who plans to keep him indoors as part of a family - we do not adopt dogs into situations in which they will be left outside for extended periods of time unattended (for example, the entire work day).
Obi will be fully vetted prior to his adoption. is fully vetted (neutered, shots, microchip, heartworm tested - negative) and has no known allergy issues.
Unfortunately, because Obi was not cared for well before coming into rescue, he is heartworm positive. He has been started on a slow kill protocol and the rescue will provide the medication and direction needed to continue him on his treatment plan. He is has no symptoms or side effects, it is just something we need to continue a small amount of medication monthly.
The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application. This can be done via our website at www.reggiesfriends.org - please hover over the adoptables tab and the application will appear.
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