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My name is Bradley (aka Poker Card) *LOCAL*!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Black Mouth Cur Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Bradley (aka Poker Card) *LOCAL*
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Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

Facts about Bradley (aka Poker Card) *LOCAL*

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Black Mouth Cur Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8496379-15-0254

Age: 2 Years
Weight: 70 lbs (should lose 10lbs)

Location: RI
  

This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Bradley (affectionately know as "B-Rad" by his SOS family) is a loving boy who appears to be a large Shepherd/Black Mouth Cur mix who needs to lose about 10-15lbs (but don't we all?!). He's affectionate, likes to ride in cars, tolerates baths, and will swim when coaxed. A fenced-in yard would be great so he can run and play safely but it is not required; he does not seem to enjoy being outside unless you or his canine buddies are out there with him. He's house trained, crate trained and leash trained. He enjoys walks, as well as playing with other dogs in open spaces, and he particularly loves play time with toys. He has lived with older children and other dogs, but we are looking for an adult only household in which he will be the only dog. He has shown some resource guarding tendencies with other dogs and people, and he has completed a board-and-train program to reduce these tendencies. This training will need to be continued in his new home, but his issues can be well-managed by implementing consistent structure, rules and routine in the house. He's a smart boy - he knows "sit," "down," "paw," "stay," and "wait" to eat. While he already has many skills, we recommend that Bradley's new parents plan to take him to a basic training group class, as this will help them form a lasting bond, as well as learn each others' "language."   

B-Rad needs a home that is also committed to continuing to work on counter-conditioning with his food guarding, and will ensure total respect of his space when he is eating. Importantly, his new people also need to be observant of his body language and pro-active to manage situations with food and small or confined spaces with other dogs. B-Rad is currently on Prozac to reduce his general anxiety. This should be continued for at least the first three months after adoption, but may be able to be discontinued as he settles into his new home and routine. He has a tendency to hyper-bond with one person, so interactions with several folks on a regular basis will be good for him. Last but not least, his new people should continue to reinforce his basic commands and structure to continue to build his confidence and give him a sense of security and what is to be expected next.

B-Rad is a good dog - he is loving, eager to please, relatively low maintenance - he will make a fabulous companion for the right home. If you think you have the home that B-Rad is looking for, fill out a application today!

Bradley's History: Bradley was adopted as a young puppy to a RI family in 2015, but he is looking for a new home that is a better match for him. He has some resource guarding tendencies so we are looking for an adult-only household for him.

Adoption Fee: $425
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:  www.sosarl.org/aa/

**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $550 Adults - under 8 years $425 Seniors/Special Needs $200 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable. **All SOS dogs go home with a martingale collar, SOS ID tag, and an appropriate harness as part of our Smart Start Program

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application http://sosarl.org/aa/

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.