Meet Junior! He is a stunning Plott Hound Mix, with a dark brindle coat and eyes that will draw you right in. He is just over a year old and weighs in at 52 pounds. His story is one of courage, strength and triumph. Once you hear it, you’ll fall in love with this incredible boy just as we have…
Junior started life already on the streets of Dallas. He was born to a stray mom who was part of a small pack. The pack kept him as safe as they knew how, but his curiosity got the best of him at just 5 months old. He was hit by a car as he found himself in the middle of a busy street. The car just kept going, and without a loving owner to rush him to the vet, he had no choice but to continue the difficult street dog life with a double leg fracture. After nearly two weeks and many attempts, we finally got close enough to get him the care he needed.
It has now been 8 months since his capture, and what a difference!! Junior has fully recovered from his injuries, graduated from his training program and is safe with a loving foster family. He’s a little shy with new people and places, but the more love and affection he receives, the more the shyness fades away. He enjoys cuddle time on the couch, but is still learning to trust people walking directly up to him. His reaction to unknown situations is simply to move away and has never shown an ounce of aggression. Junior currently lives with two other dogs who he adores. He plays well with them and is great on group walks with a leash. They nap together as well! The ideal new family for Junior will also have other furry friends to keep him company. Junior is also great with children; his foster family has two.
As Junior spends time with his foster family, he opens up more and more. They have noticed that some of his favorite things to do are entertain himself on the trampoline, bouncing and running side to side, run around the yard, play with toys and challenge his foster sister to a good game of tug-of-war. We’re hoping Junior’s new family will be excited to continue to enjoy these activities with him, and take him on the daily walks he so looks forward to.
Because of his rough beginnings, Junior may take a little longer to adjust to his new family, but patience and understanding will be well worth it when his new family realizes what a loyal member of the family he will become. He is so appreciative of treats, and receives them so gently. Getting treats will help him trust his new people faster, too! With the right family that is active, compassionate and patient, Junior will likely settle in quickly and build up his confidence and trust. Junior doesn’t mind his crate at all, and as a matter of fact, he considers it his safe space. He is also leash- and house-trained, neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.
Junior’s ideal new life will be a happy and active environment with a furry sibling, and lots of hugs and kisses. The less car rides the better, though, because he has a tendency to get motion sickness. If you can see Junior as a perfect addition to your family, we would love to make that connection. The first step is to send an email to email@example.com, and we will connect you directly with his foster mom to set up a visit. Junior's adoption fee is $200.
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