found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Gene is an Australian Shepherd X, or at least that is what we think. He came to the PUP rescue program from a high kill shelter in Texas. He and his litter mates were surrendered to the shelter because they could not afford the cost of his care. We are not quite sure about his birth date but it was about January 22, plus or minus. We think he will probably weigh about 45-55# when full grown.
Gene is well socialized with dogs and people. He hangs out with two adult dogs and one sibling and handles himself well. He socializes with young children and loves to be held and cuddled. He is learning to use newspapers but has not yet had a chance to start pottying outside.
Gene is off to a great start. The rest will be up to his adopter. The first 4 months are when puppy learns the social skills needed to be a skilled dog in dealing with other dogs and a good citizen in the human world. His adopter should be committed to getting puppy into lots of new and different human social situations, hearing vacuums, trucks, and rattling garbage cans, meeting people who are clapping, laughing, with hats, tools, bikes and skate boards. AND puppy needs many opportunities to meet and greet dogs of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. Just sharing a home with another dog is not as much doggie socializing as puppy needs. If good canine social skills are not learned and maintained during these early months, it will be very difficult to ever master them. Puppy play dates, trips to the pet store, puppy socialization classes and later, obedience classes and trips to the off leash park are ideal learning opportunities. If all this doggie time and involvement seems like a good idea, you are up for a puppy! As always, a tired dog is a good dog.
Gene has been bathed, wormed and had his first vaccinations. He will need two more routine vaccinations plus rabies vaccination at the owner’s expense. His adoption fee of $325 includes the cost of his REQUIRED neuter if it is done by the PUP vet. PUP does place dogs outside the metro area but a firm plan must be in place for his required neuter at 5-6 months. We do not ship.