I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Tex - in Maine!'s Story...
1-4-10 Here is another update with lots of info about Tex! "When we first got him he was "all over the place", crazy bouncy, mouthy, jumpy. Lots of energy, but willing to please. We have a 4 yr old corgi mix female. They get along fine for the most part but he's much more playful than Roxie and she wants to quit much quicker than he'd like. My son has a dog about the same age as Rex, a choc lab. Whenever she visits, they (Rex & Putney) play until we tell them to stop! When we first got him I kept a leash attached at all times so I could rein him in when needed. We also used the crate whenever we were not available to watch him or if he needed quiet time. More recently we only crate him if no one is home to watch, and he's not on the leash 24/7 anymore. He's graduated from a basic obedience training class. Knows sit, lie down, wait, leave it, paw, etc. Very food/treat motivated. He rarely jumps on us anymore and just needs a reminder "sit" to get him to stop. He's really a love, wants attention. Loves chairs, beds & couches! At first we didn't allow him on the bed but he gets so calm that we started allowing it (but not when we're in it - he's a big guy!) Re exercise: he's used to being walked on leash with a gentle leader at least 3 times a day. He's completely house trained. He'll get "antsy" and will pace when he has to go out. I do not run with him but he would be a great running companion for his forever home! He's got those long legs that just want to GO. I understand the tennis ball game; our corgi mix loves it too. Hyper focused! I don't think he'd be good in a workplace. Too much energy, too curious. In our house he has gotten used to the routine so will settle in after his walk & meal. He likes our 30' tie out." 12-20-09 Another urgent foster need- Tex has been living in ahome and doing quite well but now his foster mom has hurt her back and can no longer care for him- we cant send him back to a shelter. We are desperate for someone to step up and welcome him into their home. Tex was adopted as a young puppy down south and then chained outside all day and when he became older they returned him to the kill shelter. Well now he is about a year and still looking for someone to love him and a place to call home- he has waited so long. 11-26-09 Tex is such a great dog we can't believe someone hasn't adopted him already- he is currently enrolled in obedience class and is the star of the class- he is so eager to please and has so much love to give! He is living with another dog and really enjoys that but plays at daycare very well with all other dogs. He knows sit and stay and down and doing well with learning to walk on leash without pulling. He really has fun on hikes and would be a great companion for an active family! 10-10-09 Tex has really settled down into his foster home- he loves his foster sister and they play all day!! He is such a happy go lucky guy and fine with children and other dogs and cats! He almost seems to smile. He is very eager to please and his favorite reward is affection from his people. He'd be a great agility or flyball guy! 9-15-09 Tex is doing great - his foster home has a small female dog and can keep his exercise needs met. A runner, or a family with a fenced yard, would be ideal for him.
9/1/09: From Tex's Foster Mom: First I want to say Tex is an absolute doll... definitely wants to learn some manners and he is so eager to please! His collar gave way on our walk one night and he was a free boy but I called for him and he came right back. Tex loves to jump but he is learning to stay off. He got clawed by my cat within 5 minutes of being in the house and is now well behaved around the cat. We have been taking him on long walks, and he's still super energetic so will need a home where he can get lots of exercise. Tex loves people and he loves being part of a home.
Tex is a very energetic Beagle/Foxhound mix who is eight months old. He was adopted from Animal Control at two months of age. Sadly, he was returned six months later. The family left him alone outdoors and decided they did not have time for a dog. Tex really will do well with regular exercise. He does jump, but is learning to stop. Tex is such a happy, eager-to-please dog. He enjoys going for walks and loves the dog park, where he bounds about and is learning to play fetch. He is great with people of all ages. Tex wants to play with other dogs, but can be a bit overenthusiastic at first. He would do best in a home without cats because he tries to chase them. Tex is a bright dog who should be easy to train. He will need structure and discipline and attention and should blossom into a devoted, loyal and fun family dog. He is so endearing and has such potential!