I'm being cared for by: Cleveland Ohio Dog Advocates CODA
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Facts about HOUSTON
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
; Male 4 year old Deaf Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy<br> Kill Shelter Rescue- Longview TX Shelter<br> Intake Date: 2.7.2010</p> <p>*WE WILL BE ADDING UPDATED PHOTO'S OF HOUSTON SOON SO CHECK BACK*<br> <br> Houston was rescued from a very high kill shelter in Texas where he was scheduled for euthanasia.</p> <p>Thanks to a local area rescue person Darcelle in Longview Texas, Houston was pulled from the shelter to save his life<br> Houston was then moved to our Houston Texas foster home for a two day stay awaiting his flight to Cleveland Ohio<br> Houston had fun while hanging out in Houston Texas<br> <br>
Houston caught a ride to the airport thanks to Carrie our Houston TX foster mom<br> who wasn't so anxious to let him go since he was such a good puppy during his two day stay there<br> Upon arrival in Cleveland after a nice long nap on the flight<br> Houston was in a bit of culture shock to find this funny white stuff all over the place when he stepped out <br> of the airport cargo area<br> Special thanks to Sue in TX and Continental Quick Pack for a discounted price for Houstons flight to Cleveland<br>
<p><br> Houston is up to date on all his vaccinations including his rabies vaccine<br> Houston will be neutered as soon as he's had time to settle in here in Cleveland<br> Houston is a wonderful puppy with a very sweet and playful temperment<br> Houston has not had ANY potty accidents indoors since arriving and will whine if he's in his crate<br> and needs to go potty<br> Houston entertains himself nicely when crated by playing with his chew toys or bones<br> Houston is starting to learn some sign language commands <br> We are currently working on " look at me" and " sit"<br> Houston seemed a bit confused the first two days here but now that he's settling in he is becoming a very happy<br> and playful and loving puppy.<br> Houston is very quiet for a deaf puppy and we've only heard him bark once since his arrival<br> when silly Kashi was doing a play stance in front of him egging Houston on to play with her<br>
<p>Now that Houston has had a few days to adjust to the temperature differences between Houston TX <br> and Cleveland Ohio he is thoroughly enjoying the snow and loves going outside to play in the snow<br> <img src='HoustonSnowPup3.jpg' width='460' height='350'> <br> <br> SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR C.O.D.A. BOARD MEMBER JON DRAKE<br> AND HIS CO- WORKERS AT UNIVERSAL AMERICAN FOR HELPING TO RAISE<br> THE FUNDING NECESSARY TO FLY HOUSTON PUPPY TO CLEVELAND OHIO<br> <font size='5'>Special thanks to 9-year old Dominic Rigdon of Lima</font><br> <font size='5'>for emptying his piggy bank and collecting change to help us raise the last of the funds needed for</font><br> <font size='5'>"Houston's" flight from Houston!” </font><br> <br>
Houston sends his love to Dominic and would love to have Dominic visit Houston next time he's in Cleveland Ohio<br> Houston puppy's life was saved because of wonderful people on different ends of the country<br> all working together to help this one very special puppy have a second chance at life<br> We thank you all!<br> Houston puppy is SO worth it!<br> <br> We will post updates on Houston's progress soon so check back often!<br> <br> HOUSTON'S PUPPY VACCINATION, RABIES AND HEALTH CERTIFICATE COST PAID BY RESCUE IN TEXAS<br> HOUSTON'S FLIGHT COST= $119.00<br> AIRLINE CRATE TO FLY IN COST =$59.00<br> FIRST VET EXAM IN CLEVELAND COST= $33.00<br> HOUSTON'S NEUTER SURGERY COST=$167.00<br> TOTAL COST OF SAVING HOUSTON AND PREPARING HIM FOR ADOPTION<br> $378.00<br> </p> <p>HOUSTON WAS NEUTERED ON 2/21/2010 AT GATEWAY ANIMAL CLINIC-CLEVELAND OHIO</p> <p>Houston is doing well post surgery and is feeling fine<br> Houston is doing marvelously on his training and still has never had any accidents indoors since arriving<br> Houston has mastered walking up and down the stairs to get outside to play and potty<br> Houston is a very happy, energetic and playful puppy who is very food motivated which is a big help in teaching him sign commands<br> <br> 3.11.10<br> Houston was examined by an optholmogist today and was diagnosed with some problems in his right eye<br> He may need to have entroprian surgery and as he grows if his eye condition worsens<br> It's hard at this point to determine what his condition will be at full adulthood as he is so young and still growing<br> Houston's right eye is not reacting properly and he most likely has little vision in that eye<br> His Left eye is fine <br> </p> <p>It as also determined that Houston has " some" hearing as he appears to be able to hear<br> very loud or high pitched sounds.<br> <br> <br> <br> WON'T YOU PLEASE HELP US HELP HOUSTON?<br> UNTIL A LOVING PERMANENT HOME CAN BE FOUND FOR HIM?<br> <br> <a href='http://www.igive.com/html/refer.cfm?causeid=36821'><img src='http://www.igive.com/causetoolbox/assets/images/puppy1_117x124.gif' height='124' width='117' alt='iGive.com' border='0'></a><br> </p> <p><br>
<p></p> <p><b><font size='4'> </font></b> <p><br> </p> <p>If you can help us to defray the costs of saving Houston and helping with his medical bills<br> please click on the button below:<br> </p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p>If you are interested in giving Houston a loving home please fill out an adoption application <br> We are seeking a home with a secure fenced in play area for Houston<br> Home with previous experienced raising a canine from a young puppy into their senior years is required<br> Excellent Veterinary References will be required to adopt Houston<br> An " In home Visit" is required to adopt any of our adoptable animals<br> Houston would love being a part of a family who has a mature " mother figure" personality dog<br> although he gets along fine with any other well manner dogs and is fine with cats also<br> We are seeking a home for Houston that can adequately provide for any future<br> veterinary care that may be required in monitoring his right eye as he grows<br> Deaf Dog Experienced home preferred but not required<br> <br> HOUSTON'S ADOPTION FEE IS $300.00<br> <br> UPDATE 7/22/10<br> Houston has moved to a deaf dog experienced foster home in Parma Ohio<br> and is doing very well and learning many new signs <br> Houston is the spoiled only pet in his foster home<br> <font color='#FF0000'><b><font size='5'><br> </font></b></font>UPDATE 10/23/10</p> <p>Houston was moved from his temporary foster home in Parma Ohio back to C.O.D.A<br> because his foster parents are going through a divorce and the stress in the foster home<br> was not condusive to a " happy life" for our darling Houston</p> <p>So Houston is back here at C.O.D.A's main foster facility and doing well<br> Houston is housebroken, plays well by himself or with the other dogs<br> Houston is a very quiet and well behaved dog and is fine with cats and kittens</p> <p>Houston is perfectly crate trained and does not stress out when crated<br> Houston walks very nicely on a leash<br> Houston knows quite a few signs including, SIT and GIVE ME PAW<br> Houston does the cutest " high five" when giving paw<br> <font color='#FF0000'><b></b></font><img src='71726_1560392983976_1659842222_1346659_7488181_n.jpg' width='475' height='369'><br> Houston meeting new dog Helen and playing in the CODA Dog Park with Helen
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