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My name is HOUSTON!

Australian Shepherd Dog for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - HOUSTON
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Cleveland Ohio Dog Advocates CODA

Facts about HOUSTON

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 3140196
; 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>
 
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    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 &quot; look at me&quot; and &quot; sit&quot;<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>
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    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'>&quot;Houston's&quot; flight from Houston!&#148; </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>
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  <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 &quot; some&quot; hearing as he appears
    to be able to hear<br>
    very loud or high pitched sounds.<br>
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    WON'T YOU PLEASE HELP US HELP HOUSTON?<br>
    UNTIL A LOVING PERMANENT HOME CAN BE FOUND FOR HIM?<br>
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  <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>
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  <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 &quot; In home Visit&quot; is required to adopt any of our adoptable animals<br>
    Houston would love being a part of a family who has a mature &quot; mother
    figure&quot; 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>
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    HOUSTON'S ADOPTION FEE IS $300.00<br>
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    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 &quot; happy life&quot; 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 &quot; high five&quot; 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

About Cleveland Ohio Dog Advocates CODA

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a special needs animal rescue.
We rescue dogs born congentially deaf or blind and with other special needs.

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Dog are viewed by appointment only after your adoption application has been reviewed.
We have Special Needs Dogs available for adoption

Our Adoption Process...

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1)WE REQUIRE AN IN HOME INSPECTION TO BECOME PRE-APPROVED FOR ADOPTION.
2)WE REQUIRE THAT YOU FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION TO START THE ADOPTION PROCESS
3) WE REQUIRE A SIGNED ADOPTION CONTRACT BY AN ADULT OVER AGE 21

CATS ADOPTION FEES ARE $100
DOG ADOPTION FEES RANGE BETWEEN $150-$300
all animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption and up to date on their vaccinations