found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, purebred, and up to date with shots.
UPDATE 9/20/06: A big THANK YOU to Gerri Esber of Florida for the donation towards Rex's heartworm treatment!
UPDATE 8/31/06: Rex received his heartworm treatments last week. And weighed in at 79 pounds. He is scheduled for 2 weeks of strict crate rest and then 4 weeks of minimal activity. He has been a real trooper...he wants to play so bad but he knows that for some reason he needs to stay calm.
Rex has a great personality. He loves to sprawl out on the tile in the entranceway when we come in from walks. I think he'd stay there all day if I'd let him. He enjoys sitting outside under the tree with you and catching the night air. He absolutely loves to find sticks in the yard and toss them around and chase after them. He will chase a ball too. He loves to roll in the fresh mowed grass and will 'growl talk' the entire time doing it. Inside, he has a collection of stuffed animals that he loves to carry around. He is very gently with them. He just holds onto them while making a lot of noise.
He is very smart and has caught on to what the other dogs are doing as far as commands go. He very much wants to please so he should be very easy to completely train.
Rex hasn't been in rescue too long. He was adopted out by someone and returned so he is now with Rottilove again. When he came back he was showing severe symptoms of heartworms, which he wasn't showing when he first left. So , Rottilove has treated him for heartworms (treatment was 8/22-23/06) and we could really use donations to help cover this unexpected cost. He'll remain on restricted activity (~6 weeks) until cleared from the vet.
Rex originally came from a Jacksonville, Texas shelter where he was brought after being found running loose. His owners were successfully found and contacted, but they opted to not go and pick him up because they refused to pay the $10.00 reclaim fee. It's a shame...they lost a loyal companion. Rex has proven to be very affectionate and eager to please. He likes to lay next to you on the sofa while you're watching tv, to play tug with toys and to hunt for sticks out in the yard.
As with all Rottilove dogs, Rex is neutered, current on shots and microchipped. Someone with Rottie experience should adopt Rex. He's also going to adapt best if adopted out to a home with a female dog (he has a tendency to challenge other male dogs). It would be wise to not place him in a home with very small children or cats because he has not had exposure to them. He has shown some signs of abuse and will cower with some men when being scolded, so a gentler/calmer approach needs to be taken when reprimanding him. He's very smart and is already learning from the other dogs what certain commands mean.
Approx age: 2-3 yrs
Good with: older kids and female dogs
Adoption Fee: $200