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.
HORTON IS LOOKING FOR A FOSTER HOME!!
In honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, we pay tribute to Horton, our pet of the month. And he reminds us of his namesake, Horton the Elephant, star of several books by this author. And to quote one of these books, we've meant what we said and we've said what we meant, this Horton is faithful one hundred percent!!!
Welcome to Horton, a 1.5 year old handsome Black Labrador Retriever that recently arrived from a Lancaster, PA puppymill. Imagine how this beautiful boy waited and waited for someone to buy him only to be overlooked for younger dogs. Well, he's here now and learning to be a real dog after sitting in a crate for much too long.
Horton is neutered, up-to-date on inoculations and really, really looking forward to a home of his own. For now, he is languishing in a kennel, hoping to prove himself. We are finding out that Horton is indeed an active and playful lab. He loves to play ball and instinctively knows how to retrieve (he IS a retriever after all) the ball once he figures out where it went. He sniffs around until he finds it. Remember that nobody ever before threw a ball for him so he has to learn the entire process. But his instincts are there and he happily gives up the ball as he brings it back. What a good boy!
At first, Horton was all over the place, jumping and twirling around when walked. Now, he has learned that walking means just that, and he is becoming a real joy to take for a "spin" around the block. He is SO willing to learn and he things that people are just the best. He is still learning about other dogs but has figured out that females are pretty cool while males, well, he needs a little more time there. Horton was unneutered when he arrived and at first was a bit defensive around other males. With some patient training, he's now doing much better and will walk past other male dogs without a problem.
If you want a wonderful dog and are capable to work with a dog that will require both leadership and love, you have just found the ONE.
Puppy mill dogs are a special rescue, as they have spent the majority of their lives in cages, and have not been properly socialized around humans. Each dog's rehabilitation varies widely, but problems with housebreaking, timidity and poor health are common. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please follow this link to find out more about what the special challenges and rewards are in adopting a puppy mill rescue.
Check the events page on our website for more information and directions to our adoption events.
To adopt Horton, or any of our animals, please visit our website at www.rawhiderescue.org and download our Microsoft Word dog application or use our on-line application. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we can only respond to you if you have submitted a completed application.
Adoption fee- $250.00
This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet has been altered.