Ruff Ruff! My name is Seven
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Seven is a sad statistic. Like so many dogs, he had a home - and a family - but they moved and left him behind. AAT was alerted to his situation the week before Thanksgiving. He had been left in the backyard for over 2 weeks with no food or water. It took a few days of coaxing with food (and the cold weather) for this sweet 3 year old Lab mix to give in to his fears of new Humans and allow one of our Volunteers to touch him and slip a lead over his head. He walked - on leash - into his new life. Upon entering the backyard at his AAT Foster home, Seven's personality radically changed. His tail went up and his attitude leaped from fear to joy as he explored his new space! He was so thankful!
AAT got him in front of our Vet the next day for a thorough exam, vaccinations and a dreaded heartworm test. Seven is heartworm positive. He has joined the ranks of the dozen or so AAT Foster dogs that are on "medical wait list" for heartworm treatment, because the supply of the medicine to treat heartworms has been out of stock and unavailable since Summer. We are hearing that the meds are coming, but Seven will have to go through the routine 3 months of pre-injection treatment. He is very healthy and already neutered, so this diagnosis is just a small speed bump for him. And just to be clear, he IS adoptable while under heartworm treatment. AAT has been very lucky to connect with families that understand the needs of heartworm positive dogs like Seven. If the right Family falls for this big sweet fella - AAT is prepped to help educate and support them through the process. Seven's heartworm treatments will be covered by AAT, but we want this great dog to have the unconditional love of a Forever Family. A loving, quiet environment is what he will need during injection treatment.
Seven likes to run and play with girl dogs - but so far he challenges the boys. He is shy about meeting new people, but we are seeing that fear fall to the wayside as we immerse him into his first real family, his AAT Foster Family. We will continue to teach Seven house manners and general obedience skills. He is a fast learner - he was crate trained in less than a day! And boy does he love his crate - it's warm and comfy with a never ending supply of fresh water and those non-stop kibbles!
Yeah, it's good to be an AAT Foster Dog!
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Rescue Group Info...
Animal Allies of Texas is a 501(c)(3) animal advocacy/rescue organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. Our goal is to build a no-kill shelter on enough land to house not only "adoptable" animals, but "treatable" ones as well - those who need medical care or behavior modification to become adoptable. While working toward this goal, we will also engage in community service and humane education projects to help bring about "humanity championed by thought."
We hold adoption events at one or more locations every week end. Please check the calendar on our web site www.animalalliesoftexas.org for specific locations and times.
All potential adopters must submit an application, either online via our web site www.animalalliesoftexas.org or a paper application at an adoption event. General requirements for adoption: You must live in the DFW/Ft. Worth/North Texas area - we do not adopt outside this area. Dogs must be primarily inside, and cats must be totally inside. Cats must not be declawed. All pets must be spayed/neutered if this has not been done prior to adoption. Adopter must agree to a home visit prior to adoption. Adopter MUST agree to return pet to AAT if he/she can no longer keep the pet or if AAT deems it to be in the best interest of the pet. An adoption agreement detailing these and other requirements must be signed to finalize adoption. Current fees are: dogs-$175, cats-$110. This covers all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping.
Animal Allies of Texas serves all cities and towns within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (North Texas area). We restrict adoptions to these areas so that we can do home visits to ensure the best placement for all our animals.