Ruff Ruff! My name is Pinto
|Breed:||Foxhound Mix||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Hello, friend. My name is Pinto, Pinto Bean. I joined AAT as a medical foster dog this past summer, after a determined human swerved to hit me on a street in the neighborhood where my family left me. You see, my human mom died and when her family lost our home, the dad had to find a new backyard for me and my brother, Peanut. That was alright for a while, but we started to break the fence to look for food and maybe a new family. That's when it happened. I was just smelling stuff at the curb. The loud truck with the big trailer full of those noisy, smelly machines the humans use on the grass swerved, sped up and hit me. My front paws were on the curb. Another human saw what happened - and called for help.
I don't remember much after that, except the pain. When the nice lady showed up, I was so scared. She covered me with a towel and carried me to her car. I'm not sure what happened next - there was a bunch of humans, dressed alike, touching me. They kept talking about my hip being shattered and a concussion on my head. I tried to watch everyone, but there was so much pain, and I got sleepy. When I woke up, the nice humans kept checking on me, bringing me food and helping me go potty. I never knew other humans could be like that - so gentle with me. I thought only my mom would ever love me like that. And she was gone. A few weeks later, the nice lady came back and took me in the car again. When we stopped, I knew we were back in the neighborhood, but now I was with HER family, at her home - INSIDE! And then my brother Peanut joined me! WOW! I love him so much - I thought I would never see him again!
Peanut was so glad to see me, too - but the nice lady made sure he didn't hurt me. It took a while for me to feel better. I had to really work at walking and even standing to go potty. The nice lady was so happy the day when I jumped up on the sofa. Have you ever jumped on a sofa? It's a GREAT place to take a nap! Sometimes Peanut and I get to play up there - talk about fun! And when some of the other foster dogs join us - well, then we kinda get crazy and the nice lady has to remind us to not hurt me or the little dogs. But we do have fun! Peanut and I have our own houses now like all of the dogs here, with soft blankets and bowls that stay full of water. The nice lady feeds us every morning and evening and even walks with Peanut and I a couple of times a day on those stretchy leashes so we can go potty, smell stuff and run. When the big trucks go by, she keeps me close to her. I'm glad she keeps the big trucks away. When I hear those loud trucks coming, I look up and wonder if it is THAT human - who tried to kill me. The nice lady always says, "it's o.k. Pinto, I got you - you're safe..". I believe her. And so does Peanut.
We decided that there are lots of humans that can love us like our first mom did. And the nice lady says she is helping us find a Forever Family. She talks about Forever Families ALL the time. They sound just wonderful! One of the dogs that used to live here got one just before Christmas. The nice lady cried and said we would get one too. I believe her - she's pretty smart. And she loves me like my first mom did, so she is gonna find me a really nice Forever Family. I hope they will have room for my brother Peanut, too. He would be sad if I went away again without him.
A note from Pinto's Foster Mom: Pinto's right hip was shattered extensively. Dr Lavender at Metropaws had to rebuild it with a bone bracket, 8 screws and wire. It took over 2 months for Pinto to really walk again without losing his balance. He will always have a "hitch in his get-along". With that in mind, he is a healthy, happy boy - up to date on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. Pinto gets along with other friendly dogs big and small, boy or girl. But we would like for you to consider - Pinto and Peanut, adopted together. Yes, that's a lot to ask. But these 2 brothers are just that - brothers. They have been together their whole lives, they are a symbiotic pair. They are family. Looking for a Forever Family to be a part of - to love and cherish and protect the way only a set of Foxhounds can do!
Please go to http://www.animalalliesoftexas.org/adoption-application/ and fill out an application today!
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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.