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|Breed:||Basset Hound/English Bulldog Mix||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
“Last Christmas morning I sat quietly outside the back door with my head arched up listening. There was the sound of excitement going on inside. I wanted to see what was causing all the laughter. I walked back into the middle of the yard so I could get a view in the largest window facing the back of the house. I saw different colored lights twinkling and movement around them. I returned to the back door, sat down, hung my head down, and quitely cried. I could hear the children shout in happy voices. It was cold this morning. I should be in the dog house, but who wants to miss Christmas morning? This was my 4th sitting outside at the back door. I was not part of the family.
I was purchased in Canton as a puppy. I was chosen because she fell in love with me. I was a darling little puppy. My mother was a gorgeous Basset Hound, and my dad was an exceptionally handsome English Bulldog. My profile picture shows my mothers poise and my dads solid end. And I have a beautiful thumb print mark on top of my head. (you can see it in one of the photos) I was neutered, given all the shots and went to my new home. I was put in the backyard and soon realized it would be my world. Life was too busy for anyone to spend time housetraining me or playing with me. Once in awhile I would get some attention to chase a ball, and those infrequent moments are the happy memories I have from my backyard world. I grew up there. I spent all my puppy days discovering every square inch of the yard. I grew from 5 pounds to 60.1 pounds all right there without anyone having time to notice. I came to accept that life was about being lonely. Eventually less and less good sounds came from inside the house. Finally in October this year the house went completely quiet. No one ever came home. I was visited once a day with food and water, but was left behind in the back yard of the still dark house.
To my surprise I was taken from the yard one day. My owner took me and gave me a bath and then gave me to a nice man. He drove me a long way to a new house. This time I was not left outside, but went inside. It was heaven. …….Thinking back now, I often wonder, if there could be the possibility, that the family might never ended up broken, if only they had stopped and taken time and maybe included me too…?”
The story above is the life of Rosco Jamison Smith. He was going to be turned in to the shelter due to divorce and lack of interest in him by the family. We came to his rescue and he is now in a foster home with two other dogs. He is 4 about years old (born in summer of 2008).
Rosco is about the most thankful dog you could ever meet. At first he was afraid to go outside because he was afraid he would never get to come in again. He finally began to understand that he was going to come in anytime he wanted. He is very intelligent. He was house trained in about two days. He is crate trained and sleeps in his crate quietly and peacefully (it is inside!!) He loves laying in the sun at the front door (inside of course). He is soaking up all the belly rubs and ear scratches offered him. He is ultra-sociable and dog friendly to all. The vet was amazed at what a perfect gentleman he was during his examination. He loves to play. He would do well with another dog his size to rumble with, but he also enjoys relaxing. He loves going in the car, jogging and/or walking. He has learned not to get on furniture, where his bed is and the "sit" command. We are working on more commands and he is eagerly listening and learning quickly. Rosco is a true joy!
He is current on shots and heart worm negative and is now on heart worm preventative. Rosco deserves a caring and attentive family. He wants to walk with you, ride with you and include you in his life so he can be part of yours. He has spent his whole life looking in, and is ready to prove he is most worthy of being in and looking out! This is his wish for Christmas. Don’t you think he has waited long enough? Please fill out an application for ROSCO at http://www.animalalliesoftexas.org/adoption-application/ today!
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.