I am already spayed, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Meet Renata – I love my new name, which is “reborn” in Latin and means there is a new and better life in store for me. I was once named “Princess,” if you can believe that, considering I spent the first year and a half of my life being tied to a tree in Houston’s East End. But any resentment I harbored toward my previous owners is now (almost) water under the bridge. Thanks to Barrio Dogs’ FixIt Spay and Neuter Project and the caring volunteers, I have put that life behind me.
One thing about me is that I LOVE life. I love going on walks, love gnawing on bones, love having my belly rubbed, love playing with my toys, and love wrestling with other dogs. I am so happy when I’m let out of my kennel that I do a dance the volunteers have aptly named “the Renata Shuffle.”
They say I am a mix of Boxer/Staffordshire and perhaps Boston Terrier, but I say I’m just Renata! I am about two years old, weigh 45 pounds and have been spayed. I am heartworm positive, but am being treated for it.
My human friends say I have a sweet disposition. I’m learning not to jump on people and I love being petted and scratched. When you hug me, I like to rest my head on your shoulder.
I walk well on a leash, am good in a crate, and car rides put me fast asleep. I do not care for cats but get along well with other dogs. I miss playing tug-of-war with my best dog Tita, who is big and joyful like me. I’m happy that Tita found a good foster home but I still look for her every time I go out in the yard.
Thank you for reading about me. I am still living in boarding but I really want to find a home where I can finally receive the love and care I deserve. If you’d like to know more about me, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.