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Nicolas the Unsinkable!'s Info...
|Breed:||Greater Swiss Mountain Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||Foster|
Update!! Nicholas has made a very speedy recovery from his leg amputation surgery and is doing GREAT! He came to the adoption event and gets along just fine on 3 legs! He is always smiling and is such a sweet, good-natured dog! He doesn’t feel handicapped in any way. He is so hoping someone will give him a loving home! He sure deserves it! Read all about him below!! He is a remarkable dog with such a strong spirit to survive!!
This sweet boy has such an infectious smile and joyful, energetic spirit that it’s hard to imagine that he’s been seriously considered for euthanization because of his age and health issues. Fortunately for him, he doesn’t seem to realize that he’s “supposed” to act sick and weak. Quite the opposite! Even when he was so heartbreakingly bony that it seemed impossible that he’d have enough energy to stand, he was eager to go on walks and see the world. My family and I have been amazed with his energy and enthusiasm since the day we brought him home.
He never lets his bad leg stop him from having a good time, or from going anywhere he needs to go. As a matter of fact, the vet said that his recovery from amputation will be a breeze because he’s already so used to managing with only 3 legs. He also showed no ill effects from the anesthesia when he had his biopsy, so I’m expecting his recuperation period to be totally problem-free.
Nicholas is fully housetrained (he’s NEVER had an accident in the month that we’ve had him), waits politely for treats and meals (he’s 6th in line, so that’s saying a lot!), does great on a leash, and gets along with other dogs and with my 3 year old nephew. He loves to play keep away and tug-of-war, and he has a favorite toy (a plastic drumstick) that he carries around like a security blanket. He can be quite vocal---lots of “woooooowooooowooo’s” (which we love!), but also lots of barks (which we don’t!) when you leave him. We’re working on the barking, though (we got a citronella spray collar yesterday that is working remarkably well!), so by the time he’s ready for adoption, his barking issues will hopefully be a thing of the past.
This special boy has been through so much already---he’s been starved, crippled and abandoned, but none of that has dampened his joy in living. He deserves a family that will ensure he never suffers needlessly again!
He is neutered and vaccinated and heartworm negative!!
Contact Tammie at TammieGiles@hebisd.edu
Euless Animal Services is a division of the City of Euless. The City of Euless population is 49,758. All animals picked-up within the Euless city limits are kept at this facility for three days not including Sundays. After this "stray hold" period the animals are available for adoption.
Trinity GAP Club is a high school girls' club that is dedicated to showing young women a better alternative to what to do with their time and their lives. Our main community project is to work with the Euless Animal Shelter and find homes for the animals that come there so that more animals don't have to be unnecessarily put down. All of the sponsors of the club are avid animal lovers and feel very deeply that it is our mission to help those that can't help themselves. Find out more at www.trinitygaprescue.org.
Most of our animals are housed at the Euless Animal Shelter, located at 1517 Westpark Way in Euless, TX. Their hours are Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The phone number there is 817-685-1594.
Some animals are fostered in various foster homes. These are indicated by "foster" in place of an ID number in the ID area on their listing. Contact information listed is for either the actual foster or the Trinity GAP Club foster coordinator.
Shelter Dogs: Fully Vetted Males are $100 and Fully Vetted Females are $125 (Fully Vetted means the dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, including rabies shot, and heartworm tested) Dogs Not Vetted: Males are $60 and Females are $85 (You will be responsible for taking the dog to be spayed/neutered at Animal Hosp & Clinic of Arlington, within 30 days, and this adoption fee will include the spay/neuter, vaccinations, and rabies shot. It will not include a heartworm test)
Dogs in Foster Care: Males are $100 and Females are $125 – This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, including rabies, and a heartworm test.
Puppies under 4 months old are $125 for males and $150 for females and this includes 4 sets of vaccinations, deworming and spay/neuter, rabies shot when old enough!
Cats: Females are $85 and Males are $60 (Shelter or Foster - includes spay/neuter and vaccinations (FVRCP-FELK and Rabies)
If an animal has a different adoption fee for any reason, it will be listed on their specific adoption page.
No animals will be shipped. All interested parties must come to the shelter or foster home to pick up the animal and fill out the appropriate forms per the animal shelter. Any animal that is being kept in a foster placement will be noted on that animal's page with contact information.
We are in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, serving the Hurst-Euless-Bedford community in general, but are very accessible to the surrounding areas.