(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
My name is Dougal, I’m around 3 years old they say, and I‘m from Texas! Nobody knows about my life before I was picked up off the street by my rescue person as young pup, skeletal and starving with bone fractures and other health woes. She saved me and nursed me back until I was in good shape and then sent me on a long bus ride to New England. I really like it here because everyone has been so good to me. I was in a foster home the first few months, then I was adopted but returned 1.5 years later because I met porcupines twice, and it didn’t turn out so well. They don’t have those in Texas so I got way too curious and ended up at the vet emergency both times. I overheard them saying how ‘expensive’ it was, but I don’t know what that means. Now I’m in another foster home…I love my foster mom and her 3 buddies, Puddles, Toby and Sammy who look and act like me. There’s a cat here too! I LOVE the cat. They say I don’t look like I’d be good to the cat, but they’re prejudiced. The cat is my second most favorite person. I like to chase him sometimes, and get swatted, but I like that! After that, my buddy Puddles is definitely my first favorite. Foster mom thinks I’m too attached to him because I want to protect Puddles from everyone including her and have gotten growly a few times. She says that’s not good and doesn’t make sense and then corrects me, but I still do it occasionally. In the morning I get a doggie prozac pill for my which is wrapped in Italian Prosciutto so I don’t taste it. It helps me with my doggie anxiety she says. I‘m still scared sometimes and wary of people I don’t know…I worry I’ll get a beating and hunker and act pitiful.
I want to be a good boy so badly, and I try my best all day, every day, but sometimes I mess up like when I got into a fight with my buddy Toby for no good reason. I feel really bad about it. I didn’t mean to, but I made up for it afterwards by being exceptionally good and well behaved. Now I’m kept away strictly from Toby just in case I act a fool again. Foster mom says I have a loose screw, but she tells me I’m great too. According to her, I’m super charming, very charismatic and also goofy, and very handsome which must be important too. I have learned to shake my paw when I get my chew treats or even just because I’m asked to. I guess I have a lot going for me because I get doted on all the time! She loves me a lot so I get away with all sorts of things like jumping on people’s laps to insist on food bites. She’s never mad at me, picture that! I’m a lucky boy. When she calls while I’m running off leash I come running immediately (unless I smell porcupines)…I love going for long hikes preferably on trails in the countryside around here. In cities with lots of traffic and noise I’m unsure and pull to get back inside my car. I love riding in the car and never mess it up. I sit in the back like a good boy. Sometimes I get to go swimming. I swim like a champ, fetch stick after stick for hours. I would be a canine dock-diving winner for sure. I also get new toys occasionally, not often enough though. They’re my ‘babies’ and I love them and run round in circles like a wild man!
Even though foster-mom loves me I am still looking for my furrever home. I get along well with other pups, but since I got into that fight they say I should be an only spoiled dog this time, maybe an older docile dog is ok. I also don’t know what to do with kids, so I want to be with dog savvy adults only…people who understand me and can manage my quirkiness but also recognize and love my fabulous spirit and personality. I am one of a kind and very lovable! It will take some adjusting for me though when I move to my new furrever home: I’m very sensitive and can get sad, but not for too long. True love, patience and kindness and maybe some steak tips will make me very happy, and in turn I will be a unique and very engaging, amazing friend and canine companion…
If you’d like to find out more about me, call my foster-mom or my rescue in Texas…they’ll tell you even more fabulous things about me!
If you are interested in adopting any of our dogs, please complete our online adoption application:
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We will conduct a phone interview, check references and then a home check. This helps us to match a dog with their potential adopter. The adoption fee is $400.00 for adults and $500.00 for puppies under one year which includes spay/neutering, up-to-date age-appropriate vaccinations, flea/tick & heartworm preventative, and a health certificate. We foster our dogs in homes, not in shelters. This allows us to get to know the dogs’ temperaments to match them to a home. This also allows us to get the dogs ready to live in their forever homes! All dogs coming from the south have been quarantined for two weeks and fully vetted before traveling to New England!