All organizations listed below have taken our pledge and are committed to humane training, handling, behavior modification, and care practices for their adoptable animals.
- The Dog Alliance
- PAWS Shelter of Central Texas
- Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
- Austin Bulldog Rescue
- Pflugerville Pets Alive!
MEET OUR FEATURED ADOPTABLE!
Leggy, affectionate trail dog looking for just the right soulhuman! Hello friends! My name is Socks and I am a leggy, loving, adorable boy who loves to hit the trail and snuggle with my humans. I was found abandoned at only 5 months old and have lived at a rescue kennel ever since.
I’ll tell you a secret. When my trainer lady sat down to make this post, she was a little inspired by a hilarious and heartwarming page called The Least Adoptable Dog in the World. You see, I’m a bit of a handful.
BUT, I’m also a total catch in a lot of ways. In fact, she’s known much more difficult dogs than me and they’re all happy and thriving in homes now. I just need the right human who sees the exceptional boy I am and realizes I’m their souldog. We both feel very confident that I am absolutely someone’s souldog.
So to start, here are some AWESOME things about me:
*Rockstar trail dog & running buddy. For real, I’m an active Austinite’s dream boy!
*No reactivity issues to people, dogs, cats, small mammals – I wanna be social!
*Super affectionate and loving, affection calms me down when I have my moments.
*I love toys. I love fetch. I love gnawables. I’m learning puzzle toys. I love you.
*I ride nicely in the car.
*I’m working on being an adventure boy and think water is pretty sweet.
*I come with training support.
Now why do I need a special home?
*I am genuinely high energy. Couple that with the fact that I’m a young adult male and have lived in a kennel environment for way too long and I’m now also a guy with some arousal issues and stress related acting out.
*I can be mouthy. I have gotten SO much better with this but see above, overarousal, be it stress or excitement or anxiousness, brings it out. Usually it’s no biggie to redirect now, I often even redirect myself, but the stickier the situation, the more mouthiness you might see and moving to a new home is pretty sticky!
*I’m not exactly a pro at indoor life but I am coachable. During my life indoors practice, I’ve responded super well to potty training and hey, paws don’t go on the counter type stuff. I also overcame something really scary called stairs. But I definitely need more practice and may still do stuff like steal a hat off the shelf bc it looks like a toy.
*I’ve lived my young life out in the country so sometimes new experiences and city life make me nervous. I’m resilient though and I look to my human for cues so I know this won’t be a biggie. I’m already going to more adventurous places and doing great!
My trainer lady with Dog Possible is helping find my human so you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will hook us up!
You can also visit my very own Facebook page, A Special Home for a Dog Named Socks and click on my photo story to learn more about me.
I hope I steal your heart!