Age: 3 years old
Size: 60 lbs
Breed: Shepard mix
Good in a home with: other dogs
My name’s Rex. I have two short arms, am kinda scaly, and had a starring role in Spielberg’s Jurr- JUST KIDDING. I’m actually a 3 y/o, male, shepard pit/lab mix who tips the scales at a mean 60lbs. I was brought way of The Cantu Foundation when my owner left me behind after he moved out. Pretty rude, right? As you can probably gather, he wasn’t the best owner, so I’m only semi potty trained. Don’t worry though—I’m a quick study and make up for it in the leash department! I’m a big guy who doesn’t pull. Practically a dreamboat, right?
Before I got to my current comfy digs, I was found malnourished and covered in mange. I had been living on the streets and spent my days hunting for scraps while trying not to get hit by those dangerous people-movers (Think you call them cars?). Anyways, I’m a loyal guy who just wants to be emotionally tethered to a human. Specifically, a human who loves and cares about me. Because of my past, I’m still learning how to adjust to life in the burbs. Sometimes I let my anxiety get the best of me and lack the confidence needed to be a regular dog. But that’s where YOU come in! Just be kind and patient with me while I decompress and get acclimated. It won’t take long before I’ll feel confident that I’m safe!
So you may be asking yourself, ‘How does Rex do around other dogs?’ Well you asked the right pupper! I like small and large doggos even hyper ones, I know how to match their energy. Sometimes they get all up in your business and it can bug, okay? Cats, however, I’m not sure about. Never met one, but I loved the movie despite those Rotten Tomato reviews! Kids I do okay with, but older is better. I’d lump younger kids in the younger doggos category—all up in my business!
Now that you know what a catch I am, let’s talk about the areas where I can improve. I have a tad bit of separation anxiety. I was abandoned once, remember? My foster dad says it isn’t so bad though, because I make up for it in the lovable, snuggle-buddy, and people-pleasing categories. Since I’ve lived most of my life in streets, I still have yet to master the stairs but don’t worry I can walk up a flight of stairs on my own now!
I would flourish in a home with another doggo friend, I will also do well in a home with small humans (7 years old and up) My paws are crossed that I end up with a family who will be patient and train me so I can be the best doggo this side of Mexico. My adoption fee is $400, which includes spaying/neutering and vetting care. If I sound like the dude for you, fill out the form!