Buster was dumped at an industrial site on the Houston Ship channel almost four months ago. He was covered in fleas, worm infested, and very skinny. We decided, with the help of FriendsforLife, that we would foster him. He has lived in our home as an inside dog playing, wrestling, and sleeping the day away as a dog should. No more life on the streets for him. We have been working on a few manners and some basic obedience training (Touch, Leave it, Watch Me, Sit, and Down). He is very eager to please and catches on very quickly. Buster is very observant and it has been said he is the type of dog you would consider for advanced obedience work. We are still working on his loose leash walking. He will begin a Ambassa-bull class 1/8/2010 and private training with HoustonDogCoach on 1/09/2010 to help with his leash work and socialization. Our hope is to have him CGC certified before he finds his own family.
Buster is approx 12 months old, HW neg, neutered, on FLEA/HW preventative, and is microchipped. He is currently available for adoption through Friendsforlife, Friends for Life Animal Shelter - Houston, TX No Kill Animal Adoption FFL
. The adoption fee is $65 and references are required. We are carefully screening potential homes. Since he is a large, playful puppy..he would be better around older children (even though currently living with a 2 yr old) and dogs of similar size (no toy breeds). He is currently 55-60lbs. We assume he is Pit Bull Terrier mix. We would prefer for for him to be placed with someone who has some dog experience and/or is willing to continue work with a trainer. I took in his littermate/mother/and him all at once. I have three Labradors they have lived with and would have never considered owning a PB or PB mix before now. However after meeting these guys, I can see why my husband just could not let them go to animal control. We have really opened our hearts and home to this breed. Buster is very attached to me and he's become a great pal. We have adopted his mother and she will be staying with us. His littermate has been adopted as well. Though I will be sad to see him go...he really deserves someone who can devote their time to him and continue his training.
If you have any questions, please contact me at the email above or FriendsForLife at 713-863-9835 between noon and 6 pm Tues-Sat, noon to 5pm Sunday. He is looking for someone willing to make a lifelong commitment to him and continue his training. He's really a great dog and I think would be a great addition to almost anyone's home. He will be available to meet Sunday 01/09/2010 at the FriendsforLife Adoption center from 12-5. I will update scheduled showings if needed.