Date of Birth 2019-04-01
Breed American Staffordshire Terrier
Weight 50 lbs
Adoption Fee $255+tax
Well, the time has finally come for Goosie to find his forever family! It’s been a long journey to get here – he started out as part of a cruelty seizure by the Harris Co Cruelty Task Force, having his front leg amputated, ongoing rehabilitation to increase strength, and finding a mobility solution that gives him the ability to go longer distances. Goose will always be a special needs pup, but I’ve taken him as far as I can as a foster and he’s ready to move to the next phase of life! He needs someone who’s willing to provide patience & time as he continues to grow stronger, he may need physical therapy either at home or with a professional (that could be as simple as swimming in the pool) and continued practice with his front wheel cart. He’s making progress every time he uses his cart! Having another dog in the home would be preferred, but not required, because during his first 6-7 months of life, he missed out on developing critical socialization skills. Those skills are developing and he’s doing significantly better than first coming to his foster home. The recommendation on the type of dog he would reside with is one who is young, good with rough play, is easy-going and on the medium to large size. Part of the socialization he missed out on is how to engage and play with other dogs, and with his front limb missing, his way of playing can be a little awkward. It is also recommended that Goose not be around young kids, he tends to jump when he gets excited or wants your attention. We believe it’s what he would do in his original environment because he was so desperate for contact and attention. Goose does understand different commands (No, Sit, Stay, Night-Night, Go Potty), and once he gets to know you, he will respond better and better. He would do fine around older kids (teens) who are able to correctly engage. He also does well with other dogs, is curious about cats but learns quickly to leave them alone, house trained, sleeps great in his kennel, knows what ‘Night-Night’ means, and will do well in his kennel if you need to leave the home. Goose is not kenneled today when leaving during the day, so he only sleeps in there at night. He’s also a great snuggler so sometimes he gets to sleep in the bed. :) I know this sounds like a lot, but he’s so worth it and he’s worked so hard to get where he is today. He has come such a LONG way, and really deserves someone who wants to show him what the good life is, and what it’s like to be loved unconditionally. Plus, he’s got the most beautiful eyes and that bottom lip of his will get you every time. (New family will receive his front wheel cart) To check out more pictures and videos of Goose, please check his FB and IG pages. • Goose’s FB page: @GoosieGoosieGoose • Goose’s IG page: Goosie_GoosieGoose
If you are interested in meeting this animal, you must apply to adopt below. Once we review the application, one of our foster coordinators will reach out to you.