Anthony came into rescue as a 3 year old intact male running the streets. He has since been neutered and fully vetted and recovered from heart worm. He'd never been properly taken care of and taught how to be a house dog, but since in his foster's care, he's come so far.
He sits for treats and runs to his crate when he sees the bowls coming out for meal time. He walks well on a leash and has been described as the definition of a lap dog. He is happiest to be near his person and will sit with you for hours or in your arms. He'll stand on his hind legs to beg for treats and craves love and affection.
Anthony spends his day with a 4 year old and he will correct the child if he invades his comfort zone or plays too rough, for this reason we believe he would do best in a mature home where kids are at least 10 years of age. He also has some separation anxiety so we look for an adopter who has someone at home most of the time.
Anthony needs his own fenced-in yard and should be considered a flight risk until he learns to trust. His yard must be escape proof and doors have to be monitored when opened and closed. He will squeeze through in a heartbeat. Once he feels safe he will come to you, but he loves to run and will make a break for it if given the chance.
This boy is fascinated with cats and once they let him smell them, he lives with them easily. He would do best with confident cats. Scared cats might illicit a different reaction. He gets along with all the dogs that he lives with -the largest is 30lb. He will likely do well with most dogs.
So much character rolled into such a small package but we promise you, this is one gift you won't want to return.
Anthony is available for adoption in Texas or in the Northeast if adopter is willing to fly him.
Is Dog Cat Friendly?
Yes if cat is dog friendly