Zane, the graduate

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Pets Needing Homes

zane_handsomeWell, I did it!

Hi everyone! Some of you may remember me from my handsome photo and story a few months ago. My name is Zane and I’m a very special, one year old American Bulldog mix. What I just did was graduate from a six week foster/train program at Lee Mannix Center for Canine Behavior. Not only did I graduate with flying colors, I was top of my class and used as the role model dog during training lessons. It’s not surprising seeing as how I’m amazingly smart and love a challenge! It was pretty cool to teach my dog friends and, ya know, show off for the humans.

Now that I’m a graduate and role-model extraordinaire, I’d really like to find my very own forever home to settle down in. I’ve been bounced around a lot during my first year of life. First I was dumped out in the country with my sister, then I lived at the scary shelter where I had to endure being on the dreaded “list.” I was finally rescued by APA! (thanks, guys!) but have moved between fosters before settling into my recent foster/train program. That’s a lot of homes in just one year! I’m not trying to complain, but for such a loving, loyal dog, it would really mean a lot to have a permanent home and people of my own to give all this love and devotion to.

So, some more about me! I’m a playful, active (and athletic), highly intelligent, and VERY affectionate boy. If you let me, I’ll snuggle right up in your lap! I would make an excellent running or walking buddy and all around fun, loyal companion! I love playing tug, fetch, and working out puzzle toys like buster cubes and Kongs.

My APA! people tell me I have a heart of gold that’s just bursting with love to give to the special person willing to give a guy a chance. Obviously, I know tons of great commands from my recent training sessions. I also walk and run well on a leash, ride wonderfully in the car (and love car rides!), and am housetrained.

My APA! people also tell me that I’m one of the silliest goof-balls they have ever met. (and I’ve heard they call me Zaniac behind my back!) After going to school, my favorite word is “Come!” I will run to you at full-speed and sometimes forget to slow down when I get close. I guess I’m so excited that I want to jump in your arms or something. I don’t know, but it’s pretty hilarious when I do it. I think it’s hilarious anyway.

This weekend, I’ll be at the special Love A Bull event showing off my bully breed pride!  I would love you to come out and meet me! I have so much joy, fun spirited silliness, and, most of all, love to bring into someone’s life. Could that someone be you?

2 Responses to "Zane, the graduate"

  1. Reneesays: October 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I LOVE this boy and have known him since he was an adorable little 4 month old pup that had just been rescued from death. If I could adopt a dog, I would take him in a heartbeat, as he has grown I have been amazed at how affectionate, intelligent and “mindlessly dog friendly” (ie, grumpy dogs in an adjacent pen snarling at him and he play bows and wags his long tail in response) this very handsome guy is. I can’t wait to see him this weekend!

  2. Amysays: October 22, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Zane is an absolutely fantastic dog! He is sweet, silly, hilarious and very smart all rolled up into one handsome package. He deserves an awesome person to take him home and SOON! I love you Zaniac! You rock and I can’t wait to see all your new tricks at the Love a Bull Event!