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Paso

APA-A-122801

Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
35 lbs

Estimated Age
3 Years
9 Months

Location
At a Rescue Partner

Adoption Fee
Not available for Adoption
Looks Like
Retriever, Black Labrador / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
35 lbs
Estimated Age
3 Years
9 Months
Location
At a Rescue Partner
Adoption Fee
Not available for Adoption

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Paso is a shy guy who was picked up along the Rio Grande halfway between Lajitas and Redford (an extremely lonely stretch of highway - no homes for 30+ miles, extreme environment). He was covered with ticks, limping, and traveling with a heavily pregnant female. Paso is now fully vetted and has made a lot of progress with his shyness, though he is still a pretty shy guy. Thanks to his meds, he is no longer limping, but he still does have a visible lesion on his front right ankle. Paso is fantastic in the house - great with all the other dogs, ignores the cats, non-destructive, crate and house trained. He shares his toys and treats with no problem. He is crate trained but after a month of sleeping in his kennel, he now sleeps loose in the foster house (often in his open kennel). He can be left alone with no problems. He barely barks. He LOVES treats and takes his medicine eagerly and gently. For being a dog who probably spent his whole life outdoors, he always wants to be inside now. He just recently discovered that a couch is even cushier than a dog bed, so now he lounges there. Paso loves walks and is perfect on a leash though will often retreat to his crate to be leashed up. He gets nervous in the car, but hasn't had much experience with that. He is, despite being quite shy, incredibly gentle. He has never shown even a hint of nippy behavior. All in all, Paso is a low impact dog who has a ways to go but is certainly on the path to being a happy pet! He should be fostered with another dog - the more playful and confident the better. Paso is at his happiest when he is being engaged in dog-play. He loves tug, wrestling and gnawing on necks. He seems to love male and female dogs equally. He still is not real comfortable getting petted but he loves human company and he has shown so much progress, so we are sure there's no limit! Can you take him in?


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