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Meet Brutus!

Meet Brutus, a six-year-old, twelve-pound, red rough male who was surrendered by a breeder. Brutus has lived in a cage outside -- rain or shine, sleet or snow, hot or cold -- for the first six years of his life. He is now enjoying the comforts of indoor living in his foster home with his foster siblings.

Brutus is adorable; he has big, black eyes and a small bit of tongue that pops out every now and then. Having not been exposed to indoor living, he is very curious about the newness that surrounds him. He loves to chew on just about anything on the floor and is known to pull things off the coffee table to amuse himself, so he will have to be watched, and you will need to tidy up to prevent these ‘adventures’. Now that he knows what it’s like to have loving human attention, he will bark and sometimes talk to you to let you know if you are falling down on your job!

Due to his previous situation, Brutus can be food-aggressive and likes to stand in the middle of his food bowl to protect his meal. If he is fed in a separate room from other dogs or while he is crated, this should not be a problem. Except for that, Brutus gets along well with other dogs, but he would also be fine as an only “dog child”.

Brutus is a very loving pooch, but he is having a hard time expressing love; he does show excitement when he sees you after being away. Because he missed out on cuddling in his younger years, he tends to stiffen when he is held, but with time and patience, we feel he will learn to relax as he becomes more secure. Patience and understanding is a must from his new family as you help Brutus learn to trust. A positive sign is that he loves to sleep in his foster parents’ bed at night, and he snuggles close.

Brutus is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, micro-chipped, has had recent dental, and is on heartworm preventative. He has been working on leash-training and loves to go for walks. Brutus is crate-trained and is doing well with house training, but you will need to keep an eye on him and keep him on a regular potty schedule. We also ask that you keep Brutus on a high-quality dog food to sustain his good health.

Brutus had a rough first few years and is looking forward to a forever family who will give him the right balance of attention and space so he can catch up on all that he has missed. You can make the rest of his life wonderful and reap the rewards of seeing him grow into the puppy he always had the right to be.

Brutus is located in the DFW area.

If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Connie at conniel@andell.com.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

February 18, 2011


Brutus has been Adopted!

Brutus is home!

It was a long time coming, but well worth the wait. Brutus is now in his forever home!

He was fostered in a wonderful Florida home, where his two foster-brothers, Spike and Mic, showed him the ropes.

Now he is living very happily with his forever dad -- and to make things even better, he lives near enough to Spike and Mic for them to get together for play dates and sleepovers.

What a happy ending for a little boy who had spent his entire former life in a cage!

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