Loki is another owner surrender who was very under-socialized as a puppy. He only knew his elderly owner for the first year of his life. When she could no longer care for him, he went to a family member with small children. Not ever seeing small children before, Loki was scared and growled. They reached out to us to take him in, and boy are we glad they did. This handsome boy has been introduced to new people and places over the course of his time with us. He does growl when he is scared or unsure; he tries to hide or run away from whatever it is he is scared of. Once he learns that he is safe, he is the happiest boy wagging his tail and asking for pets! He likes to lean into you for butt scratches, too! He does great with docile dogs who aren’t pushy or overbearing. He is a gentle soul who needs a patient owner willing to give him time to figure things out. Loki is about 1.5 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. He is being fostered about a half hour north of Houston.
SK is a very sweet older gal, between 10-12 years old, who would love to find a comfy home to live out the rest of her senior years in. She has some vision and hearing impairment, but she doesn’t let that slow her down. She likes to explore the yard at her foster home! SK isn’t too interested in other dogs, but she gets along fine with everyone if they aren’t pushy. This sweet lady got a much needed hair cut and a dental, so she is ready to find her home! SK is being fostered in Houston.
Also known as Pop Tart, Pop Star, Pop Rocks, Popsicle, K-Pop, Pop Pop, Popcorn....this petite girl weighs in at just under 40lbs and is about 5 years old. Isn’t she gorgeous?? Poppy was found as a stray, so we don’t know her history. She shut down at the shelter and when she had to be temporarily boarded, but once we got her into a foster home, she has really come out of her shell and shown her lovely personality. She is a little timid and jumpy, a wee-bit head shy but is improving, and is slow to warm up - also known as being a typical chow. She is *ok* with the other two pups in her foster home but is showing some slight resource guarding and mild food aggression and is being fed first and fed separately for now. It’s only been 3 days so you know, “the rule of 3”. She is house trained, enjoys walks but has a high prey drive for squirrels, stray cats and raccoons. When you have earned her trust she will let you rub her tummy. She takes treats gently and knows “sit”. Likely she will be best as the only dog or the only female dog. Poppy is being fostered in Houston.
Meet SMore!! This happy boy joins us weighing in at 44 lbs and is estimated to be 3-4 years old. He’s currently fighting an upper respiratory infection and his foster mom & dad up in Richardson, TX are doing an amazing job helping him get better (with steam treatments!!) and we love that shower cap photo!! We don’t know how he is with dogs, cats, or kids since he’s sick, but plan to introduce him as soon as he’s well. And neutered, too!!! Are you as smitten with him as we are?! Fill out an application!!
This sweet boy came to us as an owner surrender extremely under-socialized, almost to the point of being feral. Charlie wouldn’t let anyone touch him. With time, patience, structure, and love, he has made huge improvements. He is still very shy and withdrawn when meeting new people, so he will need a very patient and understanding owner in a quiet and calm environment. No young children or people frequently coming and going. Once he learns he is safe, he loves to roll over for belly rubs and to run and play. He would do best with a confident doggy friend who will play with him and help bring him out of his shell. Charlie is 3 years old and is being fostered about a half hour north of Houston.
This handsome guy is about 1.5 years old and came to us as a stray. It’s clear that Robbie was not socialized properly as a pup. He gets very overstimulated when meeting people for the first time and can be a bit intimidating while doing so. Once you get past the initial meeting and he learns you are safe, Robbie is such a wonderful dog. He loves to run and play and get pets! He is a fence fighter, another sign of overstimulation - meaning he tends to run up and down the fence or other boundary marker barking at passers by. He would do best in a calm, Chow savvy home with structure, continued training, consistency, and no children. Robbie is being fostered about a half hour north of Houston.