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American Staffordshire Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  Large


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About Caramel 4

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 325.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 20-0127
  • General Color: Brindle
  • Color: white chest and occasional toe / Brindle
  • Eye Color: Gold
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 60 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 65 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Caramel is an American Staffordshire Terrier/Lab mix that just had his official first birthday with us on January 1!  

HISTORY: Caramel followed my elementary schooler home from the bus stop.  He was so friendly and playful, we thought for sure he belonged to someone somewhere and they would be missing him.  He loved all the attention and we waited for a few hours in the front yard hoping someone would respond to our post about this lovable, friendly dog.  He has been with us for going on 5 months and is going to be such a fun addition to his forever home.

THE GOOD: knows basic commands  sit, stay (for a moment), down (for jumping), has learned he's not allowed any counter, table, or food that basically smells the best.  Loves being with his humans, so will not run away.  Intelligent, friendly, playful, and would love to be a lap dog!

>>LEARNING:  greeting behavior (we discourage jumping), crate training (ok at night but does not like to be alone too long in the house), chewing dos and dont's, proper leash behavior (we use an extra long leash, the gentle leader, and a short leash for public outings). Proper pal play (too aggressive for most dogs so far)

>>FAVORITES: walks are good but runs are better (especially playing chase), fetch is ok, but tug of war is better, adults ok, but kids are better, cuddles and snuggles are best, but will take a lean or a paw on you until he is happy.

THE BAD:  needs a lot of oral stimulation.  Loves any chew toy, but is just as happy to chew masks, socks, and dog beds.    Not great at a dog park since he is an aggressive player.  We're hopeful he'll learn manners soon.   Can be a barker and/or a digger without enough stimulation.

THE UGLY:  Willing to make anything into a game, which makes discipline a challenge. 

 

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Please contact  app@aarfhouston.org for more information about this dog. You can apply online by clicking on Application .

Puppies that are under 4 months old cannot be adopted outside of our Veterinary Service area.  Please call for specific locations.

Children under 8 years old often are not a good match for our puppies and dogs.   In order to protect both, your child and our rescued dogs/puppies from harm, we seldom if ever adopt to families with young children.

Once your application is approved, we will schedule a meet and greet at one of our adoption events.  Thank you for considering a rescue!

More about Caramel 4

Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Protective, Obedient, Playful, Skittish, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered

Sponsors: Please Consider Sponsoring one of our Rescued Dogs. Paypal Houstonaarf@gmail.com or; Credit Card Call: 832-539-4004

The adoption fee includes vaccinations, Bordetella, de-worming, rabies, spay/neuter and microchip. There is a an additional $12.99 fee for Home Again for a lifetime registration of the microchip.

Puppies cannot be adopted outside of the Houston area until they are spay/neutered after they are 4 months old.

It is against the law in the State of Texas for a rescue not to be sterilized so we have to make sure it gets completed and that we have record of it.

NOTE: In our bios, we provide information based on our volunteer's experience with a particular dog; such as temperament, training, and ability to get along with others.

AARF is a 501(c)3 Non Profit, all breed, no kill organization. Our group is always in need of donations in order to continue to give the needed medical care to our rescues. Adoption fees do not begin to cover all of the medical costs. Any donation , no matter how small is a big help and is greatly appreciated. Please help us to continue to help them. Thank you.

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