Available for Adoption
Pet ID # 20-0693
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I will be at Pub 819 outside on the Pawtio, 819 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 on Sunday, June 26th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Come and meet me!
- DOB: 03/22/2017
- Requires another dog in home: No
- Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, although picky about his friends
- Okay with cats: No, has prey drive
- Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
- Weight: 49 pounds
- Requires a fenced yard: Yes, with limited mobility he needs a special helper harness for his back end. A yard would give him the freedom to roam.Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area
Hello, my name is Galleta, and I am a very handsome and loving 50 pound adult male who recently moved to Minnesota from Texas. When I first got here, I had to take some medication for this thing called Heartworm…thankfully that’s gone and now foster mom and I are tackling the serious mobility issue I have. You see, I have a malformed disc in my spine and although I do have feeling in my back legs, I don’t know how to use them yet, so I get around by dragging them behind me. Luckily, my amazing foster mom got me started in rehab and my doctor thinks that with some intensive therapy I may be able to learn to walk… that would really be awesome…HOWEVER, I want everyone I meet to know that I do not allow my disability to get me down or have a negative impact on my outlook on life or my ability to enjoy it. I even have my own version of fetch…truth be told, I don’t always bring the ball or toy back but HEY we’re in this together so why should I be the one to do all work…I’m just sayin’!!
Now I do not know much about my heritage, but I believe that I may be part Shepherd and cattle dog. That said, I like to think of myself more as a Heinz 57 type who identifies with everyone!! I admit that I’m a bit shy around new people but once I warm up to you the lovefest never ends…let’s just say you HAVE been warned! Hee, hee! I LOVE playing with sturdy toys that can withstand my roughhousing ways; getting as many pets and loves as I possibly can; and giving kisses. By the way, it MUST be said, that I give the best kisses in the world paws down!
I get along with kids and other medium-sized dogs, but I do have a high prey drive so cats are not a good fit for me. I can also be a bit possessive of anything I believe to be mine, especially food like fruits and veggies! As a matter of fact, I have not encountered a food or treat that I have not loved, and mom has found that little tidbit useful when she’s helping me with my stretches and exercises.
Foster mom and I are working on potty training and with a solid schedule I’m sure I’ll get it. I know what “kennel/crate” means and I am crate trained. As for the leash, since I don’t use my back legs, I am rarely on the leash but when I am, mom uses a special thing she calls a “helper harness.” Hopefully my new home will have a fenced yard where I know I will be safe! Though I wouldn’t say I do it a LOT, I suppose I should let you know that I sometimes like to speak for no specific reason. I guess I like to keep my peeps on their toes, maybe I’m just saying “Hello” or “I love you” or maybe I just want to hear myself talk!!
Anyway, mom says that I am “such a sweet bundle of love” and she could not be more spot on. All I need now is to find the furever home that I so richly deserve. One filled with unconditional love and patience with a strong pack leader and someone who will help me with rehab and keep me safe. Something in my soul tells me that you are my dream family, and I would love more than anything to begin my life with you!! Hopefully you will bring me home soon!! Love and best kisses EVER, Galleta!
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