Tex is a senior boy who has been through BRAT before. He was placed in a home where he was very loved and very spoiled. A serious illness of his owner has made it necessary that he be rehomed and cannot spend his golden years with her as she had planned.
Tex has some problems that accompany age, but he still has his silly personality and he is very affectionate.Tex has seizures that are controlled with medication and he does have some joint pain accompanying his age.
Tex is described as the sweetest, gentlest dog ever. He is currently in a rather stressful situation and he needs his world to be calm, at least most of the time.
If you think you can giveTex the time and attention needed at this very difficult time in his life, please read the data sheet below carefully, complete the BRAT adoption form (if you have not previously done so) and contact the BRAT coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard.
The coordinator's link will take you to a form that will ask you your name, email address, the city and state you live in, why this dog is perfect for your family, a typical day in your household, and, if applicable, how you plan to transport Tex.
There is an adoption fee of $0.00 for Tex. BRAT adopters receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and internal worms if necessary, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome (dogs under 10), and heartworm tested. Our dogs get recommended dental work. Seniors over 10 get a senior panel. When indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. They are also temperament evaluated. In addition, BRAT provides free lifetime post-adoption counseling to help deal with behavioral or health issues. Finally, we provide a free lifetime identification tag connected to our "lost dog" toll free number.
Dog is a: Purebred
Dog's name: Tex
Dog is currently in: North Carolina
Birth date: 09/04/2004
Color: Brindle and White
Weight: 30 pounds
General health information: He is generally healthy, but has had seizures in the past beginning in May 2017 (his seizures are controlled by medication currently). He also has some joint pain due to age (treated with medication) and a back leg that is weaker/atrophied (due to unknown cause)... he is still able to use his leg, but tends to favor it.
Lyme Disease: No
Heartworm: Yes, Negative
DNA tested for Fanconi: No
Other tests: No
Regular heartworm given:Monthly
Other regular medication: Zonisamide 50 mg every 12 hours for seizures, given in a pill pocket Rimadyl chewable 25mg once daily in morning for joint pain, mixed with dry food
Rabies certificate: Yes
Eating schedule: 2 times per day
Type of food: Dry
Brand(s) of food: Purina One Chicken and Rice
Begs for food: No
Food dislikes: Most vegetable unless they are hidden in other food.
Favorite foods: Meat, cheese, pumpkin, plain yogurt, dog treats
Feeding instructions: 3/4 cup dry food twice per day. He currently eats around 6:00-6:30am and pm
Tex is very friendly with people, even strangers. He loves to sniff and be petted by anyone who visits. He is usually very well behaved at the vet and will let the vet examine him thoroughly without issue. He lives with a 15 year old female eight-pound miniature dachshund and has shown aggression towards her on occasion but has never physically hurt her. He is somewhat aggressive/anxious on leash when meeting other dogs so we avoid encounters with other dogs now.
Lived with children: No
Likes children: Older
Lived with cats: No
Likes cats: No
Lived with dogs: Yes
Likes dogs: No
Prefers men or women: Either
Likes strangers: Yes
Nips (playfully): No
Bites (in anger): No
Crate trained: Yes
Dog sleeps where: In dog bed at foot of owner's bed
House broken: Yes
Destructive indoors: No
Destructive outdoors: No
Dog is a climber: No
Dog is an escape artist: No
Easily startled: No
Wakes up grouchy: No
Rides well in car: No
Gets carsick: No
Rides in crate: No
Other information: He also has issues sometimes with getting all of his poop out while he is outside... sometimes he will come in with a little bit hanging out so I have become accustomed to checking/cleaning him up after he goes outside. He generally tolerates it well. It should be noted that his tail no longer curls up over his back (for unknown reasons, presumed to be neurological). It hangs straight down but this doesn't bother him... I'm only including it in case it matters to a potential adopter.
Reason for placement: Due to owner's health issues, she is no longer able to care for Tex as well as he deserves/needs and needs to find him a new home that will be accepting of his special needs and age.
Dog crate included: Yes, he has a large plastic airline approved crate. It is large enough for him to stand up and turn around in.
If you are interested in Tex, please use our coordinator contact form, to email our BRAT coordinator, Linda Webb-Hilliard. Thank you!
There is an adoption fee of $0.00 for Tex. BRAT adopters receive a dog that has been spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and internal worms if necessary, DNA tested for Fanconi syndrome (dogs under 10), and heartworm tested. Our dogs get recommended dental work. Seniors over 10 get a senior panel and, when indicated, we test our dogs for thyroid deficiencies. They are also temperament evaluated. In addition, BRAT provides free lifetime post-adoption counseling to help deal with behavioral or health issues. Finally, we provide a free lifetime identification tag connected to our "lost dog" toll free number.