Photo Comments Age: 12 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Baxter
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Bubba, Bubby, Wooby, Monkey Man, Baxy Boy
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March 21st 2013
March 7th 2004
Chewing his toys and playing tug
Having his toys put away
His Kong and his Nylabone Happy Moppy
Earthborn Holistic Grain Free wet and dry food , and Blue Buffalo Wilderness wet food
Around the block by the local middle school
Shake, high five, roll over, and "gimme" (he stands on his back legs and streches his front paws out like he's reaching for something)
I adopted him from my town's local humane society
Baxter was a stray who came to our local humane society. He was in really bad shape when he came in; he was severly under weight (he was almost 14 lbs when I adopted him), very dehydrated, he was missing hair, dandruff, and had a pretty bad infection on his puppy-making material. It turns out that Baxter at some point in his life (I'm still not totally sure when, as his back story is pretty vague) he was used as a breeder dog, so he has a fixation and obsessive tendency with humping other dogs; male, female, it doesn't matter. Because of that, a lot of the dogs at the shelter would basically gang up on him, and some were apparently a little agressive (he had a couple of scabbing bite marks on his head). He was also getting sick from the food the shelter had, and they were having a heck of a time finding something that wouldn't make him sick.
When I saw him, he wasn't really focused on anything, was barking like crazy, and just compleatly skeletal. He originally wasn't my first choice- he was older, he looked really sick, and I was worried he would hump everything and everyone in my home. However, one of the volunteers took him and I out to the shelter's fenced yard to let him run around. Once he got away from the other dogs he was less anxious, way more calm, and turned into the biggest lover boy. The volunteer told me about what she knew of his past, and that he was probably the sweetest dog in the shelter. She also mentioned he was housetrained (which was a prerequisite for me- I live in an apartment and all dogs HAVE to be housetrained) so I was sold. I figured it would be a lot of work, but he deserved a loving, calm, safe home.
Now, almost 2 months later, he is healthy. He's still a little underweight (19 lbs), but his coat is glossy and healthy, his bald patches are filling in, he is full of energy, VERY quick to learn and is the biggest cuddle bug you'll ever meet. He's even slowly getting over his humping obsession. It's going to take a lot of work to break who knows HOW long lasting of a behavior, but the little guy is worth it.
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