(Puppy) Texas

Hi! My Name Is (Puppy) Texas

We're happy to tell you that (Puppy) Texas has a new furever home.
Please visit our Available Dogs Page to see the pups currently available.

Texas is the smallest boy from his litter. He can't get enough affection and often puts his paws up on your leg or lap to ask you to hold him. Texas greets everyone with sloppy kisses and tail wags. This sweet mama's boy often chooses the humans over play time with his siblings. He has a longer, leaner physique than his siblings. His puppy voice is higher pitched than some of his siblings and he's really good at making sure you hear him when he needs something; an excellent communicator. Texas runs fast and hard and then he naps in the cutest places around the house (like under the open dishwasher door where no one can find him). He has a big dog friend in his foster home who he absolutely adores and he is very interested in playing with the new dogs he meets at puppy play groups with a local trainer. He's an extremely social boy. We're looking for humans who can keep up with this smarty pants shepherd mix!

Texas and his 5 siblings are growing up in a WCAL foster home. We sent out a doggy DNA test for one pup from this litter and just received the results. The top 5 breeds are German Shepherd (21%), American Pit Bull Terrier (15%), American Staffordshire Terrier (15%), Siberian Husky (14%) and Australian Cattle Dog (10%) with a lot of other breeds in smaller amounts. The DNA test also says that Carolina (our test pup) is predicted to be between 37-66 pounds when full grown. They were born to the dog of a homeless family in Lake County and we are ecstatic to have this opportunity to help them each find their way into an amazing home. Each pup from this litter is a loving, silly, entertaining baby dog and they're learning lots of important life skills each day. They are all scheduled for spay/neuter on 11/3 and then we'll be ready send them each home with a family of their own.

Texas sleeps through the night, eats four meals a day and potty training is coming right along thanks to a lot of time and attention from her foster family. Puppies this age cannot be left home alone for more than a few hours at a time. They nap in an open crate attached to a metal exercise pen (where they can't get into trouble while unattended).

We ask that all WCAL puppy adopters commit to attending a 4 week-long reward-based training class with their new puppy (we'll help you find a qualified, dog-friendly trainer near you). This is the best way we know how to help you bond with your new pup, give you access to current training techniques and ensure that your new dog becomes a happy, well-rounded member of society. We believe in being proactive and know from experience that the best time to train a dog of any age is NOW! It's important that the dogs we rescue get the very best start to reduce their chances of being surrendered to a shelter or banished to a backyard as an unruly, untrained adolescent who is no longer cute and small. If you don't have time to attend training classes with a puppy, please consider choosing an adult dog or waiting to adopt until your schedule is more flexible.