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‘Being at the shelter is detrimental to his health.’ Big Dog needs a permanent home fast.

Big Dog needs a family that will love him forever.

One of this week’s featured pets up for adoption at the Erath County Humane Society is Big Dog, a 10-year-old male Shepherd mix that desperately needs a permanent home.

“He was found as a stray in March,” ECHS executive director Serena Wright told Beneath the Surface News. “The finder was told the owner had thrown him out because he was no longer wanted.”

Big Dog has low energy, but high anxiety and is struggling at the shelter.

“He is definitely an inside dog,” Serena said. “He loves lounging on the couch or on a comfy bed.”

Big Dog is very people friendly (especially children) and gets along well with other dogs, but not cats or small livestock.

“He is house trained and only has accidents if left inside too long,” Serena said. “He is not crate trained and will hurt himself trying to get out.

“He has lots of anxiety here at the shelter. He is in foster at this time, but the fosters are only short term. We need to find him a forever home soon. Being at the shelter is detrimental to his health.”

Big Dog does well on a leash and enjoys riding in a car, but he is terrified of storms.

He is neutered, partially vaccinated (needs rabies) heartworm negative and on prevention.

He has been at the shelter since September.

Penelope is a two to three-year-old female domestic shorthair.


“She is very people friendly and loves attention,” Serena said. “She is a very curious cat that likes to explore her surroundings.

“She is not super cat friendly and might do better in a home with no other cats.”

Penelope is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped and litterbox trained.

She has been at the shelter since August.


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