Sign-Up for our Newsletter

DON'T BE TRICKED! We want to help protect you from scammers that attempt to trick you into paying for a pet. All pets on Home To Home should be free. No rehoming or adoption fees are allowed through this site. Review our policies and guidelines.

Saúl

Contact the Owner

Please register to contact the owner about this pet.

About

Breed

Cattle Dog

Age

8 Years

Gender

Male

Size

Large (> 40 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Large Livestock (cows
  • Livestock

Spayed/Neutered

Yes

Current on Vaccines

Yes

Specialized Care

  • Behavior Concerns

Location

Austin, TX

Biography

We are searching for Saúl's next human companion. He has been a beloved member of our family for 8 years since we adopted him around 6mos of age from Austin Animal Center. He's been know for his expressive and goofy ears, incredible intelligence, good looks, love for walks, companioning us on many adventures, diehard obsession with squirrels, treat motivation, and fear of thunderstorms. More recently, Saúl is displaying worsening arousal levels, fear and anxiety, and difficulty with bite inhibition. He has had four incidents of aggression towards humans (all male family members) over the past 1.5 years. Two of the four were considered level 4 bites. We are now expecting our first child, and with assessment and guidance from our dog behaviorist, we have determined he is not a safe fit for our family. Saúl has many redeeming qualities, and we really hope there's a match out there for him. We will share all of his records, including his vet assessments after the first bite, demonstrating that there are not underlying pain issues linked with the worsening displays of aggression.

Per our behaviorist, he would need a single female companion who lives a quiet lifestyle, has no children or other pets, and is patient to give him time and space. She wouldn't expect cuddles from him. She would have resources to potentially get psychiatric medication treatment and/or continued support from our behaviorist or another one. A fenced-in yard, especially a larger property, would be ideal since this pup has some energy.

Saúl must find his next home by the end of February. 

**Friends of AAC offers training vouchers! Email pet.resources@austintexas.gov for more info**

*** Home To Home is a platform that connects people looking to rehome their pets with interested adopters. The pet on this page is not part of Austin Animal Center's (AAC) adoption program. AAC has not evaluated or assessed this pet. AAC is not able to verify the accuracy of descriptions written by the pet owner – please contact the pet owner directly to learn more about them.***

Trigger shelter registration modal