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Entered: 09/13/2015
Status: Adopted
Age: 4
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 60 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-
Temperament: Good with people as young as 10 (younger unknown), good with other dogs unless
Temp. Cont.: they get too close to his “person,” unknown with cats

Tex's Story . . .

"For a family that prefers a single dog, Tex would be an ideal addition since he will be a devoted companion.”

Tex and his brother had lived with their family in Maryland since they were puppies. When the husband unexpectedly passed away, his wife was left to deal with two rowdy Springer boys. Due to all of the anxiety, stress, and confusion in the household, the two boys started to fight. The wife made the wise decision to re-home one of them before someone became badly hurt.
Tex has done well in his foster home, but he does have to be managed around the other dogs. Tex likes to believe that the people are all HIS and he does not want to share them. He will growl and snarl at the other dogs if they come too close. He has not caused any injury, but mainly makes a lot of noise. His foster family feels that Tex would be best as the only dog in a household.
This boy has very nice house manners; he does not counter-surf or get into the trash. While crate trained, it is not necessary to crate Tex because he is trustworthy. At night he loves sleeping in the “big” bed with his family.  Other than his people, Tex does not resource guard any of his food or toys from the other dogs.
Tex loves to play with balls and…rocks!  He will bring a rock into the house and place it on the counter for his people. This is his way of telling them to throw it for him.  When obliged, Tex can always find “his rock!  He will play this game with tennis balls, too. Tex is always smiling and happy…he just wants to be close to his family.
Car rides are a great treat for Tex. On walks he will pull initially, but then calms down. Tex did very well at the vet appointment and for the groomer. He’s just so excited to have someone touching him.
For a family that prefers a single dog, Tex would be an ideal addition since he will be a devoted companion. Remember…Tex doesn’t require any fancy, expensive toys. Got rocks?  That‘s all you need, along with your love, to make Tex a very happy boy.