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-Written by Huckley, a 4-5-month-old, 33lb male Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix.
I used to have a family. I wasn't always without a home...but then again every dog has their own story about how it got to this point. Today, you get to hear mine.
It should have never happened. I should have never ended up on the streets. That isn't how my adoption story should have been. I was cute, I was playful, and I was everything that someone would want in a puppy. So, why did they abandon me? Was it because I had an accident in the house? Was it because I chewed up something? Was I too playful for them? Why? Why did they not only abandon me but allow me to end up on the streets? Did they not understand how dangerous that was for me? Did they not realize that I would look for them? One minute they were there and the next they weren't. I went from being safe inside to dodging cars. I went from getting meals to digging through the trash. I went from having a nice bed to sleeping on the cold streets. Obviously, this was all a mix-up. My owners were coming to come for me and if they didn't I would find them. They wouldn't truly abandon me like this, and they would be so happy when I found them again.
As it turns out...I never got the chance. I guess it is a crime to be roaming the streets without your family, and I ended up in doggie jail. At least now my owners would know where I was and would take me home. They never did though. As each day went by, the reality truly set in that they no longer wanted me. That this was truly happening. That I was now homeless. I realized that I was just another abandoned shelter dog who was failed by the people he loved.
As you can tell, I made it out of the shelter. I had a foster family step up for me which allowed this rescue to accept me into their program. When I entered my foster home, I had a choice to make. I could choose to let my past affect me, or I could continue to love life and everything it has to offer. I chose the second option. I am an active, playful, and cuddly puppy who loves naps. I love to play with the other dogs, I love to play with toys and I enjoy going for walks. I like drinking from the water hose but you better not turn that hose on me! I am not a fan of playing in the water, I am many things but a water dog doesn't seem to be one of them.
I am a total people dog, I don't let the betrayal of my past mess with how I react to people in the present. I will happily go up to them and say hello. I am one of those dogs that always seem to be smiling and am welcoming to everyone that I meet! I do jump when I get excited. I can't help it, how can you expect me to hold in my excitement when you come home? Or not to try and give hugs to the people that came over to say hi to me?! While I love getting to meet adults, I also enjoy hanging out and playing with the kiddos. I am a playful puppy though so the kids should be 5+. I am not currently being fostered around the creatures referred to as "cats". I have heard about them but have yet to meet one. I am a pretty happy-go-lucky guy so I think we would get along just fine, but hopefully, they wouldn't mind if I try to play with them.
I know that a lot of people like to keep a clean house so I am happy to report that I am potty trained and not a big chewer. Now, before you start jumping for joy we need to set some ground rules. I promise my best not to potty in the house as long as you let me out often. I also promise to try my best not to chew up any of your stuff if you keep it put up. If you just carelessly leave it lying around then I might assume that it's a new toy for me and chew it up. Do you see what I am getting at here? I am willing to put in the work if you are willing to put in the training and time to show me what is expected of me ;). I am not the biggest fan of the kennel. I would much rather be hanging out with the other dogs instead of locked up. However, I understand that sometimes it is necessary and am learning to accept it..begrudgingly though I might add. I am on the vocal side when playing with the other dogs but wouldn't go as far as to say that I am a big barker. Now, as I mentioned above..I am not the biggest fan of the kennel and I will voice my displeasure about it for a bit. So, I don't think an apartment would be a suitable choice for me at this time. You know what would be suitable for me though? Your bed! I am a cuddler and love to sleep in bed with you at night. So, be sure to save a spot for me, please!
Now, I have shared my story with you but I would like to take it a step further. I have told you about myself, but I am also going to have my foster share some things about me. Ready....Set...Read!
"Huckley spent a month in the shelter as a young puppy, but you would never know! He is our happy-go-lucky little sunshine puppy. Always so happy! My favorite quality of Huckley is how cuddly he is. He will sleep in your arms like a baby and cuddle up in your lap. A home that desires this quality and wouldn’t mind him laying on the furniture or bed, would be a great fit for him.
Huckley has adjusted very well to the routine of his foster home. He is kenneled on my work days and is growing more accepting of it, though it is not his favorite. He is used to being kenneled 4 hours at a time, having a potty break during my lunch hour. He is doing very well in the house with potty training, so long as I let him out often to do his business. He hasn’t learned to ask to go out yet.
Huckley would do very well with kids. He is a playful puppy, but otherwise, so very sweet and would grow into a great family dog. He is very dog friendly as he is being fostered with 2 large dogs and one his size and loves all of them!"
Now you have heard from me and my foster family. Now, I have to ask...are you ready for some extra sunshine in your life? Are you ready to fill that open space on your bed? If so, please apply to adopt me at
Once you have submitted your application, it will be sent on to my foster family for consideration.
I am being fostered in Tulsa, OK. I ride well in the car and am not opposed to being adopted out of state. However, I love being close to my people so if you don't clip me in I will definitely try to ride upfront with you!
My adoption fee is $300.
That will include two sets of puppy shots and wormings. I will also have had a bordetella. I will be micro-chipped, have a fecal done, be de-wormed, be spayed/neutered, and will be current on heart-worm and flea/tick prevention.
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