October Mutt of the Month: Stevie Ray

October 1, 2015

Stevie Ray was rescued by our friends at Animal Rescue Corps(ARC) when they raided a breeding facility in Mississippi.  Thanks to their hard work and care, 75 large breed dogs and various other domesticated animals were rescued from extreme neglect.  All the dogs have been placed in ARC's partner rescues, and Stevie Ray, along with two other dogs, were placed with MMR.

 

Stevie Ray is 95 lbs of pure love and affection. He is so strong and getting healthier everyday. It's going to take a lot more than a heartworm infection to bring this big guy down. After two heartworm treatments, which he recovered like a champ, Stevie Ray is cheerful, ready to play, and go on short walks. Considering his neglected background, he only needs a small amount of training to make him easier to manage (due to his large size & musculature). He learns quickly and is an easy dog to have around. His foster family has been keeping him quiet and calm during his heartworm treatment, which actually comes naturally to Stevie Ray, but now he is now ready for leash training, discovering stairs and learning to play fetch. He already comes quickly when called, sits on command and is housebroken (as long as introduced slowly to new parts of a house). He is good with other dogs and very tolerant with active young dogs. Although good with other dogs, he loves being the recipient of all human attention and tries to dominate that attention. Therefore, he would be very happy as an only dog of an attentive adopter. He does NOT do well crated which makes sense since he spent most his life in a pen or cage. He doesn't chew on everything in site like many labs do. He is good with small children but since he's very food focused and hasn't learned to take treats gently from hands it isn't recommended that he be placed with small children. Stevie can also be food protective to other dogs, depending on the other dog's temperament and food frenzies but NOT to people. Stevie loves to cuddle, and would be besides himself to be able to sleep with his adoptive owner. Although he has yet to experience this, his foster family knows he would love it. He currently sleeps beside his foster Mom's bed on the floor and is perfectly happy even though he does attempt to climb in! Stevie Ray would be the perfect companion for so many people. Hurry up and apply while he's still available. "Pride and Joy" in your life, please apply for Stevie Ray now.  He is a wonderful, handsome, happy dog and will make some family or person very happy to have him in their home.

 

My adoption fee is $350, which covers the cost of routine vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, my microchip, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and any transport costs if applicable.  
 

To fill out an adoption application, go to:
http://muttsmatterrescue.com/adoption_app.html

 

You can save dogs like Bailey by becoming a foster home for a dog in need! Fosters are like way stations between high kill shelters and forever homes. We need fosters so that we can save dogs before they are euthanized at the shelters. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please check out our information about fostering on our website:
http://www.muttsmatterrescue.com/foster_faq.html

 

MMR covers the vet care, food, and tools to get started. You supply the love. Fostering saves lives. Sometimes a foster home is the only thing standing between life and death.

 

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