Meet AJ, a 9 year old male chocolate tri-color with blue merle markings. He was picked up by the city at his home in NC quite a distance from this rescue when his owner decided she no longer wanted him. The shelter contacted us to take him into rescue. When we evaluated him it was obvious that he had been badly mistreated and abused and it took him some time to regain his trust of humans, especially women.
Because we have worked with him, he has learned to enjoy being rubbed and that is real progress from where he was on day one. He will do best in a home with no children or cats, and as the only dog or maybe with a very easygoing dog social pal. His new owner will need to be patient, very caring, and a strong alpha personality to continue his journey towards a new life so that he can be a good companion. Simply put, he just needs someone who can accept him the way he is (he has a 1 to 2 grade heart murmur) and just help him work through the bad times/good times that are obviously due to his past life and how he was mistreated before coming to rescue. He is doing lots better and no longer has the huge chip that he had on his shoulder. But, it doesn't just go away that easy.....and that's where he needs your help; someone to give him a chance and also......a good life! He is current on shots, neutered and heartworm negative. Maybe you are the one owner who can help him to move on to a home with a 2nd chance of having a better life. Fill out an application to be approved, he really would like a home, someone to love him and an owner who will help him to do well in a caring home environment. Please give him the 2nd chance that he deserves..
His adoption fee is $350.