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Gender: Male
Breed: Dutch Shepherd Mix
Age: Adult
Weight: 50 lbs
Adoption Status: Available
Heartworm Status: Negative
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Housetrained: Yes
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Hello, I am Rico!

I am a 1 year old Dutch Shepherd mix. My story sounds like so many others, but my fate wasn’t not always clear. See I was dumped outside of a shelter, and I began following my beloved owner. Well in the mists of me trying to catch my owner, everything went black. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but all of a sudden I was in a lot of pain and I couldn’t move my back legs. Come to find out I was hit by a car, and it crushed my pelvis.

No I shouldn’t have been wandering the streets, but it wasn’t BY CHOICE! I was left. I was abandoned by someone that was suppose to LOVE ME! You left me on the side of the road, and I WAITED FOR YOU, but waiting nearly got me killed. You are the reason I am where I am. ADORE has stepped in to care for me, and love me (and my badly broken body).

I have completed the two surgeries that I needed to fix my badly broken pelvis, and have been on the mend for a few months. However, not only did I have to endure 2 very painful surgeries, but I started to feel sick. The nice people at the vets office did a test on me, and they told me I had something called DISTEMPER. Again, this is something that could have been prevented if the person who LOVED ME, got me vaccinated. It seems I just wasn’t important enough to matter to them.

I am now a healthy happy boy that is looking for a new family that can love me, and promise to never abandon me like my old family did. I promise that I will be the best dog you’ve ever had. I love other dogs and I’m so gentle with everyone. I’m shy at first, but I love people and getting belly rubs.

I am heartworm negative, up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped.

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We are located in Houston, TX, but we do adopt to other states and Canada as well.Transport fee is determined by the dogs weight for the flight and the cost of the traveling kennel, and the fee includes: spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and health certificate.




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