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This special little man is named Pocket due to his small huggable stature! At about a year old and just under 40 lbs, he's a real peanut who loves snuggling with his foster moms and exploring the world around him. He's also great with the other resident dog in his foster home though has been hit or miss with other pups outside of foster.
Sadly, as a puppy, Pocket was the victim of abuse and that has had a long-term impact on his life in the form of hearing loss and some neurological issues. Socially, Pocket is a fairly typical 1 year old who can get into some mischief but is a friendly and wiggly little dude. His hearing loss has made training more difficult though his foster parents have done a spectacular job teaching him hand signals.
We anticipate that it may take Pocket a bit longer to transition to a new environment than it does other dogs but since he is thriving in his foster home, we know he can also be very happy and successful in his forever home. His foster is located in a busy part of Chicago and though he's happy as a clam there now, he will thrive most in a more laid back environment.
This little mush mouth is vaccinated, heartworm tested, neutered, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and we'd love to line up a time for you to meet him! You can email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com with any questions and access our adoption survey here: http://www.onetail.org/adoption/apply/
I have been in the market for a dog for the past 2 years and stumbled across Mr. Filbert several months ago on a separate pet search engine. Once Petcha launched, he was one of the first dogs that populated my screen. I quickly applied for him and was immediately contacted by Adrienne. The process could not have gone smoother from that point on. Adrienne immediately sent me an email and copied in Filbert's then-foster mom and we arranged a time for them both to come to my apartment. As soon as I met the curly canine, I fell in love. We played fetch for a few hours and his wonderful foster mom, Erica, took Filbert back to her place. I picked him up at Erica's home a few days later with the "foster to adopt" program and knew there was no way I couldn't keep the little guy. Benji (formerly known as Filbert) is my best friend and has grown tremendously the past few weeks. He was very timid towards new people, especially men, but with exposure and professional training, my little Benji has become quite the (well-behaved) stud on the block. I cannot thank Adrienne, Erica, and the OTAT people enough for bringing this little bundle of joy into my life! You guys took great care of Filbert/Benji and he is the perfect pet.