CAM – San Antonio Area

PTSD, PSYCHIATRIC, TBI, LIGHT MOBILITY, MEDICAL ALERT

Meet Charismatic Cam!!

Cam is a neutered, 2 year-old, 60 lbs., Black Labrador Retriever Mix.

Cam might be a bit shy at first, but quickly becomes friendly, outgoing, and completely open to petting and being held close.  He seems to cherish being close to his “person”.

Cam knows the basic commands of “Sit” and “Down”, makes good eye contact, knows “leave it”, and “heels” PERFECTLY on a leash with no pulling, and again, prefers to stay right by his person’s side. He is not distracted by traffic or other animals. Cam gets along with other dogs at the rescue, and has had some play time at adoption events. However, it is unknown how he will do in a home with another dog and/or cat.  Judging by his seeming enjoyment socializing with the other dogs, he probably would do just fine as either a single household dog or in a home with another dog if they got along.

Cam would be suited for a handler older than 7 years of age (regardless of gender), whose activity level is equal to walking for 1 hour and 45 minutes at 4mph or jogging for 50 minutes per day. (Spending a good part of the day doing some physical activity.)

Quick assessment of Cam:

  • Is in good health
  • Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
  • Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
  • Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds or more
  • Seems to be genuinely interested it’s “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in its mouth without incident
  • Treat motivated for training
  • When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
  • Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
  • Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
  • Exhibits no excessive barking (training can correct this behavior)
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Is microchipped
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • Unknown relations with cats

We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog.  Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet.  That training occurs when paired with their handler.  This enhances the bond between dog and owner.

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