PINTO – San Antonio

PSYCHIATRIC, PTSD, TBI, MEDICAL ALERT, MOBILITY, RETRIEVAL

Meet Prancing Pinto!!

Pinto is a gorgeous, 14 month old, 85 lbs., unneutered German Shepard mix.

Pinto is a big, healthy boy who absolutely loves being with his handler and new people.  Pinto absolutely loves being petted, snuggling, and giving lots of sweet kisses!  Pinto knows a few basic commands and always wants to close to his “person”.

Pinto is extremely smart and learns new commands quickly – making good eye contact.  Pinto is a very energetic and goofy boy when he plays.  He will be best suited with an adult who has a yard or is able to play/work with him regularly.  Pinto is very gentle and quiet.  He just wants all the loving he can get and give back!

Pinto will be neutered with all costs associated by his current handler, either prior to adoption or after.  Pinto has not been exposed to children or other animals such as cats.  Pinto is not yet housebroken, as he has been very well-taken care of by his current handler who has a large backyard and plenty of shade for Pinto to rest in.   Pinto has been in the home with the handler at times, but the handler is an older Navy veteran with his wife, and they have been taking care of Pinto since the handler’s 80 year-old brother could no longer care for Pinto. 

The current handler absolutely love Pinto and want him to go to a special home where he is able to have purpose and receive love.

Quick assessment of Pinto:

  • 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
  • Not Housebroken
  • Seems to be genuinely interested its “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in its mouth without incident
  • 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
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • On monthly preventives
  • 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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