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This is a very busy time of year for the Nebraska Humane Society, and today was no exception. This week’s featured dog was surrendered by his owners because their home flooded and they did not have a place for him.
His name is Trooper and he is a 10-month-old Pit Bull mix who weighs about 54 pounds. He was found in the shelter’s night drop box but his owners did partially fill out a surrender form for him. Here are some of the things we know about him: He is calm, friendly and playful around adults, visitors and other dogs. He lived with children ages two and three and was friendly and playful around them. He is almost housetrained.
Today, he was vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and tested negative for heartworm disease in the Animal Medical Department. His toenails were clipped there during his surgery.
After surgery, Trooper came to the shelter’s grooming room for a little beauty-enhancement time. First, he was brushed with a stiff bristle brush then given a bath with regular dog shampoo. His ears were cleaned while he was in the tub. When he was dry, he was brushed again from head to tail, and given a splash of manly cologne. Finally, a homemade scarf was tied around his neck to finish off his fashion-forward look.
To keep Trooper well groomed, his new owners need only brush him once a week, trim his nails twice a month and clean his ears once a month. He can have a bath once every month or two. Like all “pitties,” he is a wash-n-go kind of guy.
Trooper’s Meet Your Match evaluator pegged him as a “Green, Free Spirit.” He is smart and confident. His evaluator notes that he really likes people and attention. He is still a puppy and as a “Free Spirit,” would truly benefit from obedience classes at Manners ‘n More University given at the shelter. Ask an adoption counselor for more information on the classes.
Trooper is a majority Pit Bull and therefore falls under the Omaha “Bully Breed” city ordinance. Ask your adoption counselor what the ordinance requires. Trooper can shed some of these requirements by passing a Breed Ambassador test. You and he can study for that test in classes at the shelter as well.
Log on at www.nehumanesociety.org for more information about Trooper. Or come meet this handsome, fun-loving Pit Bull for yourself at the shelter, 8929 Fort Street.
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