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Looking for a head-turning-kind-of-handsome companion to share a lifetime of memories with? Then you have found just the dog in our resident stud-pup: Ferdinand.
It's a typical public misconception that purebred dogs are almost impossible to find in the world of animal rescue, but it's actually far from the reality. Purebreds are a common sight at shelters, and are sometimes even more at risk for euthanasia than their "mutt" counterparts. Such seems to be the story of Ferdinand.
We first met Ferdie at the end of a long row of kennels in one of the highest-kill shelters in the area. While the other dogs around him were going into overdrive with barks and snarls, Ferdinand caught the attention of our staff with the way he approached the kennel gate with grace, calm and composure.
We took Ferdinand out into the small, cramped meet-and-greet area, and he instantly came up to our staff members and leaned into their legs, begging for ear scratches and wiggling his stumpy tail in excitement. We knew a smart dog like Ferdinand would find a fantastic forever home in a heartbeat!
Since coming to the haven of New Leash On Life's thirteen-acre Ranch property, Ferdinand has blossomed into a smart, loyal, loving guy who wants nothing more than to stretch out in the sun or play in the dog park. He has earned the affectionate nickname of "Velcro" among the staff and volunteers -- he still wraps around our legs, much like a curious but shy toddler experiencing the world around him for the first time.
We suspect Ferdi was primarily an outside dog in his previous home without much interaction. He would benefit from a home with experienced dog handlers or someone experienced with his breed. Ferdi is incredibly smart and wants nothing but to please his people and play all day.
We have no doubt that with a little effort, Ferdinand will make the finest of dogs -- full of enough love and loyalty to last for years to come!
Click the "Adopt Me" button to submit an adoption application for FERDINAND today!