Lobo arrived at Forget Me Not shelter after all the other dogs in his family were found (by law enforcement) deceased inside their shared home – we don’t know what happened to the other dogs, but Lobo survived whatever it was, probably because he was outside the home. When he came to the shelter, he was frightened and somewhat traumatized… neighbors of his former home said, a couple of days before the grisly scene inside was discovered, they heard a dog outside howling a mournful song, and we can only assume that Lobo was able to sense the loss of his packmates. Heartbreaking.
During his time at Forget Me Not, we have watched Lobo blossom into a happy, playful boy. He is about 8 but still runs around with younger, more energetic dogs and is learning about fetch, too. He’s also good with our smaller senior dog Jack (a blind terrier mix boy), and with our smaller lazy dog Roscoe (a French bulldog/Boston terrier mix boy). The only dog he prefers not to be with is Bella, our resident “juvenile delinquent” wild and crazy German Shepherd pup – she is just a bit too much for him. He has seemed a bit “intense” with his cat encounters so would probably do best in a cat-free home… but an experienced dog-and-cat person could probably train him to live with a dog-savvy cat.
Lobo seems to be some sort of shepherd/kelpie/who-knows-what mix, and weighs about 50 pounds.
Lobo had a full dental cleaning with 3 extractions, his geriatric panel looks great, and he is in top physical condition now that he’s put on a few needed pounds. He has only fish oil for supplements at this time, and can do stairs and also brisk walks or even moderate runs. He just knows he is loving attention, loving regular meals (he is a good eater, too), loving being groomed (he has a thick undercoat and benefits from at least 5 minutes of grooming per day), and he is thriving now. Just imagine how happy he will be when he discovers life gets EVEN BETTER once he has a forever home!
Lobo’s stay at Forget Me Not had a sad beginning, but you will give him the happy ending he deserves… and although Lobo will think he is the big winner when adoption day gets here, the truth is, it’s his new family that will get the furry equivalent of the gold medal. He is going to be a fantastic companion.
Lobo is posted for the Forget-Me-Not shelter in Republic, WA who offer a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.
ODH has not met this dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.