Eliot

Label Info
Sex
Male
Age
3 years, 8 months
Weight
71 lbs
Spay/Neuter
Yes
Heartworm Status
Negative
Microchip
Yes
Good w/Kids
Yes
Good w/Big Dogs
Not Sure
Good w/Small Dogs
Not Sure
Good w/Cats
Not Sure
House Trained
Yes
Adoption Status
Available
Location
Houston

Hi! I’m Eliot, a dog with a calm, adaptable and affectionate demeanor whose love for life shines through my every action. A gentle soul, I was first spotted weaving in and out of heavy traffic. After roaming for a few days, I fell asleep on a front porch, where I was eventually trapped with the help of some bacon, sausage and a stubborn human who would not give up on me.

Despite ending up on the street, it is clear I was loved at some point. I want to be your best friend and aim to please. I find joy in the simple pleasures, but my absolute favorite activity (aside from hanging out with you, of course) is chasing my orange and blue Nerf dog ball. Don’t worry, it comes with me. 

I have mastered basic commands and am eager to learn more. Ask me to ‘sit’ and I can do one better – as soon as my butt hits the ground I will offer you my paw to shake (be prepared for sad eyes if you do not oblige). I am initially bashful with new people and surroundings, but quickly warm up. At this time, I am unsure of other dogs and would prefer to be the only pet in the house, though I may warm up with proper training and slow, structured introductions.

Other dogs may not be my favorite companions just yet, but with humans, I’m nothing but affectionate and eager to please. My social skills are blossoming. Initially cautious, I quickly adapt to newsituations, both human and environmental. I am a good boy on a leash and do not mind cars, bikes, lawnmowers, etc. Squirrels and rabbits are a different story. I am also a fan favorite when visiting the vet. 

When my foster parents are at work, I am completely fine on my own during the day. I have had no accidents and love my crate, though I am also totally fine with free rein of the house. I eagerly greet my foster family when they return home. 

When it comes to food, I am a gentleman. There's no guarding here, just a happy dog ready for his next trick in exchange for a tasty reward. I’m also gentle when accepting treats. I’m told my trainability is impressive, but I don’t like to brag.

Basic obedience? I’ve got it down. Commands like 'sit' and 'shake' are met with enthusiasm, especially when there's a treat involved. 

I’m not just looking for a house to live in, but a home to love and be loved in return. With the right family, I’m sure to become not just a pet, but a cherished member of the family.