Meet Zorro, a very handsome 2 year-old Shepherd, Hound, Lab mix male with a sweet smile. This wonderful dog was left behind in an outdoor pen when his owner died and was living in knee-deep mud when he was rescued. A neighbor took him in, cleaned him up, and contacted a local rescuer for help with him. Zorro then made the trip to Canine Lifeline so he could take his time finding the perfect new home. This great boy seems to have been well-cared for at one point in his life as he will eagerly sit and shake hands for a treat. We subsequently found out that he lived with a single older man who cared very much for Zorro but unfortunately, when his owner died, the man’s relatives moved into the house and put Zorro outside. Zorro has excellent crate manners and is likely to be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee that he won’t have accidents as he adjusts to his new home. Zorro does fairly well on a leash at this point and with some daily practice in his new home, will soon be walking like a pro. He does best when walking with a harness so we will send one home with his new person or family. Zorro is dog-friendly so may enjoy having a canine buddy in his new home. He loves to play with tennis balls and toys of all kinds. Zorro is a happy, outgoing, sociable guy who enjoyed all the attention he received when his photos were taken. Zorro was adopted from us recently but returned after about a month because he had snapped several times at the wife. It seems that he bonded with the husband who was home with him all day and may have thought three was a crowd when the man’s wife, who worked during the day, was at home. Zorro is in a foster home with a single woman and has been nothing but sweet and affectionate with her. He’s also been great with all of our female volunteers so he doesn’t have an issue with women in general. We have since discovered that Zorro has a congenital problem with his right eye which has resulted in blindness in that eye although at a cursory glance, the eye looks normal. Zorro weighs about 51 pounds and his adoption fee is $350. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Zorro. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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