Meet Rowdy a Vizsla/Doberman mix
We’d like to introduce a special guest….Rowdy! Rowdy is a 10 month old boy who weighs 60lbs. Rowdy was taken from a person giving him away in the Walmart parking lot. Rowdy was taken to foster care by a rescue, where they learned a lot about him: he is very social–Rowdy has lived with young children, dogs, cats, goats, and horses! Rowdy took some puppy training at the beginning, but is doing great with potty training. He also needs a good containment system (fences higher than 4 feet) and plenty of mental and physical stimulation or he tends to find yummy things to chew….pretty standard puppy stuff. They also learned that Rowdy should not live with chickens 🙂 Rowdy will need an experienced companion who can help him with some manners–his foster did a great job curbing some of his inappropriate puppy stuff, but he still tends to jump up and can be a bit mouthy when excited. With some patient guidance, this boy is eager to learn and please!

When Rowdy came to the shelter, he tested positive for heartworm. With the help of Shelter Friends, his treatment will be paid for. All an adopter will need to do is give him meds (not hard–not a picky eater!!) and help him get to the vet for monthly appointments (not for forever–just a few months). After that, he’ll be heartworm free and no different than any other dog.

PS–the scarring on my face is just that–No, I don’t have mange or anything icky. It is scar tissue that I’ve had since I was a pup. Please look past my blemishes into my beauuuutiful soul!

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass, across from the Grants Pass Airport. You are encouraged to call the shelter at 541 474-5458. When calling please press option 0. Hours open to the public 10 am – 4 pm every day except Sunday and posted holidays. Up to date on shots, spayed or neutered and micro chipped. You are encouraged to make every effort to visit the shelter for a meet and greet. Staff available to assist. You can walk on the trails and interact in the play yards. Unless otherwise noted, we can not say if your dog does well with cats, livestock or chickens or with the dogs you may already have in your home or at dog parks. So please, if you have a dog, please arrange to bring for a meet and greet. Current vaccinations, spayed or neutered and micro chipped.