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Regal, majestic, stately. All these describe Braveheart. So do the words goofy, happy, funny, loving. Braveheart is all these things and more. At 2 ½ he has been through a lot in his short time on earth.

Braveheart came to rescue in dire need of medical attention. Found on the side of the road one dark night, he has made huge strides toward the normal life of a happy, healthy pup. He is a work in progress. Braveheart’s right hind leg, badly broken when he arrived at the Vet’s office, required a plate and 6 screws to put back together but our amazing Vet partners did just that. While they were doing the surgery they also decided to do FHO surgery on this left hind leg which had been dislocated earlier in life and would not stay in it’s socket any longer. He has been enjoying weekly swim therapy to strengthen the muscles in his hind legs and we are ecstatic to be able to announce that he is doing just awesome. He would benefit greatly from continued access to a swimming pool to keep improving his range of motion.

Braveheart is an awesome dog who, after almost a year of surgeries and therapies, is now running and enjoying his life, though there is a little hitch in his giddy-up and he will not be a long-distance runner. Morning or afternoon hikes with his people will be fine. He has great recall. In the evening he will lay at your feet and give you loving looks. Oh, and he has a foot fetish.

He adores squeaky toys! He will spend hours tossing them in the air and fetching them
again. Given a squeaky toy, he can entertain himself all afternoon.

Braveheart should probably not live with cats as he is VERY interested in them and only the most dog savvy cats will be able to tolerate his attentions for more than a few minutes.

Braveheart will need to be the one and only dog in your home. He can be snarky with other dogs and he is not beyond trying to toss his weight around to demonstrate that he is the head honcho on the ranch.

Lastly, Braveheart has not met a human that he does not want to say hi to, sit with, lean on. He loves his people and is Velcro with every person he meets, big or small.

Braveheart is crate trained, house trained, fully vetted and currently lives with his foster family in Rio Rico, AZ.

The first step to meeting any of our dogs is to submit an application. It in no way obligates you to adopt, it is simply part of our process. If the dog you are interested in is adopted before you can meet them or if we do not currently have a dog you are interested in we still encourage you to go through the approval process. Then you will be pre-approved and ready to adopt when a dog does come along that you are interested in.