Bruiser has been in foster for two months now and he has made a lot of progress. He now gets along well with both of his foster siblings, male and female. Bruiser is housebroken when you are home with him. He does require at least a midday break and would love a home where somebody is there often. Bruiser is very loving with his foster parents and has been enjoying the comforts of being in a home environment. You can often find him curled up on the couch.
Bruiser was seized from his home as part of a cruelty case. He was chained outside and tangled up with another dog. Bruiser could not get in his dog house and there was no food or water available. Once seized, the shelter reached out to rescue for help. They reported Bruiser was very shy and fearful, but still sweet with people. He did well with both other dogs and also with cats on his evaluations at the shelter. Bruiser was neutered and brought up to date on all vet care.
When the volunteer from the shelter was transporting him, Bruiser escaped from the car. He was not trusting enough of people to be able to be caught. A volunteer from AABR spent the next day tracking Bruiser with the assistance of two local rescue groups. They were finally able to catch Bruiser in a trap and he was immediately transported to his foster home. Bruiser is now living with two other dogs, a male and a female. Because of his recent escape and his tendency to bolt, a fenced yard will be a requirement for Bruiser’s new home. He needs an experienced adopter who can help Bruiser continue to overcome his past. Bruiser will need work with his socialization and with learning the routines of a home. Bruiser’s foster family will provide an update once they get to know him better.