Cowboy – TX

Meet Cowboy

Breed: Staffordshire Mix

Description: Cowboy is white with a few black spots and gorgeous blue eyes that make your heart melt when he looks at you.

Gender: Male

Weight: 31 lbs.

Age: 1 years 0 months

Spayed / Neutered: Yes

House Trained? Cowboy is fully potty and house trained.

Crate Trained? Cowboy is crate trained. He is very comfortable in his crate and sleeps through the night most nights. He lets me know if he needs to go out to potty and goes right back to sleep after.

General Training? Cowboy is very smart and has learned "sit" with a hand sign. He sits nicely while his food is prepared and he will be starting a puppy training class in early March.

Good with Children? Cowboy does not meet a stranger. He loves all people but does not know his size yet. He has met children of all ages and loves them all but may bump over a little one until he learns more manners.

Good with Other Dogs? Cowboy is great with other dogs. He is in a foster home with 5 other dogs and does well with them all. He cannot hear warning growls so when meeting new dogs he assumes all are friendly. His favorite game to play with foster siblings is chase.

Good with Cats? Cowboy has not been exposed to cats. There are no foster cats in the home. If that is a concern we can test him with dog friendly cats.

Location / Contact

Residence: At rescue organization

City: Temple

State: TX

Rescue/Shelter: Association for Pet Adoption Center (APAC) - in a rescue foster home

Contact Name: Terri Cousins


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Meet sweet Cowboy who is a beautiful, 8 month old deaf bully puppy who is looking for a active family to call hi sown.

Update 5/28/17: From Cowboy’s foster: Cowboy is now house trained.  Has not had an accident in the house for about 3 weeks.

Recent photo of Cowboy May, 17

Cowboy is an amazing boy.  He absolutely loves children.  He spent the weekend with a friend while I traveled and I am told he was a perfect guest.  He still has a lot of puppy energy and needs a family that includes him in most activities and helps him spin out some of his energy so he doesn’t become frustrated.  They had a small male terrier and they played chase until both were tired. .He enjoyed snuggle time with their little boy.



Update on Cowboy 3/15/17:

Cowboy has now learned signs for sit, eat, come, no-no, and his name. He can sit with a group of dogs and wait for his name to be “signed” before taking his treat. He has learned to let me know he wants to go outside but has not connected going outside and going potty. We are now working on signs for off, outside, and down and are combining outside and potty to try and connect the two for potty training. If adopted in the central Texas area, he will have discounted dog training should the family continue his training with the same organization offering free training while he is a foster.

** Since he is a puppy, he has changed since the first pictures, I would love to update those but my eyes have not found the link to do that yet. Pictures on petfinder and our personal website have been updated. The main pictures on this site is a puppy picture and might be misleading now that he is close to 5months old

Above: updated photo of Cowboy 3/15/17

Meet Cowboy! He is a wonderful boy! We believe he is a staffordshire bully mix. But he came to this foster home from a shelter so parents are unknown. Cowboy is loving and sweet. He meets no strangers and loves everyone and every dog he meets.

Cowboy came to this foster home in mid December 2106 with a deformity in his front legs, but with three weeks of wearing splints he has beautiful straight legs and can run and play with his foster siblings like a regular dog. Cowboy is deaf but we are working on training him with hand signs. He is very smart and eager to learn.

He is treat motivated which make straining easy. Cowboy is kennel trained, he sleeps quietly all night long but if he needs to go potty he lets me know and then goes right back to sleep. He has been to a few adoption events and was great, but he doesn’t hear other dogs give a warning growl so he needs to be supervised with other dogs until you are certain they are a good fit together.

Cowboy does very well riding in the car but likes to have his person’s had on him during the ride. We will be introducing him to riding in a kennel very soon. Cowboy is doing very well on potty training but still has an occasional accident in the house. We use a puppy schedule of going out every 2 hours plus after eating, sleeping and play time. Accidents almost always occur when we do not stick to our potty schedule.

We will be starting a puppy training class with Cowboy in early March to keep him learning while he waits for his perfect forever family. He is already neutered, up to date on routine vaccinations and he is micro-chipped.

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