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Help Teddy find a new Home for Valentine's Day! Rover Oaks' Long-Term Foster Ready for Forever Home!

Posted Feb 12 2011 1:04pm
This week, once again due to the freezing weather, we will not be featuring a Rover's Makeover. Instead, we wanted to feature another great pup who is ready for a warm, cozy furrever home!

The folks at  Rover Oaks Pet Resort  in Katy work frequently with  Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP)  to offer training assistance and temporary foster care for a number of dogs in need of a little extra help to become more adoptable and find their perfect families. Over the course of the last five years, more than 50 dogs have found loving homes through this program.

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Meet Teddy, a very beloved long-term foster at Rover Oaks Katy. Teddy was originally found by a good Samaritan, who picked him up and nursed him back to health after he had been hit by a car and left behind. She also took care of treating him for heartworms. But, since he wasn't getting along with her dogs, she couldn't keep him and asked Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) to help him out...and they in turn asked us to work with him on some training. Our Teddy may look a little rough around the edges (we prefer to think of him as "distinguished"), and had clearly had a pretty tough life before his rescuer saved him, but he is truly a gentle Teddy Bear, and loves all people that he meets. He does, however, have a high prey drive (possibly because he spent much of his life hunting for his own meals), and so he needs to be an only pet, no exceptions. If not for that fact, any number of us at Rover Oaks would have taken him home long ago!
Teddy is, we think, a shar pei mix, about 65 pounds or so. He is a little older, maybe 7 or 8, but is very healthy. His only health issues are seasonal allergies that make him itchy, especially in late spring/early summer, but these are easily treated with over-the-counter medications such as Chlortrimeton. He would like to believe that he is a lap dog, and we let him get away with that perception. Teddy has been with us at Rover Oaks for almost three years now, and while he is happy here and gets lots of love and attention, it does not take the place of a real home and family. He is a seriously low maintenance dog...thoroughly housetrained, requesting only a soft bed or sofa to lie on, lots of pets and cuddles, a healthy diet, a few chew bones and stuffed toys...and an occasional game of tug-o-war (which he always wins!). He doesn't need much exercise, and is not the dog to take to the dog park or for long walks in the neighborhood, and would do best in a home with a fenced yard rather than an apartment where he would likely encounter other pets on a regular basis.
Won't you help Tedders find a wonderful home of his very own? If you'd like more information, or would like to meet him, please give us a call at 281-693-7687...or check out his story and those of many other wonderful pets at the Citizens for Animal Protection website, . To learn more about Rover Oaks, visit !

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