When families break up everyone in the family is affected. We know Raul certainly suffered from a family that went through changes, although we only know half of his story.
When Raul was found tied up in front of the AALOC kennel it was obvious he had been well cared for: his coat was shiny and smooth, he was well-fed and friendly. A trip to the vet confirmed Raul was healthy. The vet also found a microchip and the AALOC team was able to track down a phone number from one of the previous owners. When contacted the previous owner said one day he came home from work several years ago and his partner was gone with Raul, leaving no information about their whereabouts. He hadn’t heard or seen Raul again. Since then this owner has relocated to Chicago and can no longer care for Raul so he surrendered Raul to AALOC. We are anxious to find a forever home for Raul but until he is formally adopted we are also looking for a foster family willing to shelter him since we’re sure Raul has only known a loving home in the past.
Based on his physical attributes and personality we believe Raul may be a full-bred American Staffordshire Terrier. Strong, very intelligent and super energetic, Raul is a fun guy looking for a new owner capable of providing him the care and guidance he needs. Raul loves to walk and easily does a mile and a half with our volunteer. Raul also loves to play: one of his favorite games is tug-of-war with his big red rubber ball. Sometimes he even lets you get it for just long enough to throw it out so he can run after it again. He is affectionate and friendly with people and already knows some commands. Raul is sweet-natured and not extremely large, but he is still young and does require consistent discipline and plenty of exercise. In addition, we would not recommend a home with a smaller dog or animal, but Raul may be a good companion for a larger female dog.
Please submit an application to adopt Raul. Once your application is reviewed and approved we will contact you to make an appointment to visit us at AALOC to meet Raul during visiting hours (10am to 3pm daily) and get to know him a bit.