LOCATION: Central Florida
AGE: 1.5 years
WEIGHT: 24 lbs
KIDS: Yes but ONLY older (ages 13+), dog savvy children
OTHER DOGS: Yes
OTHER SMALL ANIMALS: Unknown
AVAILABLE AS OF: 10/1/2021
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Time to break the internet! Rebel is available for adoption.
This handsome 1.5-year-old stud muffin has come a long way from where he started. Rebel was surrendered because his family could no longer handle his seizure disorder. Rebel had little dog socialization and wasn't housebroken when he came into rescue. He is a totally different dog now. He was fearful and would snap at his foster mom if she tried to hold him or work with him. Over time and with medication changes, he's a completely different dog and will let you do anything to him.
Rebel gets along with other dogs and would also be okay with cats. He has been around birds in his foster home, and he just ignores them. He LOVES to play so another high energy playmate would be his best match. He will play all day if allowed. Rebel will only be placed in a home with no children or a home with older (13+), dog savvy children. Due to his past behavior, a home with young children will not be considered.
He is only partially housebroken and will need frequent potty breaks and a family who is home a lot. He is crate and leash trained. He also knows the commands sit, stay, and come.
Rebel hates going to the vet and will act a fool. He requires a muzzle and possibly pre-medication when being seen at the vet. In his previous home, Rebel's exact diagnosis was never established because the former owner could not afford the tests required for establishing a diagnosis and so he was put on large doses of prednisone which caused him to show aggressive behavior. It took months to wean him off the prednisone, but since stopping it, he hasn't had a seizure or any aggressive behaviors. He takes phenobarbital and keppra twice a day. If breakthrough seizures occur, he will need to see a neurologist again.
Rebel needs a patient family willing to slowly let him come out of his shell. He is a very affectionate boy and will show his new family lots of love. He has the funniest purr; it sounds like a combination of a large cat and a turkey gobble. Rebel would also really love a playmate in his forever home who can keep up with him.
If you think you have a family who can keep up with this handsome fella....hurry, go fill out an application!
**WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
**APPLICATIONS FROM FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
**WE REQUIRE THE DOG BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE AREA OF THE STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE.
**ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT.
**FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION.
**PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO BE EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.