Here's What You Need To Know:
- Pet's Location : Charleston, South Carolina
- Pet's Age : Senior
- Pet's Breed : pointer
- Pet's Gender : Male
- Pet's Size : large
- Pet good with other pets? : Yes
- Pet good with kids? : Yes
- Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : possibly, if a volunteer could be obtained, but most likely no
Time is running out for Brax! Brax is a 7 year old pointer mix that has been at our shelter since January of this year. He is a playful, lovable dog that wants to simply be someone’s loyal companion. He absolutely loves to play with any B-A-L-L, and in true pointer fashion will fixate on these prized possessions.
Brax gets along well with other dogs, having joined some of the canine playgroups at the shelter. If he has a choice though, playtime with his toys trumps playtime with the other pups every time. What Brax doesn’t like is life in the shelter. When he first entered the shelter he was a healthy weight, engaged in people and playtime out of his kennel. As the days turned into weeks, turned into months of waiting for an adopter, Brax became anxious and hyper-fixated on his toys and the ability to go outside. That nervous energy began to have a physical impact and he began losing weight.
We knew we had to get Brax into a foster home while we waited for an adopter. After months of putting out pleas to our supporters, we finally found a foster home for Brax. Boy what a difference a home makes for a dog like Brax! His true personality was finally revealed. He’s become an adventure loving dog. He goes on runs, camping, hikes, boat trips. He’s kind and gentle with everyone he meets, including the young children he’s been introduced to. His anxiety diminished and he put that healthy weight back on.
The only time Brax was not at ease, was when he was in a crate. His foster learned within a few days that anything that makes Brax feel confined, such as a crate or animal shelter kennel, caused him to return to his distressed ways. So his foster dad decided to try letting him have his freedom and roam the house when he was away. What did Brax do? Nothing. He slept, he played with a toy, he moved from one comfy spot to another. He just needs his freedom.
His foster dad states, “Brax continues to impress me as a loving, affectionate, sweet boy! I’m so enthusiastic about how wonderful he’s going to be for his forever home. I wish my lifestyle would allow me to keep him myself but I simply still travel too often for extended periods to make it viable.” Which brings us to the ticking clock on Brax. He will no longer be able to stay with his foster home.
Unfortunately, due to long-term travel constraints with his fosters job Brax will have to return to the shelter in December. This will be devastating for Brax. We don’t want him to regress being confined in the shelter environment. As much care as we provide our animals, it will never be able to replicate that of a loving home. Time is running out! Brax needs to find a home now!