Cyurs was saved from a high risk shelter by an advocate and friend of ABR who saw the sparkle in his eyes and the hugs and kisses he gave to every volunteer who met him. He found himself in danger after suffering some sort of trauma to his back legs or spine that caused him to not be able to use them to move around. However, Cyrus is still very fast and mobile and not incontinent, so we think these could be positive signs for him regaining his abiltiy to walk. At this time, we are not ready to match him to a family outside of Austin, until we know more about his longterm medical needs and care.
We were not at all surprised to find that when Cyrus arrived at his ABR foster home, he was a perfect angel! Cyrus has been gentle and sweet with little kids and totally lit up when he found another doggy friend to play with! He is actually quite the skilled wrestler, even without full use of his back legs. Since Cyrus is not incontinent, he is working on potty training and letting his foster family know when he has to do his business. And he's also crate trained and non-destructive, caring only about nibbling on his favorite toys and playing fetch. Cyrus would be an amazing addition to any family who wants to have other people and dogs come over to their home often or likes to take their dog with them to socialize since he LOVES making new friends. He would love to have another dog friend to play with and would do best in a home with its own yard and minimal stairs for him to traverse.
Cyrus is available for adoption to qualified adopters in the contiguous 48 states. ABR would prefer approved applicants to come to TX to meet their match, with their family and dog(s), but we recognized this isn’t always possible. In such cases, approved adopters should be willing to participate in video interviews with the entire family to meet their match virtually. Adopters must also provide a transportation plan for their new family member that will require approval from the ABR Board. This needs to be paid for by the adopter, in addition to the dog’s adoption fee. Adopters need to also be prepared arrange safe transport back to the Austin area, should adoption not work out. Please be prepared to provide vet and personal references in your application for us to contact when considering your family.