Hi! My Name Is Parker

We're happy to tell you that Parker has a new furever home.
Please visit our Available Dogs Page to see the pups currently available.

We spotted Parker after he was dumped in poor condition in a risky shelter, and our hearts broke at the thought of leaving him behind.  He may not look like our usual ABR dogs, so we've made him a (tiny) honorary bulldog!  Parker is doing well in his foster home with two larger dogs and multiple cats, after slow intros to the dogs.  He definitely prefers the company of quiet, calm dogs and may be a little grumbly at first, as he settles in.  Parker LOVES to chase toys.  He has some pain in his mouth due to serious neglect for his teeth, so soft toys are best.  But he loves to play tug or chase a frisbee or ball in the backyard (and has the cutest baby giraffe run!!!).  Parker keeps a very tight schedule, and expects his humans to stick to it.  He wakes up promptly at 6:30am every day, asking to be fed with a "WOO...WOO...WOO" bark.  And he prefers to hit up the Early Bird dinner special around 4:30pm...if it's 4:40pm and he's still waiting, you can expect some "WOO...WOO..WOO"s from him.  In between, he wants to follow his favorite humans around the house to check in with them or nap in a cushy, orthopedic bed.  Although he is very mobile, his baby giraffe legs sometimes slip out from under him on slick surfaces, so we hope he'll go to a home considerate of this.  He also has some trouble sitting, so will usually lay down when he wants to relax.  He's also VERY vocal and is always grunting or hissing in some form or fashion.  Parker would do best in a home without kids.  He thinks every hand is there to offer him food, and is still working on gentle treat taking.  He's also got some pain in his mouth and joints that is managed by medication, due to not receiving proper senior care as he aged.  And because of this, it takes him some time to trust that his humans know how to handle his delicate self before he's ready to snuggle with them.  Parker is such a special and unique dog, and has so much life and spunk left in him!