Simba is a charming four to five month old male Golden Retriever mix who was rescued from the home of a dog hoarder where over one hundred dogs lived in squalid conditions. Until Simba was rescued and taken into the DogsOnly rescue program, he had received little attention. Every day brought a struggle to survive in what amounted to a wild pack of starving dogs, all of whom were in competition for less food and water than was needed for that many dogs. Many didn’t survive the ordeal.
Fortunately Simba is now safe and sound in a foster home, and is doing better than expected. Simba is still a little shy around strangers, probably because of his previous experience, yet he remains happy and attentive. Given the opportunity to sniff and check you out, he quickly warms enthusiastically to you. He would love to have a family to keep him company and play. After he gets to know you he is a real people pleaser and would do best in a home with someone who has experience raising a young puppy or someone who is willing to commit the time and training for a very young dog.
Simba is an energetic young puppy, and will probably grow up to be a first-class canine companion, but he is not for a family seeking an "easy" puppy, because there is no such thing. Please remember that as beautiful and cuddly as Simba is at the moment, he will grow into an adult canine companion in no time at all. You should also be prepared for the usual trial of rearing a young puppy including the chewing, crying, potty training, and constant demands. For this reason we would prefer that Simba’s new guardians have experience with young puppies and understand their special needs. Remember, just like kids, they grow up real fast, and need lots of patience, love and attention along the way.
You can meet Simba at the west Little Rock Petco on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot every Sat and Sun from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please be sure and call (501-219-9907) before you come to visit him to make sure that he is still available for adoption. Simba has received a complete medical evaluation, all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, grooming, and will be altered as soon as he’s old enough. If you think that Simba would make the perfect addition to your family, you are invited to send an email to Contact@DogsOnly.org or complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange text links at the top or bottom of this page.
If you don't find that special companion you are looking for in the DogsOnly rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home program then please Little Rock Animal Services or one of the many other central Arkansas rescue organizations to save a rescued canine companion.