- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
- Color: Brindle
- Current Age: 9 Years 2 Months (best estimate)
Hi … my name is Sebastian and here are some things you need to know about me:
All dogs are special ... some of God's finest creations, and then there are those who need very special heroes to help them live their best lives. Can you be Sebastian's hero?
Sweet Sebastian … what a little mystery he is. Per the previous owner, his mom is a Boston Terrier and dad is a Chihuahua … which explains the gorgeous brindle coat, the underbite, the big ears and the goofy personality.
He is such a puzzle because once he trusts you, you see a different pup, but until he decides to let you into his world, he is afraid of everything and he tries to hide. He is very cautious of human touch and does not want anyone to pick him up. He will jump into your lap when he is ready, but he still does not want even his best human friend to pick him up. And if pushed too quickly, he will warn with a low growl. He seems to be partial to women, although he does fine with his foster dad. We are trying to untangle all the pieces of his puzzle to make his world a happier place.
Sebastian needs a special home with a patient family! He will do best with a family with doggy experience … definitely not a good choice for a first pet. This little boy is truly a diamond-in-the-ruff. A big investment of time and patience in him will be sure to reap great rewards.
If you do not feel like you can adopt and meet his special needs, you can still help him by sponsoring his extended care with tax-deductible donations. A one-time donation, or monthly or quarterly donations designated for Sebastian's care will be appreciated.
If you think Sebastian might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org/forms and complete your adoption application online.
Approximate age/birthdate: born July 22, 2014
Weight/size: ~14 lbs
Housebroken: YES (if you do your part and take him out regularly)
Crate trained: YES
Personality: very cautious, timid, slow to warm up, but sweet and loving once he does, a bit cautious of human touch until he knows he can trust
Energy level: medium
Fenced yard required?: YES – due to the fact that he is very skittish, he tends to be in ‘flight’ mode so he must have a physical fence for his own safety … no exceptions
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk: YES (be cautious and use a secure harness and a sturdy leash)
Obedience training: NO
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK … gets a little stressed at first but settles quickly
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: YES
Social with cats: Has not been around cats
Good with children: He might eventually be OK with older, calm children but any excessive noise and activity makes him really nervous and he wants to hide.
Adoption donation: $100
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Sebastian picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.