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HoustonRescue Me ID: 17-12-09-00242

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About Houston

Adoption Fee: $190
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Houston first came to the rescue in May, 2013 from a breeder. At intake it was noted that he was extremely selective of the people he would trust; he was a biter. He was adopted within a month of his intake; it seemed he was on the right track to a happy life. Unfortunately Houston's adopter had to return him to us in September of 2017 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor as she knew that her treatment regime at the Mayo clinic would leave her unable to care for Houston. While he still had some lingering issues with trust during his time in his adoptive home, being returned to the rescue set him back emotionally. He has unfortunately returned to us as a 5 year old and who is very selective of the people that he trusts and will bite if he feels threatened. Since his return we have observed that he can be very loving if he decides he can trust you. He does not warm up quickly to most people. He is fearful of people approaching him. He will likely bite when touched unexpectedly. On a positive note, he is potty trained! We have a plan: The plan is to walk Houston regularly. He does best when moving forward and unable to think about biting. He is more likely to make friends on a walk. Houston is a work in progress; we feel that a patient loving home with someone who has the time and desire to help him through his social anxiety that culminates in his biting behavior will help him turn the corner. If you are interested in meeting Houston and helping him through his journey, please visit our website at and fill out an application.

Iowa County
Prole, Iowa 50229


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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