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KarlRescue Me ID: 20-07-14-00408

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About Karl

Adoption Fee: $50
Lab / Australian Cattle Dog
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Karl has been a delight and a perfect addition to our home for the last 5 years. We adopted Karl at 4 months old from a family who rescued him from an abandoned building on the side of the road. Karl has been a loyal dog and we often refer to him as our Emotionally Support Animal because although he isn't a 'lick you on your mouth' dog, he shows his extreme loyalty in other ways, like following us everywhere we go, turning in circles when we get home, cuddling up next to us on the bed or couch if he's invited, doing the dozens of tricks we've taught him. He also loves playing hide-and-seek (we hide, he seeks.) He's an extremely smart dog that enjoys working for rewards. Sadly, Karl has an immense amount of fear of children and loud noises, which means Karl needs a home who is willing to put in the effort to work with him every day to help him overcome his fears. We are devastated we cannot continue to be his family as we now have a baby in the home. In April 2020, Karl bit our neighbor in the back of the thigh when he pulled the leash out of my hands as we were getting ready to go for a walk. The incident was preceded by several years of Karl showing reactivity (barking/lunging) at this neighbor through the iron fence we shared. The bite occurred due to fear of this neighbor and her reactive dogs in conjunction with the barrier frustration over time. Since the bite incident, we have been working with a behaviorist to help Karl with his fears, and she has offered to continue working with the family that adopts Karl since she is familiar with his fears and how to work with him. The cost of the first couple of training sessions will be complimentary. We have experienced immense joy with having Karl in our family, and believe the right family will find immense joy, too.

Harris County
Houston, Texas 77008


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


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Fearful/Anxious

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