My name is Veteran Texas and I arrived at my foster family's home on OPH's November 20, 2020 transport. I am named in honor of Clay Henry, who is a U.S. WWII Air Force Veteran from Texas.
I’m guessed to be a shepherd mix and estimated to be about 6 months old. I’m a sweet boy and I currently weigh about 30 lbs. I'm a fun little goofball who is crate trained. I don't make a peep at night when I am sleeping in my crate. When my foster dad puts me in my crate for a nap break during the day after playing hard or taking a long walk, I am well behaved. I am very friendly with both people and other dogs. I spend a lot of my time playing with a ten year old boy and a twelve year old girl, who are members of my foster family. I am also content being the center of attention with neighborhood kids (ranging in age from about 8-12), who play outside with my foster family kids. I let them all pet me and give lots of licks in return. I have learned the "sit" command, and am slowly getting accustomed to walking on a leash, though I sometimes get underfoot when going for walks. In terms of house training, I have not had any accidents yet (paws crossed!) but it's too soon to say for sure how house trained I really am, because my foster family takes me out frequently enough so I am never tempted to have any accidents.
When I arrived I was a little underweight, but my foster family is dedicated to getting some meat on my bones, and I heard them talking about some really big dinner this week that I might be able to help them eat. Can't. Hardly. Wait.
It's a little colder up here in Northern Virginia than I am used to (coming from Alabama and all) but the warmth of the people I've met more than makes up for the chilly temperatures. I've come a long way in search of my new family. Is that you?! If so, apply today! I won’t be available long!
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.