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A True Southern Gentleman

Rhett is a 2-3 year old black and white, English Pointer. He is a good ole southern gentleman who was rescued from a kill shelter in Memphis, TN. He did test positive for heartworms, so he is vacationing at a local vet's office while being treated. Rhett is neutered, microchipped and current on all of his shots.

He knows sit, lay down, and has almost mastered roll-over. We are still working on down as he loves to give hugs. He's just a big, affectionate baby that loves to be petted, or just be near you. He has these big, soulful eyes that will just melt your heart. He has never met a stranger or a dog that he didn't like. Cats may be a problem since he gets really excited when he sees them. It is quite possible that he just wants to play but the cats aren't too amused by his antics.

Rhett is kennel trained, and crate trained although he would prefer not to have to go into the latter. We're not sure of his housetraining status yet since he is crated during his recovery, but he is so smart we're sure he would pick it right up if he isn't already trained. He knows his place is in the house and that's where he wants to be. It is quite obvious that he was someone's pet.

Rhett was picked up as a stray by animal control and never claimed. Maybe that's why his eyes are so sad. He just needs someone to take him home and finish teaching him all the rest of the tricks his former owner never got to teach him. I'm sure someone like you could put the light back in his eyes. He will be available for adoption at the end of August. Won't you help make sure he has a home ready and waiting for him to go to when he is through with his treatment. One that is full of treats and rawhide bones and a wonderful owner to teach him lots of tricks!

If you think you are the one to give Rhett his happy ending, please fill out a PRO Adoption Application and our Adoption Coordinator will be in touch with you soon!

Uploaded by Craig Andren, e-mail: craig.andren@pointerrescue.org