Sherman, the dog from from Needham who was saved by our Rescue Team on January 25 is now available for adoption. He is a very handsome and incredibly sweet and mellow 7 year old dog. We believe him to be a Mastiff/Lab mix, but your guess is as good as ours! (He is approximately 87 pounds and growing.)
Though he was in rough shape (significantly underweight) when he was originally brought to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, he is now on the road to recovery and doing quite well. Because he was outside for some time, he was covered in ticks, and has tested positive for Lyme disease. He is currently being treated for this, and we will be looking for a home that would be willing to foster him through his treatment until he is adoptable.
Behaviorally Sherman is a wonderful dog who would make a great addition to someone’s home. He is a mellow guy who would love to be a couch potato. He enjoys the company of other dogs, and seems to do fine with quiet well behaved children. We have not tested him with cats. He is great with handling, and no aggression issues were found.
*Please note: as Sherman has proven difficult to catch, he should never be an off leash dog, and his new owners should be knowledgeable about avoiding situations in which he can get loose.
Currently Sherman is up to date on all vaccines, and has had a health exam. Due to his age and being found as a stray, we have had blood work done on him which has come back normal. He will be neutered and micro chipped before going home. His adoption fee is $205.00. If you’re interested in adopting Sherman please visit our Dedham Adoption Center.