Dr. Seuss 2702
Dr. Seuss was a stray who was rescued from a high kill shelter in Texas. He traveled to his foster home in Virginia on Jan. 14, 2023. He is heartworm positive and will be treated at SSR's expense. He also needs to be neutered.
See videos and photos of Dr. Seuss on this page showing his cute stature as well as his relationship with his foster sibling and with a cat. (For reference when viewing photos/videos, Dr. Seuss is 30 pounds, his foster German Shepherd foster sibling is 65 pounds.)
"Is he cat-friendly?" Not sure, but you can check out the video of his cat test.
*From Dr. Seuss's foster:
When Dr. Seuss arrived to us in Virginia, he was taking medication for two infections which caused bloody discharge and frequent bathroom breaks (he had to wear diapers for about 10 days because of accidents in the house) but that is completely cleared up. He is house trained but while healing he needs to go out at least every 4-6 hours. Also, if he has to go, he will walk to the door and look at you so that you know he needs to go! He is great in the crate - quiet as a mouse. We are teaching him to take treats nicely (right now he likes to grab at the treat), and he likes to play with toys but if they are not strong toys they will be destroyed. Every now and then he likes to chew on socks, so we keep a few "chewable" socks lying around for he and his foster sibling, the resident GSD.
Dr. Seuss is OK on the leash and likes to sniff around but he doesn't know "heel." Since he's only 30 pounds, he's very easy to "steer" and will go with wherever you lead him. He has an adorable pep in his step. He doesn't bark, but true to the breed he has an amazing BAY! We have only heard him bay twice since we have had him - once when he first saw his German Shepherd foster sibling (but we wouldn't introduce them yet because he was still decompressing upon arrival), and once on a walk when he saw a poodle that we wouldn't let him meet. Dr. Seuss does like to greet other dogs on walks but he's fine when we steer him away as well.
He'll allow us to touch him anywhere, even if he's eating or drinking. We can check him and open his mouth and dry him off after a rainy walk.
Dr. Seuss loves attention and belly rubs and would probably do best with another dog who doesn't mind sharing or even as an only dog. He does fine with the resident GSD and even though he is half her size, he can boss her around by taking her food and water and toys and bed.
If he’s bored, he will look around for hairballs to eat so we try to keep him active. He likes to walk outside to burn off energy and also pitter patter around the house for about an hour then likes to nap. He really loves to sit quietly by his human for pets – that’s his favorite thing!