Let’s get to it. Sidney is out on a plea for a much needed foster home. He was found off of Tidwell in Houston at the end of June. Sidney was found in Acres Homes with a collar but no tags or microchip (if your dog or cat is lost or stolen, the chip and it’s registration is definitive proof of ownership). The finders spent several days attempting to locate his family, but alas, no one seemed to be looking for sweet Sidney. No matter, he’s in good hands now, just waiting for his perfect family! Sidney was covered in fleas, not neutered, and incredibly sweet. Houston rescuers face sad decisions like Sidney EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Local rescues like Animal Justice League (remember, Pollo from our first edition of Adopt me, Goddamnit? He is still looking for his forever home!) rarely have time to think anything past “okay, let me put this dog in my car and hope to the dog gods we can raise enough money and find a foster ASAP” before these dogs continue being high risk as a hit by car. Because this happens so frequently, we have to think quick to save their life. In Sidney’s case, he got incredibly lucky, but still needs a dedicated foster while he heals from heart-worm treatment and continues to find a good home.

Sidney is a 39 pound funny guy who jumps up in the air like a deer when he’s feeling playful! He is a Shepherd and Black Mouth Cur mix making him easy and fun to train! He is approximately 2 -3 years old. Sidney is healthy except for those nasty heartworms, for which he is receiving treatment. Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets, mainly dogs and cats. It is caused by a parasitic worm called microfilaria. The worms are spread through the bite of a mosquito which is why it’s incredibly important for dog and cat owners to be proactive with a monthly heartworm prevention. Sidney has such a good time playing with other dogs, but now that he is undergoing treatment, he has to take it easy for a bit. This means very low energy walking, enriching his brain with foraging mats or other challenging toys while he heals, crate rest, and little to no jumping for the next few weeks.

So far he hasn’t met a person, child or dog that he doesn’t like. However, Sidney needs to be in a home where cats are not around. Doggo friends only, please! He is housebroken and knows basic commands. In addition to needing a place to live forever, Sidney currently needs a foster home. Sidney is so special and really deserves a family to call his own! Because he is a medical needs foster, I personally, am offering dog walking sessions for this sweet angel on the weekends I am in Houston (usually two to three weekends per month) to give his foster family a break.

Being a foster home is AMAZING for local rescues and really helps ease the stress of the million things they have to accomplish when intaking a new animal. When you foster, you agree to take a homeless dog into your home and give him or her love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until the dog is adopted. Is Sidney the right dog for you or your family? Maybe for a good friend that crosses your mind when you see Sidney’s eyes light up? Maybe you need to quit reading this and just go meet him already. I think YES! So, adopt him, goddamnit! Click HERE to fill out an application and get to snuggling.

About Animal Justice League : Animal Justice League (AJL) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt dog and cat rescue organization with a focus on the Oak Forest and surrounding neighborhoods of Houston, TX. Animal Justice League is run solely by volunteers. They rely on fosters, adopters, donations, and most importantly, community support to make it all happen!

Photos Courtesy of: Angie Guerra, an amazing photographer in the Houston area dedicated to helping out rescued pets through her services as the owner of ARGphotography ~ thank you, Angie, for all you do!!! Editor’s Note: All dogs and cats listed in “Adopt Me, Goddamnit” are fully vaccinated, altered, microchipped, and ready to be scooped into your loving arms for boundless comfort and joy.

Editor’s Note: All dogs and cats listed in “Adopt Me, Goddamnit” are fully vaccinated, altered, microchipped, and ready to be scooped into your loving arms for boundless comfort and joy.