This week’s featured pet from the Erath County Humane Society is Dozer, a black mouth cur mix.

Dozer was born November 2014, weighs about 35 pounds and is neutered and current on all his shots.

He is a little timid upon first meeting him, but after showing him some friendly love, he is quick to warm up.

“He loves people once he realizes you’re not going to hurt him,” said Diane McCoy, director of ECHS. “His brother’s not like that, his brother’s real outgoing.”

Dozer was released to the ECHS with his brother after they were found roaming around property used for hunting. Their original owners, for the safety of the dogs, thought it best for the ECHS to re-home them.

“I think he was always an outside dog before but now we’ve got him inside,” McCoy said. “He’s not completely house broken, but he’s doing really good making improvements and figuring it out.”

Dozer is quiet and doesn't jump around a lot. 

“He doesn’t jump, and he has a tendency to be laid back instead of coming to you. He’s a little unsure of himself around other dogs,” McCoy said. “He’s a little timid. He has found his safety spot with a couple of the dogs here he’s real comfortable with. I think he would do good as an only dog or with a dog that is real gentle natured. If he finds a home where he feels safe and secure I think he’ll become a little more outgoing and get his self esteem back.”

Being a medium sized dog and one that’s a little more laid back, McCoy said she thinks he would be a great “take with you” dog. He also reportedly enjoys playing fetch with his rope.

“If he had a human to spend some time with I think he would be an excellent companion,” McCoy said. “He’s got a lot of potential.”

For more information about Dozer or any other adoptable animal contact the ECHS at 965-3247 or find them on Facebook by searching “Erath County Humane Society.”