Meet Howard
Animal ID 39417279 
Species Dog 
Breed Retriever, Labrador/Mix 
Age 7 years 4 months 17 days 
Gender Male 
Size Medium 
Color Black 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
Site AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport - Main 
Location Pit Stop 
Well, hello there,
My name is Howard, but I go by Howie or How How by my friends at the shelter. I am a medium-sized (40-pound) lab mix. I was found in Stephen's State Forest with my pack trying our best to survive. The people at AHeinz57 caught me and brought me to the shelter. It was so scary coming to the shelter, but I have learned so much since coming here.
I now know that people are there to help me and love me. It took time, but I enjoy getting petted and brushed. I never knew how good an ear scratch was until I got one for the first time and it was the best feeling. The volunteers have been so excited at my progress and watching me learn to love them as well. I take treats so nicely from them and do a great job not making any messes in my kennel. When I have gone on walks outside of the shelter, I am brave and like to investigate.
I love to play with my pack buddies outside, but I would do best as the only dog in the house. I have only known the forest and shelter life so sharing an inside space with another dog would be difficult for me to do. Since quick movements make me nervous, so if you have kids, they would need to be older. I will also need a fenced yard because new things might be scary to me, and this will help to keep me safe. My other forest friends have been adopted and have done wonderful in these types of homes I dream that I will get my chance too. My best buddy says I am a teddy bear and shows me so much, love. I think of having a home where I can enjoy the good life and just sit and contemplate the world. Please come and take a chance on me as other adopters have done with dogs from my pack. It might take more than one meeting for me to trust you, but I promise you that once I let you into my heart, I will never let you go a day without knowing how much I love and appreciate you.
Until then I will wait for you to come to meet me at the Pit Stop in DeSoto, IA. Just call and make an appointment. 515-834-1157.