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Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) • Male • Senior
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Dexter, approximately 8 years old, came into a rescue (which no longer exists) as a severe cruelty case over six years ago. We don’t know the full story, only the horrific scars, and disfigured jaw prove he was brutally beaten and/or attacked. He was recently dumped, with another dog, at a Missouri shelter after living with a family the past several years. Because the other dog had a Scout’s Honor chip, the shelter called and we went into action to get them both back to Houston.

Dexter is a goofy boy with a crooked, beautiful face. Although he loves to play, he has moments of deep contemplation and will sit and look at the trees or gaze into the eyes of his foster parents with full gratitude. He takes a few minutes to warm up to new people and will trust those who give him time and space.

He’s a typical working dog – thriving on a structured routine, 2 walks a day, obedience training, and lots of napping in between. After slow introductions, Dexter does well with other dogs. He listens well to voice commands and is completely house trained, never having an accident.

Cats are not recommended as Dexter has high prey drive.

If you want to learn more about this handsome boy, contact us at or visit to learn more about our adoption process!