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Location: Pennington NJ 08534
Name: Hugo
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 20 Pounds
Potential Size: 20 Pounds
General Potential Size: Small
Current Age: 2 Years (best estimate)
Activity Level: Moderately Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes

***Hugo is being fostered in Princeton, NJ.  He is doing great with house training & leash training. Very sweet boy**

After learning of a hoarding situation, a neighboring county's animal control asked if SoCo Rescue could help by taking all of the dogs into our care. The AC officer explained that the owner of the dogs was disabled, indigent and unable to pay any fines that would levied against him if the dogs had to be impounded, thus resulting in jail time for the disabled owner; something that no one wanted to see happen. SoCo gladly offered help, met with the owner and came away with twenty Terrier-Dachshund mix dogs ranging in age from 3 weeks old to 5 years. Most of these dogs were suffering from various stages of fur loss, somewhat timid due to improper socialization and grossly underweight. They were all filthy, covered in fleas and infested with worms. 

Hugo is the largest and oldest of the male dogs (approximately 2 years old) and quite possibly the father to most of the puppies. He has coexisted with the male pups very well but is the alpha male among the pack and would, on occasion, exert his dominance over them. He's also one of the more socialized towards people and appears to be starved for attention, loving to just snuggle up next to his person. While he will bark at strangers, Hugo is quick to adapt to new people. His ideal home would be with a retired couple or in a home without small children.

Hugo has already been neutered, received an update on his vaccinations, de-wormings and other such vet care and started on his monthly preventatives. He also recently tested negative for heartworms. While Hugo had lived as an inside dog at his former home, he may need additional house training. 

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