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Gorman is around 3 years old and weighs 52 lbs. Gorman is a very sweet and loving dog. He is house trained, walks well on a leash, and loves to cuddle. He is a lab retriever mix. Although, I think he has some pit in him as well. He has short hair and does not shed a lot. He arrived at the shelter as a stray and was found on Gorman street (hince the name). He was on the urgent list at the city shelter and I wanted to help a dog in danger. When Gorman first arrived at his foster home he was very sick. He had kennel cough and terrible green mucus coming from his nose. All he wanted to do was sleep all day and was not eating. I later learned that his runny nose is a symptom of distemper. He was given meds and after just 3 days his symptoms cleared up. I let him sleep some more and he gained a lot more energy. After a week of being in a home, he really came out of his shell. Now, Gorman's day consists of cuddles, naps, and walks in the park. We typically go on longer walks in the late afternoon and evening. He is calm in the car and gets in and out very easily. He can also run pretty fast so I think he would be great going to an active family. When he sees other people on walks he usually just stares at them because I think he wants to say hi. If he sees another dog he gets very excited and wants to run up to them. He usually pulls and barks at them. I honestly don't know if he is being aggressive or is just extremely excited to see another dog. At this point, I think Gorman would do best in a home as an "only dog". Gorman has gotten better at eating and has a good appetite. He gets excited for his food, but will usually only eat half of his bowl, take a nap, and then eat the rest later. I do not know why, but I just leave the food in his bowl. Gorman did come to me with some medical issues. However, he has fought through them. He had kennel cough and symptoms of distemper. He has kicked those symptoms and is much better. He had worms in his stool at one point, but received medication and I have not seen any since. He also has a swollen front leg. He limps, but does put weight on it. It doesn't seem to slow him down on walks or runs. The shelter believes that he may have fractured it and it has healed on it's own. Gorman has "Happy Tail". He has a scab on the end of his tail that will open and bleed whenever he wags his tail against a wall. It is just a matter of time before that heals. He also has normal scraps and bruises from being a stray. Gorman is still learning about toys. He will chew on them sometimes, but doesn't necessarily seek them out. I may have not found the right toy for him. I will usually get down on the ground and play with him. He usually just rolls around on his back and will mouth at my hands. He is very gentle and has the softest mouth. He is even very gentle with treats. I think he would do extremely well with an active family with children or teenagers. He really likes being close to me and will follow me around the house. He definitely needs to be in a household where he can walk around the house and hopefully jump up onto the couch. He loves soft blankets and towels and will even rest his head on pillows. If he could he would love to sleep with his new owner, but he snores like a freight train. Gorman is a very sweet, loving, and a REAAALLYYY good boy. His wiggle butt will love his new family with everything he has. He is a sweet dog who most definitely deserves a forever home because he has fought to have one. Please do not overlook this doggo and consider adopting him. I am currently located at San Antonio Pets Alive! and I am in a foster home. By adopting me, you not only give me a new leash on life; you also save the life of the additional dog who can be rescued from euthanasia and placed in foster care. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out the adoption application found on the website at After we pre-screen your application we will connect you with the pet. Send an e-mail to with pet's name and ID# for other questions. Please allow us up to 24 hours to respond because all fosters work with us on a volunteer basis. To find out how you can get involved and help turn San Antonio into a no-kill city, please visit us at

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