• Adopted: 02-14-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 mos
  • Size: 45 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: LOVES to snuggle, very patient , and sincerely wants to please

Cowboy is a 45 pound orange Belton who requires nothing more to be happy  than a warm lap!  Cowboy was rescued from a shelter, so we don’t know anything about his past. From what we understand, his “number was up” at the shelter, and he was rescued just in the nick of time! Our vet thinks that Cowboy is somewhere between a year and 18 months old. 

We’re not exaggerating when we say that Cowboy loves to snuggle! He is not a dog who is content to sleep on the foot of the bed… no sir-ee. When Cowboy jumps on the bed, he heads right for the mound of pillows and then glues himself to his foster mom or dad, where he is content to lay with his head on the pillow as long as permitted.

Cowboy gets along very well with other dogs, but he doesn’t seem to quite know how to play with them. He has much more fun playing with his toys by himself. He loves to chew on things but seems quite content to only chew on the allowable items such as dog toys and rawhide bones. 

Cowboy clearly has strong birding instincts – though it’s hard to tell how far developed he is because of the time of year. But when he hears any chirping, instantly his ears and tail are up, and he plants his feet while intently scanning the trees.

When he came to us, he was not housebroken. In fact, we’re not sure he had ever seen the inside of a house before. But he is learning the ropes quickly. He also did not seem to know any voice commands (or even his name for that matter) but has since learned to sit on command. For being somewhat new to the family pet scene, he is very patient – even with tempting smells in the kitchen, he sits quietly in the corner until spoken to. He keeps his feet on the ground - no counter surfing. Cowboy has confined his chewing to rawhides and toys – no problems with anything in the house.

Cowboy is a dog who sincerely desires to please. Whatever secrets may be in his past, he is showing us that he is willing to trust again. If you would like to adopt Cowboy into your family, you will get an amazing dog who will be there to grow old along with his new family.


Lori Vrabel hopes that Cowboy will find a lap and mound of pillows for snuggling in a forever home very soon!

Deb O'Day and her setters, Clancey and Barkley, are rooting for Cowboy in his search for a new home!