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A Word from General


Hey, everyone!  My name is General.  I came to TIRR Rescue from New Jersey back in 2018.

My owners sent me to a trainer who didn't treat me well.  When I came back, I was very fearful and would bite without hesitation or reservation if I thought something was a threat.  I ended up biting someone I thought was trying to hurt me, so my family sent me to TIRR Rescue to find a new forever home.  My rescue people think I'm finally ready to find my someone special.

I get along well with some dogs, especially if they like to run and play!   However, I am very much a house dog; I don't like to spend much time outside, especially in this nasty Texas heat.  I am still very hesitant around new people.  I will need a very experienced owner who understands that I don't like strangers and will need to be monitored whenever someone is around.

If you think you could be my forever family, be sure to contact my rescue people!

More About General


WEIGHT: 101 lbs
DOB: April 17, 2012 (Verified)
BREED: Rhodesian Ridgeback

GOOD WITH: All-Size Dogs; Cats
TRAINING: Crate Trained; Potty Trained; Leash Trained

General will need a very experienced owner with extensive Rhodesian Ridgeback knowledge.  He was treated badly by a trainer, and it left him fearful of new people.  He will need an owner that is willing to set him up for success - meaning no crowds and no visitors without crating him - and work with him through his fears.  He will bite if he perceives a threat and has no other means of escape. While he does have a bite history, he is very sweet and playful with the people he knows well.  Due to his background, only adopters who have previously owned Rhodesian Ridgebacks will be considered.

If you would like to donate to General's care, please click "Donate Now!" below.  To sponsor General, click below, check the box marked "Make this a monthly donation," and write his name in the "Write a note" section.

To download General's adoption application, please click "Adopt Me!" below.

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