Dave (Pending Adoption)

Adoption Pending Small

Male – Nutered – Age:approx. 18 months – Health: excellent – Medications: none –Energy level: High – Food: Organix wet half 2x a day

Dave is a wonderful little guy.  He is friendly, playful and socialized.  He knows basic commands:  sit and back.  He is house trained, crate trained and leash trained. He is a high energy little guy who will need lots of exercise and walks.  He wears a harness and is familiar with how the harness is put on including sitting and raising one paw at a time, he is patient with this process but gets excited when the leash is initially brought out.  He loves to cuddle and sleep on his foster parent’s laps.  He gets excited at feeding time and sometimes needs to be reminded to “Back” away and relax.  He sleeps through the night in his crate and is crated when left alone in the house.

Dave is very smart and confident. A fenced yard is a must and all small gaps must be closed because he will find them and could escape.  We suggest he be on a leash at all times in the yard until trust and a relationship can be formed. 

Dave does suffer from separation anxiety and will bark and jump at the door when left alone.  We suggest using the crate or giving him a special toy when he is alone.  He will sometimes show his anxiety when one member of the family leaves the home while other family members are still with him.  Using the “Back” command around the door seems to work and should be reinforced.   Dave is socialized and is good with large dogs.

Dave would be best in a home with a large fenced in yard and with someone home most of the day.  Dave is good with other dogs which can be a help with his anxiety.  He has not been around cats but will chase small animals such as squirrels and rabbits.  He has not swam but will allow you to hold him while standing in the pool.  He enjoys the beach and will go into the water up to his chest.  He is very playful and loves his squeaky toys and playing with other dogs.  He does not show any food aggression and is patient when getting treats around other dogs.  Dave is a very special little guy and anyone would be extremely lucky to have him!

If you are within a reasonable drive of Long Island NY and are interested in being considered as a family for Dave, please complete the application on our adoption page.