Foster dog name: Andy#19-201
Age: 3 1/2 years
Size/Weight: 55 lbs. 21” at shoulder
Socialization/training: Andy came to the USA from Turkey on Sept. 30th. 2019 He had several different drivers on his way CT and PA And is now back to CT. We estimate that he was introduced and stayed with 15 or more volunteers during that time. All reported his positive personality and good nature.
Good with Children: He loves everyone and children may be at the very top of his list. Because he does get excited when he meets new people he should be introduced to small children slowly.
Good with Dogs: We walk with 10 or more dogs every day and he is friendly with all. He does take his time when meeting a new dog for the first time.
Good with Cats: Not tested – would need to be introduced slowly.
House trained: Perfect manners in the home.
Crate trained:We used a crate during the first few nights but he did not enjoy it. He now has some favorite places for the night.
Leash trained: He does pull when we first start our morning walks but calms down quickly. We started an Obedience class and he gets better every day. He is a fast learner.
Alert and Confident: After a few days in his new home and situation he gained confidence and was alert to new sounds and visitors. When someone new comes to the house he will bark and let them know that this is his home. His foster needs to tell him ”this is our friend and we want him here.”
Activity Level: Moderate to high – when Andy first goes out he will pull but he has improved with correction so he does enjoy his walks without pulling. In the home he has that setter switch and he turns into a mellow mild boy and he just enjoys being with his family.
Work in progress: Andy is working on two behaviors with his foster dad. First when he leaves the house or car he starts to pull on the lead. He is getting better and we’ll continue to work on this pulling. Second when he is in the car waiting and maybe gets bored he chews on his lead. We are correcting this by taking his lead away during rides or at home.
Fence: A fenced area is recommended but Andy would be happy with a short fence (4ft.) He does need a good walk if a fenced area in not available.
Behavior:Andy’s behavior is excellent. He loves people and is friendly with other dogs and makes a fast adjustment to new situations. He is a joy to have in the home.
Medical History: Andy is UTD on all meds and is neutered and microchipped.He was tested negative HW. He is taking HW prevent and on flea and tick prevent.
Andy is from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He was tested negative, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system. Potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Your vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The test typically costs $120-150 but varies from vet to vet.
Foster Comments: If Andy’s foster family had excellent writing skills his description and comments would be outstanding. However Davis Tuck author of The New Complete English Setter must have been sitting with a setter like Andy when he wrote the mild, sweet disposition characteristic of the English Setter, together with its beauty, intelligence and aristocratic appearance in the field and in the home, has endeared it both to sportsmen and to all lovers of a beautiful, active, rugged dog. Their lovable disposition makes them idea companions for children.
Andy’s foster family just can’t say enough about this great boy. It will be difficult to send him to a forever home but know it is in his best interest.
Adoption Fee: $300.00
Foster Location: Meriden, CT