Age: 4 years
Size/Weight: 55 lbs
Breed: English Setter
Good with Children: Yes
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Leash Trained: Work in progress. He is very strong and pulls hard, however, if gentle leader is used he obeys better
Behavior: Barrett is warming up to us. It took him a week to sit on the floor by us instead of going into his crate. He is not a cuddler yet. He is not interested in toys except for a ball. He does not table surf or dumpster dive and doesnt beg for food when we eat. He enjoys his dog food and anything with peanut butter or cheese. He seems to have some separation anxiety and needs reassurance when you come home.
Activity Level: High. Very active. He needs to run and burn off energy so he can settle inside. He's never heen used for hunting. He will find anything, even if it's just a shadow, and amuse himself for extended periods of time, pouncing on it.
Fence: He needs to run. A fence is a must in conjunction with daily walks.
Medical History: Up to date on all shots. He is on monthly heartworm and flea and tick prevention pills. He scratches his back frequently. The vet said it is a skin allergy probably from living in the Florida heat.
Comments: Barrett is a happy go lucky active sweetheart. He likes every person and dog he meets. His favorite pasttime is chasing butterflies, bugs, and bunnies in our backyard. He is not treat motivated, but is very bright. He only knew "sit" the day we got him, but within 2 days he learned "come, stay, down, off, and no". Barrett prefers sleeping in his crate. I keep the door open during the day so he can go in and out as he pleases. At night he goes in easily and sleeps with the door closed. He loves car rides and does not get sick.
Adoption Fee: $300.00
Foster location: Seaford, Delaware
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