BUCK AB#16-107-1 – M, 9 Years
Foster dog name: Buck
Age: 9 years
Size/Weight: 63 lbs
Breed: English Setter
Good with Children: Yes
Good with Dogs: No
Good with Cats: Unknown
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Unknown (have never needed it)
Leash trained: Working on it
Behavior: Buck loves attention and affection. His idea of perfect happiness is being around his humans and getting petted 24 hours a day. Buck can “sit” and “come” on command, and he comes to a whistle as well. He is easily trainable. Sadly, Buck does not get along with other dogs, likely a result of being raised in a hoarding situation where he had to compete for food and care. He adores women and becomes extremely bonded to them. He has growled a few times at a male though that was mainly if he was startled out of sleep or confused as to who was in the room. There is no food aggression.
Activity Level: Buck has a low-to-moderate energy level. He loves a good run in the yard a few times a day but is always happy to come back inside. Inside he is laid back and can usually be found on the couch that he has claimed as his dog bed.
Fence: Being walked several times a day would be sufficient exercise, but because we don’t walk him much because he doesn’t get on with other dogs. He still tends to pull and would need additional leash training. A fenced-in yard (traditional or invisible) would be best for him. He does very well with our invisible fence, needing only a few days of training to learn the boundaries and has never tested them in the two years we have had the fence.
Medical History: No physical medical problems. He had heartworm when rescued but has tested negative twice in the past two years. Buck does have anxiety triggered mainly by other dogs. Since we have another dog, we have had to put him on anxiety medication but if he were the only dog in the house it is very likely he would not need to stay on it.
Foster Comments: Buck is a tremendously sweet guy who just wants to be with his special human(s) in his own home with no competition. He needs to be the only dog in the house. He is untested with cats. When children have been around he has had no issues. We’ve never needed to crate him. We can leave the house for hours with no concern of his causing any damage. Although he can be left alone without any problem, he does love his people and would be best suited to a home where someone spends a fair amount of time in the home.
Adoption fee: $150.00
Foster Location: Tilghman Island, MD
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