FINN AB#19-183 – M – 3-5 Years
Foster dog name: Finn
Age: 3-5 (from activity level seems closer to 3)
Size/Weight: 47 lbs
Breed: English Setter
Good with Children: yes
Good with Dogs: yes
Good with Cats: yes
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: in progress. He’s doing well until he sees a squirrel. He still needs a fairly strong handler.
Behavior: Sweet cuddler
Activity Level: very active outdoors, calm indoors. Would make a good agility dog or running partner.
Fence: A fenced-in yard is recommended—he likes to run and has lots of energy
Medical History: UTD on all vaccinations, on HWP, neutered, and microchipped
Finn attracts attention wherever he goes both for his beauty and for his sweetness. He has gorgeous soulful eyes, and will gaze at you adoringly (leading a woman at the dog park to jokingly complain to her dog that he never looks at her that way.) He would happily sit for hours with his head on your knee, or curled up on your lap. As much as he wants to be close to you, he will go lay down on his own if you ask him to.
Finn is sensitive, but not insecure. Lack of socialization has made him a bit timid around new people and dogs at first, but he warms up quickly. He requires gentle training, and tends to go into another room if he hears any unpleasantness. He also prefers not to be around dogs that play rough. His goal in life is to please, and he will do anything you ask him to, as long as he understands what you want.
Finn is very family-oriented, and must be in a home with either another dog or where people are home a lot of the day. He hasn’t shown separation anxiety in the brief times he was left alone, but he wouldn’t be happy alone too much.
Around the house Finn is gentle and well-behaved, with no negative behaviors of note. As active as he is outside, I could still see Finn making a wonderful therapy dog.
Finn is currently living with his brother Huck, and they do very well together. They would make a great pair for a two-dog household. But they have shown no anxiety when separated, so are available individually.
Adoption Fee: $300.00
Foster Location: NC
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