JAVA ABIN#19-001-5 – M, 6 Months
Foster dog name: Java (Java Monkey)
Age: 6 Months (DOB 9/3/18)
Size/Weight: 33 lb and growing!
Color: Tri color brown.
Breed: English Setter (mom) and most likely Golden Retriever (dad)
Socialization/training: Java appears to have been well socialized as a puppy. He is still shy in new environments, but has really been coming out of his shell in his foster home. He is beginning to learn "sit" for a cookie. He has some separation anxiety if left alone with out a dog pal to be with
Good with Children: Most likely. He does not jump up on people and is fairly mellow for a puppy
Good with Dogs: Java needs a home with a dog pal and hopefully playmate. He is learning to play tug and chase with his foster sister
Crate trained: I have crated him and he does not like it. He is fairly trustworthy being left out of a crate as long as he has his toys and his doggy pal to be with
Leash trained: I walk him with a regular harness and he does impressively well if he has his dog pal to walk with him. He is a follow the leader type of pup
Activity Level: He is a puppy, but a mellow puppy! He seems more Golden Retriever in his activity level than English Setter. He loves chasing after a ball being tossed in the house, enjoys his walks and running in the yard with his foster fur sibling Sadie. He also does really well with car rides and can be trusted left in the car for quick in an out of a store, etc when Temperatures are appropriate.
Medical History: Java is current on all vaccines and tests. He will need to be neutered and will be adopted out with a puppy contract. recent research is indicating that it is better to not neuter puppies until they are closer to 1 year old. He is a healthy puppy and is at a good weight range at this time (he was skinny when he arrived)
Java, along with his siblings, was born in a water runoff drain in Greece to an English Setter mom. Being a puppy, he is less likely to have have been exposed to Leishmaniasis. He tested negative before coming to the US. However, 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. There is also a lymph node aspirate test that can be done once (vs 7 year testing).
Foster Location: Marietta, GA
Volunteer transport can be arranged in the Continental US within a 1,000 mile distance between adopters & foster home. Typically, we are able to transport your adopted dog to within 2 hours of your home. *Dogs can be adopted outside the 1000 mile transport distance; however, adopters must be willing to either fly their adopted dog, drive to a location within the 1000 mile transport range, or make independent transport arrangements for their adopted dog. Transports to far West states, from Eastern states, may have additional restriction