NEO ABIN#20 – 009- M, 7 Months

Name: NEO  

Gender: Male

Age: estimated to be 7 months 

Size/Weight: 25 Pounds—setter with Brittiany Mix will be small

Color: Red & White

Medical History   Neo came to us from Greece. He is up to date on his vaccinations, on heart worm medication, on flea & tick preventative, microchipped, but not yet neutered.   He originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic.  He was tested right before coming to the USA and his tests were negative, but the parasite can remain dormant for up to 7 years, so his new family must commit to testing him annually for the next 7 years. 

Good with Children:  Neo will approach slowly or let children come to him. He has puppy manners and will jump up to greet people.  He would make a good buddy for a family with children.  

Good with Dogs:  yes, enjoys wrestling with the resident two year old English Setter.  Approaches new dogs slowly, with a wagging tail.  

House trained:  Mostly—he knows to go the door—but has yet to let us know when he wants to go out.  

Leash trained:  A work in progress. He accepts the 30 foot long leash we use in the yard—and needs more practice on a short lead.  

Crate trained:  Neo sleeps in a crate in our bedroom and goes in there reluctantly when I need to leave the house.  Although somewhat resistant, he settles right in when given a chew.  Because we are a multiple dog house, we feed Neo in an open crate.  It is his happy place where yummy things show up!  He dives right in!

Fence is necessary.  Neo is fast and runs like the wind.   He will need either a sturdy fence or an electric fence. He is smart and willing to please and needs to run.   Leash walking will not provide enough exercise to wear this boy out.  

Training / Behavior:  Living on the streets of Greece, Neo’s experience was mainly of survival, and that was tough.  When he came to us, it was obvious that his exposure in a house was very limited if at all.   He would alert on any strange sound—and they were all strange to him.  Starting from day one, he quickly became comfortable with most of the normal house sounds and has settled in nicely.  He would benefit from a Puppy beginner class for continued socialization and help to solidify good behavior.  

Foster Comments: Neo is all puppy— Very affectionate, energetic a love bug.   He has the softest fur, red /brown and white spotted like a fawn. He loves his people—and tries so very hard to be good—but after all—he is a puppy with a zest & curiosity for life.   Every day, he surprises us with his accomplishesments—"look Mom, I can go up the stairs now”—and “see what I found!” He will play with toys & chews for a stretch, and is a master nap taker.  He loves the resident English Setter—45 pounds heavier than him—they wrestle, play, run and snooze together. Having a good relationship with another dog in his next home would be ideal.  He is not a dog that will do well when left for 8-9 hours a day at home.  He wants to be in the action.  Our latest discovery with Neo is his singing talent---We always try out the dogs with a harmonica—Neo is developing a fine voice.  He is a dog looking for a musical partner!   

 Neo is a great pup and has the qualities that a new family will welcome—attentive, sweet, looking to bond, gentle, sleeps soundly and loves car rides.  Honestly, if we didn’t have three dogs already, we would adopt him. But that would mean we could not foster, and that is what we want to do—help dogs over bad situations, getting them ready for their new family.  Neo is a wonderful puppy that has the potential and willingness to learn how to be your great dog.   

Adoption Fee: $450.00

Foster Location: Port Crane, NY

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