I'm being cared for by:
SPCA/Humane Society Of Prince George's County Maryland
Facts about Morty
- Breed: Labrador Retriever/Chesapeake Bay Retriever Mix
- Color: Black
- Age: Adult
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Male
My name is Morty!
I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Who knows how long Morty had been living his life at the end of a chain. We do know he never learned to socialize with other dogs, so he was probably taken away from his mama and siblings far too early. And that he ended up with someone who thought that the only things dogs need are food and water. Somehow, Morty survived on the hope that those brief moments of human contact, when his owner came and brought him his food, would morph into something longer. A bright boy, Morty worked up an array of tricks to try to keep his human engaged. While his former owner was immune to all his cuteness, we sure aren't!
We've quickly discovered that despite his early experiences, Morty loves being with people. He's very smart and enjoys training. He learned his basic commands and moved on to agility exercises and the adorable (but very un-PC) bang-you're-dead trick. He is house-broken and crate-trained; although he does not like to be in his crate when he knows we're in the house, he is content to lie in his crate when we go to work. He likes to snuggle with his foster mom when she's lying on the couch. Denied his childhood, Morty is reluctant to drop toys once he has them in his mouth, but he is easily distracted by treats (another thing he was denied most of his life); although we are working to eliminate this behavior, we would not place him with young children who do not understand his signals and might try to take something from him.
Morty would be perfectly happy at our house were it not for the two resident dogs. He is fearful of the dominant one and tries desperately to ignore the other. All he wants is a human for his very own. One who will help him make up for lost time, and one he can abandon himself to totally in adoring devotion. You and Morty, a mutually happy ending?
- Age: 7 years
- Sex: Male
- Weight: 60 pounds
- Good with kids: Untested, but probably would be fine with kids over 12 yrs
- Good with dogs: Only at a distance
- Good with cats: No
- Fenced yard required: Yes
- Not OK for townhouses and apartments
- Housetrained: Yes
- Cratetrained: Yes, but would rather not be crated
- Barks when left alone: Yes, but eventually settles down
- Chews inappropriate items: No, but does counter surf
- Training: Knows the basics and some tricks and is enjoying training class
- Activity level: Medium
Please consult our ADOPTION FAQ (https://sites.google.com/site/pgspcavol/apply) before contacting us. If Morty is not listed as Pending or Adopted, you may assume he is still available.
If you are interested in Morty, consider letting us know by filling out a (no obligation) adoption application (http://www.pgspca.org/applications).
Morty does not generally attend adoption shows, but we are happy to arrange for you to meet him privately.
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