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.
What is more enticing than an excited, open-mouthed puppy smile on the face of an adult dog? Seven-year-old, black beauty Morty bounds rather than runs, and lopes rather than walks. In fact, he has been taking giant puppy steps for months now to make up for all the puppy time he missed years ago.
Removed from a long abusive owner, Morty, despite the deprivations of his past, is remarkably forgiving. He is most attentive to his fosters, loves being with them and cuddling up close to them. Both eager and quick to learn, he is clicker trained, and has been a star student at his obedience training classes, perfecting not only his basic commands, but also excelling at agility. He has even started learning to ride a skateboard!
Happy Morty is eagerly energetic and easily motivated by treats – the better to train him with, of course – and loves nothing more than a good long car ride so that he can stick his majestic head out the window and savor the freedom in the air. Both housetrained and crate trained, he prefers not to be in his crate when his fosters are home, but when they leave for work, he goes inside it and remains there until they return.
New to toys, Morty will growl a warning should someone attempt to take one from his mouth. Although his fosters are working to correct this behavior by distracting him with treats, this remains a work in progress. Perhaps as a holdover from his past, he does NOT get along with most dogs, and has a tendency to bark and lunge at them. And yet, this dear and most deserving of dogs would thrive as the only dog in a home filled with loving and laughter, for Morty has much to give, much to make up for, and much to look forward to.
- Age: 7
- 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/adopt/online-adoption-application/).
Morty does not generally attend adoption shows, but we are happy to arrange for you to meet him privately.
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