found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
No, I’m not from Jersey. I was adopted from a rural Western Illinois shelter a few years ago and life was good until my former person passed away and there was no one around to take me in. The shelter folks noticed how gentle I am and started using me to temperament test the newcomers since I’m not easily ruffled. One fine day recently, the Young At Heart rescue van came to town and I was one of the lucky pooches who got to hop in for a ride to a new start in life! I am WONDERFUL in the car, by the way.
I am 8 years old and super healthy. I am friendly and gentle but skittish about some things which my foster folks are trying to figure out. Like I love the outside but at night I don’t really want to be out there on my own. Or if the garbage can lid clanks and I’m nearby, I may jump. And I am camera shy which makes it hard to capture my full beauty on film. Maybe when I lose a few more pounds, I won’t be as embarrassed to be photographed! I’m not a big cuddler but I like to sit near you and prefer to be in the room you’re in. I have a playful side which I don’t get much chance to use here with the lazy old beagles in my foster home, but you should see me lumber around and do the “play bow” and throw myself on the ground to roll in the grass. I’m large enough that it kind of looks like slow motion to my people! I went to a dog park recently and had a BLAST running all over and playing with others my size. And then I needed to sniff the perimeter like any good hound must do in a new space.
I don’t use my voice much – foster mom hopes to hear it one day to see if it’s as low-pitched as my size would indicate, but I’m keeping that secret to myself for the time being. I really like other dogs and might appreciate having one that will play with me, but I could be an only dog as well since that’s what I was used to. There are no cats here in my foster home but the people who run the shelter said I didn’t react to them at all, “shows no interest in cats” is what they put on their form, but since I can’t read, I don’t know what that means so you can interpret for yourself.