Because Redd is apprehensive around strangers, he will need a strong, dog-savvy person to help him overcome his fears. He has responded very well to exercise, so his forever family will preferably have an active lifestyle or the means to provide him with an outlet for his energy--rain or shine--which is crucial to help him stay calm. His current exercise regimen consists of running (while Foster Dad bikes) for 2 miles in the morning and 2 miles in the evening, 7 days a week.
In addition to daily exercise, Redd also needs a quiet home without children or regular visitors. While he has made progress with meeting strangers, it is still a stressor and may stay so for a long time. If you live in the country with large distances to your neighbors, we would love for you to meet Redd.
Redd enjoys playing with other dogs and has shown very appropriate play behavior with the resident dog at his foster home. It would be wonderful if he could have a canine playmate in his forever home, but it is not a requirement as long as his needs for physical exercise as well as mental stimulation can be satisfied. If you do have a dog, however, he/she should be a confident leader for Redd to model on.
If you can look past and handle his imperfections, Redd is truly a gem. He is housebroken, has perfect recall, and does not counter-surf. Most of all, he is a loyal companion, the most lovable teddy bear you can imagine.
Redd is being fostered in the Twin Cities metro area, and his adoption fee is $400. Please contact us to learn more about him.
Please see Redd's webpage for additional updates and photos: http://ragom.org/avail.cgi/Available/dog?dog_id=5637.
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