The one word that comes to mind to describe Blue is gentle when he is alone with you on the couch. He seems to have an awareness of calm and softness about him with his people when not engaged in play. Blue has been working on deference training, and he has really taken to it. He loves to stare up at you attentively while he waits for a treat. Even though Blue is still on the young side, his favorite activity is snuggling up in a little ball by you on the couch. It can be hard to get him up to go outside sometimes when he gets nice and cozy.
Blue also enjoys playing with kong toys and nylabones. When you first give him a toy he will prance around to show off his new item before he settles down to start chewing on it. Blue is a dog that has been given a second chance and is now waiting for his furever home. He is crate trained, potty trained and is constantly improving on his training. Blue is one smart guy, and he would love it if you opened your heart and home to him. He will do best as the only dog.
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The Adoption process is designed to help best place dogs with homes that are in the best interest of the dogs and their human companions. The adoption process starts with a prescreen review of an Guardian Application. Making decisions about dog placement in adoptive homes is an "art", not a "science", and there will be times when applications will be denied for various reason(s). This is left to the discretion of the MAPS after reviewing relevant information. MAPS reserves the right to make all decisions regarding placement or final disposition of any rescued dog in its care into a foster or adoptive home. There is no guarantee that any applicant(s) requesting to adopt a dog being fostered through MAPS, or posted on MAP's web site, will be granted an adoption. After a successful prescreen, including background checks, the applicant(s) are notified that they can visit the dogs and a time slot is made for the dog and applicant interaction. After the interaction we encourage several days of reflection before adopting a pet to help assure this will be a lifetime commitment of love and quality care for the dog. Next we conduct a home/neighborhood visit to the Guardian Applicant's home. If the home visit proves successful the new mom and/or dad of the dog will sign an Adoption Agreement and share a lifetime of love !
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