found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
A year ago, Rascal was apparently abandoned in Don Castro Park. Who knows how many weeks the little guy was alone and scared, wanting security but running away from those who tried to catch him? At last he was rescued by a kind couple who have fostered him now for a nearly a year.
Although fearful at first, when the couple got him home Rascal became a lovable and fun companion. He bonded quickly with the couple and was soon playing happily with Ava, their 50 lb Norwegian Elkhound. Rascal is great in the home. He is crate trained, house trained and responsive to commands. He would be a fine play pal for a well adjusted home dog.
Sadly, Rascal is not so good in the outside world. It seems his frightening experience of being a young, little dog alone in the Park has made a lasting impression on him. He fears strangers, both human and canine, and puts on a brave front of frantic barking when he encounters them on walks. A professional trainer has had some success improving upon this behavior, and Rascal has no fear or aggression issues after a couple of introductions. He has been introduced successfully to a house-sitter. He also does well at Dogtime in his small dog playgroup.
The best situation for Rascal is to be an at-home dog with little need to venture far abroad and without children or frequent guests coming in and out. Someone to love him, a yard to play in and possibly a doggie friend would suit him well. If you would like to meet a little dog who could be your perfect pal, don’t be a stranger! Rascal’s foster parents are committed to as many “meet and greets” as it takes for Rascal to be united with you as his forever person in a permanent home.
The foster family will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Call Dave and Carrie at (510) 862-6799 or (650) 619-3939.
Note! This is a courtesy posting for someone trying to re-home their pet.