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Bobby was surrendered to a pound by his first family because they did not do enough research on the Newfoundland breed and didn’t want the dog that their cute puppy grew to be. They turned him in stating he was too big and too much dog for them. As he matured and grew, they decided he was not the dog for them. Bobby deserves a family who is going to be devoted to him as he will be to them. He is an intelligent, loyal dog who connects easily with people. Bobby needs to belong in a home where he can be confident he is in his forever home, not being given up on again.
Bobby is a very huggable dog! Regardless of his large size, he is very calm and quiet indoors rarely barking in the house. He is a couch potato! Most of the time you will find him cuddled up on the floor next to you. Bobby enjoys all forms of exercise offered to him. He does well with regular walks and playing in the yard. Bobby loves to be outside with us and is doing well using a gentle leader training halter. Although he normally fusses when the gentle leader is first put on, he quickly settles when he learns that he is going out on a walk.
Bobby loves to be snuggled and pet. He is happiest when he is by your side, getting petted or when he's getting belly rubs as he is right beside you. When getting petted, he often falls to the ground and lifts his legs for a belly rub. He can never get enough love and affection. Bobby has been such a good boy during his stay with us. He is house trained. He does not ask to go outside, but regular visits outside seem to work well for him. He is also crate trained. He stays in his crate when we are away from the house. He was unsure of going in his crate but now easily goes in with a small treat or a little praise. When coming out of the crate, he is very excited, but settles once he is able to greet you. He likes to sleep at night on the floor next to his person’s bed. A cozy dog bed would do nicely for him. He can also be crated at night if preferred.
Bobby is living in a full house! He has settled in nicely with his foster dog sister. They can often be found playing together. We think he would do well in a home with another friendly, well-behaved dog, but this is not a necessity for him. Bobby would do very well being the only dog and getting all the attention to himself. Bobby also has 4 cats as his new friends. He shows little interest in the cats, only occasionally tries to sniff them. For the most part he only needs a little reminder that he's not allowed to chase them.
Bobby is being fostered in a home with three young children (9, 7, and 5 years old). Newfoundland’s are known to love children and Bobby certainly does love them. The children adore him and he loves receiving affection from them. He would do very well in a home with children. Bobby is a sweet dog, with a gentle nature, and we believe that the more love he receives the better.
Bobby is being taught basic obedience in his foster home. He needs someone who will continue with his training. He can be stubborn and does well with a firm voice and is motivated with treats. He is working on the “sit,” “down,” and “come” commands. Bobby’s new family will need to commit to continuing his obedience training to bring out the best in this smart dog. You will have a fantastic family dog who has all the love in the world to give. Whomever his future owners may be are very lucky people. With continued training and socialization, Bobby is going to be one amazing dog.
We are looking for a home for Bobby that is familiar with the Newfoundland breed and is capable of handling a giant sized dog. He is a gawky teenager right now and is clumsy but he will mature into a regal boy. Even though they are very large, a young Newfoundland needs plenty of exercise to be happy and his family needs to be committed to taking him out daily for walks and having plenty of play in the yard. A fenced in yard is preferred for Bobby so he has a place to run around safely. His new owners will need to have the space for a giant breed dog. Although calm in the home, the reality is that these dogs take up floor space, especially when stretched out resting. Another reality of owning a giant breed dog is that they cost more to own. Bobby is on a quality diet and he needs to remain on top quality food for his overall health. Medical care is also more costly for the big dogs and his family needs to be prepared for this. And then supplies for big dogs cost more as well…he will need a giant sized crate, the big and sturdy toys, and more treats than a smaller dog would. He will also need continued obedience training at a quality dog school as it is imperative that he be well mannered and well trained; we are looking for a family that will commit the time and energy into taking him to classes and making sure that he is well trained. Bobby has already lost a home because his original family wasn’t prepared for the realities of living with a giant breed dog, we will not let that happen again. Newfoundland dogs offer a ton of love and happiness to a home and are popular because of their amazing temperament. Bobby has all of this and then some. He will be some lucky family’s best dog ever…we just need to make sure that the family picked will be Bobby’s best family ever and that will be one that is educated about the breed, and capable and willing to do the best by him.
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, de-wormed (if required), and microchipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog. For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at www.pounddog.ca.