I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Sawyer is an incredible boy, he is very much a puppy at heart; happy, playful, & curious about everything. He is good with people. He likes kids, he gets super excited wiggly tush & a whipper tail, so children over 6 would best. He has done well with our two small dogs (4 lbs and 12 lbs) & he’s learned to play gentle with them. He has shown no food, toy, or resource guarding behaviors and our little dogs have really tested & pushed him! He enjoys running amok and rough housing with our family’s large dogs. He would like a female canine buddy with he takes a while to warm up to large male dogs but does fine once introduced properly.
His ideal home includes a big yard to run and play and someone who wants to take him on hiking adventures, & runs. At approximately two years old, Big Ol’ Brown Eyes Sawyer is the perfect mix of bouncy energy and couch potato – in fact, he spends most of his time as the latter when it’s chilly out. He is an indoors dog. He cannot be left unattended outdoors or he will employ fence jumping to find his own entertainment. This behavior has been be curbed with training but it’s one of those things that once a dog learns it, it unfortunately lingers. He needs people who take the pack leader issue seriously. For the right owner who understands the importance of structure, leadership, and exercise; Sawyer can make a wonderful addition to your life.
He is 55 pounds. He is Catahoula leopard dog and Pit Bull mix. He has a great combination of traits from each breed. He is intelligent and energetic. You need to keep him physically and mentally stimulated. If, as likely, he is not with you in the capacity of a working dog, you can engage him in agility and obedience training. Agile & healthy, Sawyer’s favorite game is playing ball followed by a close second to chasing hose sprinkler spray.
He is an exuberant adolescent dog but he also enjoys couch chill time at end of the day He’s happy to join with his people gardening, watching movies, and helping with homework cuddling up in bed. Pretty much if he is with his people he is happy whatever you are doing and he wants to be by your side. He excited about his daily walks, he does well on lead whether river trails or neighborhood. Sawyer does OK with dog savvy cats.
The staff at his shelter did everything they could to keep him happy but he developed kennel stress. Post shelter he has blossomed with lots of TLC at his foster home, including play groups, enrichment activities, extra human time and more exercise. He gets a lot of walks and attention. When the weekend comes and his weekday routine is thrown of; he rolls with it. We take him outside, where he rolls around in the grass, watches squirrels intensely, and peacefully zones out as we give him belly rubs and talking to him softly. I would describe him as the dog he is at heart: goofy, adorable, sweet & loving dog.
When Sawyer is with his people, his comfort, gratefulness and joy are palpable. He will literally fall asleep in your lap at drop of a hat. Despite the misgivings of his previous life which landed him in the shelter, he has managed to remain at heart a social dog who enjoys the company of people. Long periods without human contact cause him great emotional suffering and stress. It has been an absolute pleasure to see if him turn into the fun-loving, happy-go-lucky dog that he is.
Falling in love with Sweet Sawyer is contagious! It probably has to do with the way he endearingly gravitates towards your lap, or maybe it’s the way he dances around when excited, or because he looks and hops like Tiger from Winnie the Poo, or his big smile & warm eyes, or maybe it is his goofy demeanor & silly antics.
Sawyer is Sawyer and he will make you fall in love with him!