Even though Carlos is a medium energy guy he does enjoy spending time outside and would really like a fenced yard to lounge in in his new home. A fenced yard would also be helpful for Carlos while he works on his leash manners. He is a very strong guy and not perfect on leash, although he does better when he has a harness or gentle leader. Carlos does great in the car and was just perfect for a recent bath. He is also good for vetting, though he doesn't love having his nails trimmed.
Carlos is currently doing very well with a cat friend who has learned to ignore his play bows. He has done just great with the other dogs he's met out and about. He is a little nervous with the dogs that come on strong wanting to play right away but given enough transition time he would probably love another dog for company and to occasionally play with. He would probably not enjoy the dog park but a regular play date with a consistent dog friend would be perfect for him. Carlos has also done great meeting all sorts of new people, on leash and off.
In his previous home, Carlos was protective of his things, especially his food bowl and crate. He did demonstrate this behavior initially with a male foster parent but he hasn't had any issues with that now that he is living with a woman. It's possible this may be an issue for him again if his home dynamics change, or maybe it is something he is steadily growing out of as he reaches a more mellow and confident age. Given his previous issues and his size, he will need an experienced home that is able to set firm boundaries for him. Right now we don't think Carlos is not a good fit for a home with children but he would likely do just fine with visiting dog savvy kids with supervision.
Carlos is a great boy who lost his home due to changes in his family. He is waiting for his new forever people.
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