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I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Dillon gets along great with the dogs at GSRSV's rescue ranch, with two caveats: he is possessive of his toys and somewhat food-aggressive. (He does not exhibit either behavior toward people). I attribute both of these behaviors to the likelihood Dillon has been an only dog most of his life; he has shown improvement with his food-aggression in just the few days that I've had him. I would not label Dillon as an alpha dog, but he is not the submissive type, either. I would not place him in a home with an alpha male.
Though I have not seen Dillon around cats, I will consider him for a home with a cat that is used to being around dogs. So far, Dillon has not shown me any behaviors that make me think he'd be dangerous to cats.
Dillon is what I consider a very "domestic" dog--he loves being in the house, and wants to be near me most of the time. He is completely housetrained and has very good house manners. He does get anxious when I go outside and don't take him with me, so he might exhibit some separation anxiety initially in a new home.
Dillon was clearly a dog that somebody treated well for the most part and spent some time training. He sits, lies down, and shakes on command. He walks well on a leash, and has good off-leash recall. As mentioned, he takes treats gently from hand. Dillon loves to go for car rides, and rides exceptionally calm. He does make a bit of a fuss at first when I walk away from the car, but he quiets down quickly.
Dillon loves to play fetch and releases the ball gently. He'll make a great family dog or loyal companion for a single person or couple.
GSRSV rescued Dillon from the Stanislaus County Shelter in Modesto on 2-28-16. He had been brought to the shelter as a stray, but I strongly suspect that this dog was surrendered by his owner due to circumstances.
Dillon's adoption fee is $275, which includes a microchip.