Cory loves his stuffed toy. He amuses himself for hours, playing with it in the yard of the shelter.
Cory is looking for a home with a large fenced yard and without cats and preferably no other dogs, although he is known to get along with small female dogs. If the home is in the country and not fenced, he'd need to be on a long tie out until he knows his boundaries. He looooves to run in the field so it wouilkd be a shame to deny him this pleasure. He doesn't like to be challenged by another large male dog so in order to avoid setting him up to fail in his new home, we would prefer no other pets, at least until he's had the opportunity to have some socialization training around other dogs. He seems to be fine with children, after having lived on the school grounds before his past owner passed away. Cory loves being with people and would be quite happy to be the only pet in the home.
Here's another link to a video of him relaxing. Do a copy/paste of the link into your browser to view it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyWa2iuSux8
UPDATE 3/6/2016: I had the opportunity to meet Cory and he is the most delightful dog; such a great personality and so happy. Yes, he's full of energy so definitely not for any coach potatoes but he will be so much fun for the right home.
Also, recent blood tests showed that Cory recently contracted Leishmaniasis, a very common disease of dogs living in Mediterrean countries, from the bite of an infected sandfly. So, he's now receiving treatment for this. Treatment will finish in about a month's time and he'll be retested before joining a new family. As a way to manage this disease (keep it dormant), it is recommended he take daily Allopurinil tablets and be retested in 6 months. Allopurinol is a relatively inexpensive pill, costing about $120 for 500-300mg pills, available from a local pharmacy with a prescription from the vet. As well, he would do best on a low purine diet.
It's really sad to know that this very good natured dog has gone through so much in his young life; he just seems to be cursed! However, we will not give up on Cory and are hopeful that a family will recognize his potential and want to adopt him. I instantly fell in love with him and I know whoever adopts him will too.
UPDATE July 8/16: Cory has responded very favourably to his treatment and is basically ready to move on to bigger and better things. He is a great dog with a super personality; just needs an active and 'fun' person to match his personality. I was very impressed when I met him in May....a really nice dog.
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