Petey the pup is a 5-month old puppy named after the dog from The Little Rascals. When he first came to his foster family, he was skin and bones with ribs showing. The vet thought he had been out on his own for about a week based on his malnourished state and possibly mistreated since he had an initial fear of people. From the looks of his floppy ears, he may be beagle mixed with a larger dog, possibly a lab. He has brown spot over one eye while the other is white like his movie star namesake. He has green eyes, one eye has white lashes, the other has black lashes, like the character from Star Trek. He has many brown spots, and just adorable all the way around. If you ask his foster parent, he is much more handsome than the movie star that he's named after.
Petey was found as a stray when he was only about 2 months old. He loves to play with his foster dog buddies, one large dog of 70 lbs and one small dog of 15 lbs. He thinks cats are small dogs, and wants to play with them, though he backs off readily when cats protest. It seems the only thing on his mind is play, play, play. It's funny to see how he keeps himself entertained; when you call his name, he tap dances with his front paws as in the video. People have commented how hilarious Petey plays with his other foster dog cousins at the dog beach and dog parks. They are comedians!
He's extremely shy of people, but very playful with other dogs. He regularly goes to the dog beach and dog parks where he runs around with other dogs. In these environments, he doesn't mind approaching people in the course of play. To help him be less shy of people, he is going consistently to places where people are around such as parks, home improvement stores, and sitting outside the library. His forever home should provide an environment to continue getting him comfortable with people.
Though house trained, Petey is still a puppy discovering the world, and has puppy issues. His forever home should anticipate puppy behaviors and work with him. He is a quick learner, loves praises, and of course, he loves treats. Based on the size of his giant paws, he will grow up to be a big boy. Lots of love and his easy going nature will make him the best and most handsome dog companion you could hope for.
His forever home should be a private residence with a sizable yard fo rhim to play, and his owners need to have the time to take him on walks or to the dog park/dog beach on a daily basis. As a puppy, he will need some training, and an experienced dog owner is preferable. He should also be exposed to people as often as possible. He will be great with another dog, and gets along with cats after the cat get used to his enthusiasm.
Petey has full vaccines and is neutered.
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