Vinny was picked up as a stray, so we have no history on him. He’s got some pretty strong fear issues with just about everyone other than foster mom and dad. We have been working tirelessly to help him overcome this “stranger danger”. He still has a long way to go, but we’re pleased with the way he’s improved. We are currently working with a Dog Psychology Expert to help Vinny become a calm and balanced dog.
We suspect that he is still very young, around 2 years old. Other than a recent treatment for whip worms he appears to be very healthy, physically. At home he is a happy, wiggly, silly, playful boy. He loves to snuggle, loves belly rubs and most of all, loves his people. Even though Vinny is completely housebroken, he must be crated when left alone. Boredom often sets in and when you return home, you may find he has done some re-decorating. He listens to HGTV all day. Perhaps that’s where he’s getting these creative ideas!
Vinny’s adopter will have to be someone who is calm, but assertive, and is willing to continue working with him. He’ll need plenty of daily exercise, mental stimulation and patience. He’s not one of those dogs who would be “perfect for anyone”, but there is no doubt that a very special someone will come along someday and fall in love with him.
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