Clay is such an awesome boy and does so well with other dogs that the shelter uses him to interact with the dogs being SAFER tested. He also interacted with one of the staff's cat and did great! He sniffed the cat and wagged his tail but did not try to chase.
Clay was found as a stray and never claimed from our southern partner shelter. Then he was adopted but was too energetic for the little children in the household. Once he got into a foster environment with other dogs and good exercise he calmed down a lot.
Clay is doing great now that he's here in Maine with another dog, a pre-teen boy, and getting good exercise. He is learning commands, and thinks he is a lap dog. He loves tug of war, and loves having a Kong or antler in his kennel. Clay especially loves tennis balls and squeaky toys.
He is physically strong but we found he's not much of a runner. He likes a normal amount of exercise and playing in the yard but not long distance runs. Clay recently came to a "meet and greet" with us and charmed everybody he met!
We found out a pretty cool story about Clay - Before he became a Lucky Pup, he was in our partner shelter in TN. A family came to see him and they had two very young children, so he would not have been a good fit. The dad wanted to walk him, and one of the volunteers told him how strong and energetic Clay is. He replied that he was a pretty strong guy, too. We found out he is DeMarco Murray, one of the Tennessee Titans!
To learn more about Lucky Pup Rescue, please visit our website: www.luckypuprescue.org. If you have interest in any of our dogs, please fill out the application and we'll work with you to find a great match for your family: http://www.luckypuprescue.org/#!adoption-application/c1aw8.
Please note, we do not have a physical facility where our dogs are housed, they are cared for in our network of wonderful foster homes throughout New England. If you find a dog you would like to meet, our expectation is that, once approved, you will travel to meet the dog in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
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