Joey Jim came to us as a stray. He was picked up by the warden and taken to a local vet. He was quite forlorn and suffering from flea dermatitis. He responded quickly to their TLC and medical treatment and was soon feeling better and looking so much happier.
Joey is about 2 years old. His medical paperwork says American Pit Mix, but we believe he could be lab, border collie, boxer…who knows!? We do know that he is a sweet boy with melt-your-heart brown eyes. He charmed the vet staff and then our volunteers who met him with his winning personality. It didn’t take his foster mom long describe him as friendly and adorable.
Joey Jim Pros: He rides well in the car. He is house trained and crate trained -- not one accident in his foster home. He is treat motivated and eager to learn. He knows sit, down, shake (sloppy), sit pretty, high five, and look at me. He's learning 'leave it' & roll over. He walks nicely on leash with a gentle leader and loves exercise & play. He lives with 2 female dogs: another foster (Neyla/Cindy) dog that he allows to “mother” him and she is often seen licking his ears. They also play together. The other is the resident dog and he is submissive and respectful of her. He will wait his turn like a true gentleman with his female canine siblings. He recently learned to walk on the treadmill & can run with a 'Walky Dog' (attachment to a bicycle).He learned how to do both very quickly, and really enjoys any 'job' you give him. Joey is great when the grandchildren come to visit.
Joey Jim Cons: He is very cat reactive. (That’s a definite “con” if you have cats.) On the pro side of that, he is getting better and listens to correction when he sees the cats in his foster home. But he has a ways to go before he could live and coexist with felines on a daily basis. He has shown some issues with food, he may not have eaten regularly as a stray. He gulps his food and his foster mom monitors food intake and dog interaction during mealtime. He has learned to take treats nicely during treat and trick time even when the other dogs are present.
Joey is a voracious chewer. He will need a home with a steady supply of kongs and chews.
His foster mom used so many superlatives to describe him: a Beautiful, good boy, who is smart, gentle, protective, and loyal. Sooo handsome and sooo sweet, a fantastic boy, who is kind, and loving. He has all the right qualities of a great family dog and is looking For a home that will continue to work with him. He has these beautiful brown eyes that go right to ones' soul, and a really awesome howl to his bark when he tries to communicate with his human, he's adorable! And she added that he likes to sleep close to her with his head on her neck.
Joey has been neutered updated on his vaccines and microchipped. He is ready for his forever home.
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