Did you think Morris was a cat? So did we. But look at this Morris who showed up at APA! He's a friendly young adult who is looking to find his forever family. And thanks to his time spent with an APA! foster family, we know he should make a quick transition to his new home.
We love Morris's nice calm demeanor around the house. He likes an occasional game of tug, and he likes chew toys and bones. But he prefers to spend a lot of time lounging in his crate. He is house trained and hasn't been destructive at all. He also loves to share affection with his favorite people.
Morris will make a great walking partner. His leash manners are quite good. He's a curious guy who can sometimes get distracted by other dogs and people, but he refocuses on his handler without too much trouble. He likes to go at a leisurely pace. He doesn't mind taking breaks when his handler wants to talk with neighbors, and uses it as an opportunity to lie down and roll around on his back!
With some love and leadership, Morris should make a great long-term companion for a lucky family. We think Morris could share a home with a well-matched doggie housemate, especially one that shares his lower energy level. He is a bigger dog and might not be great for smaller children, though he would probably love to be in a home with older kids.
Don't forget that APA's behavioral team will be available to help with any questions. Plus, remember that when you adopt you'll also let us free up space so that another dog can join us at APA!
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