Meet the adorable Goober. He was found wandering the streets of Randolph by himself and turned into the local shelter. He has quickly become a shelter favorite with his adorable face and goofy personality. He runs like a lanky teenager still growing into his legs and is a little clumsy. Goober loves food and cookies and will go in his crate and wait patiently for them. Once in awhile, he forgets his manners and growls if you try to move his food bowl before he is quite finished. He loves his crate and will happily sleep in it all night or hang out in it when needed. In the shelter, Goober doesn't really care about the other dogs in their crates and tries to play with dogs he has seen outside, although he has not yet had the opportunity. House training is going slowly in the shelter, but we expect that to pick up once he is in a home.
Goober has a skin infection that is currently being treated and he may need to be on special food in the future. The most unique thing about Goober, other than his stunning good looks, is that he is deaf. This does not add any special medical concerns, but does mean that you have to get creative with his training. So far he has mastered sit, and currently we are trying to find out if he responds better to training with vibration or light signals.
Goober's ideal home would have a fenced yard, so that he can have a safe place to run around and expend energy. He will need a family that will be patient while he learns what is expected of him and will be dedicated to working with a trainer to teach him appropriate doggie manners. Goober is smart and has already learned where he gets fed and the schedule of the day. We believe once we figure out the way he learns best, that being deaf won't prevent him from learning all kinds of things.
Age: approx. 2 years old as of July 2016
Weight: 55 pounds as of 10/5/16
Vaccinations: Up to date as of 10/2016
Heartworm: Negative as of July 2016
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: has done well with meeting dogs, both male and female and various ages, through a fence. tail wagging and trying to play, no barking, growling or signs of aggression
Cats: unknown but can arrange to be tested
Kids: currently has not met any kids, but based on personality may do well with older kids
Adoption Donation: $200
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