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COMMENTS FROM THE FOSTER FAMILY:
Pinto is shy, intelligent and so lovable! He has only shown interest in the Nylabones from the big dogs in our house. It’s funny to watch him try to chew on a bone almost as large as he is! He has no aggression whatsoever and when one of our big dogs wants his/her bone back, Pinto will just get up and walk away. He’s not yet shown any interest in the squeaky toys or balls. He gets along great with not only our dogs, but other dogs in the neighborhood. I understand from his time at Duplin County Animal shelter that he was fine with cats too, but we have not cat tested him in our home. He does fine with the kids in our neighborhood (ages over 5 years old) and will let them pet him. He likes it when they rub his belly.
He would do fine in either a busy or quiet home. When there is activity, he joins in, but when there is not, he’s content to just lie down. He did fine in the car ride to our house, but I recommend using a crate because he likes to go from window to window to look out at his surroundings.
What an amazing little guy! He was apparently attacked prior to coming to BFPA so he’s shy and reserved when he first meets people and other dogs, but he quickly warms up. After the first night in our home, he learned our 4 dogs were no threat and he fits right in with the whole gang!
He loves to cuddle and is a great lap dog as soon as you sit down. He’ll follow us around the house and watch what we are doing, but doesn’t get under our feet. When all our dogs are in the yard, he’ll run around with everyone with lots of energy, but in the house, he’s a calm observer of all the activity around him.
Pinto is a smart dog and we are starting to work on some basic training and leash manners. We go for daily walks and his little feet go as fast as they can to keep up with our big dogs. He doesn’t bark unless the other dogs bark when someone comes to the door. He has no food aggression at all. He waits his turn to get his bowl and sometimes watches our other dogs eat before he starts eating and then he takes his time.
EVERY DOG HAS A STORY: Pinto was one of 22 dogs pulled from rural high-kill animal shelters ahead of Hurricane Mathew. Pinto had been attacked by another dog and was found as a stray. He suffered several puncture wounds but is healing nicely in his foster home. He is anxiously awaiting his forever home and would make an excellent pet.
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