This sweet boy was adopted from DDB over 2 years ago when he was still an adolescent. His adoptive family fell on hard times, went through a stressful divorce, and have health issues that make caring for a large, active dog like Remy a significant challenge. DDB is always a resource and safe place for our alumni, so when we became aware of Remy’s declining circumstances, we stepped in to help and ensure he was getting the care and attention he deserves.
Remy is an active, affectionate dog who is very devoted to his people, learns quickly, and wants to please. He would love to be a lap dog, if you’d let him, but at 70lbs, he’s a big boy. He loves to snuggle by your feet, or lay his head on your lap when its family couch time. Remy can be selective about his dog friends, and would do well as an only dog with an active owner. He loves to run and play, and is always up for a game of fetch or Frisbee in the back yard. He's OK with some dogs, but would need a gradual introduciton and a savvy owner to manage the introduciton.
Remy is about 3.5 to 4 years old, and is some mix of large Hound with maybe Boxer or Cur. He’s an active, athletic dog who loves to go on walks and explore. He walks well on leash, but can be reactive on towards other dogs he doesn’t know. He's been through some training for this and is easily re-directed but a quiet neighborhood with less foot traffic is the best fit for Remy right now.. His new owner will need to continue his training to learn how to manage him on leash. Dogs can work through leash reactivity, but it requires an owner who will commit to training.
Remy has perfect house manners. He's crate-trained, housetrained, and already knows many basic commands, like sit, stay, and lay down. He knows to take treats gently from your hand, and has a renewed passion for playtime. Remy has a couple of favorite toys that he loves to carry around the house, and is a big fan of stuffed animals, the Frisbee, and rope toys.
Remy is an awesome, affectionate dog with his people, cat friendly and would be fine with kids over 10 years of age. He needs some work on leash skills, and continued training will be a condition of his adoption. He will fit best with an experienced owner who is used to managing a strong, active dog, and a home with a fenced yard for him romp around in with would be ideal.
We are looking for either a FOSTER or ADOPTER for Remy. If you think you could be the right fit for Remy, apply today!
BREED ESTIMATE: Mutt mix - Hound/Boxer or Cur mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 70 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 3.5 years
COAT TYPE: Short
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Haggerstown, MD - looking for a foster home.
FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and complete the application.
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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