This animal is available at Marin Humane Society
Please do not contact North Bay
Breed Australian Cattle Dog (Queensland Heeler)cross
Color Tri Color
Weight 68.8 lbs
Age 8Yrs 1Wks
Where can you find me?
I am at the Marin Humane Society location.
You can contact me by
Phone (415) 506-6225
Fax (415) 382-1349
Address 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Novato
A Little Bit About Me
Raider is an affectionate, gentle soul who is awaiting his new home. At eight years young, his personality is established and there should be no surprises. Although he did not live with children in his previous home, he is a tolerant fellow. If children are respectful he should be just fine. He is attentive to people and enjoys interacting. Raider has a playful side and will chase a ball, but not always bring it back.
Raider, unfortunately, has been putting away the calories for quite some time. This limits his mobility as well as being hard on his joints. We recommend a consult with your vet. Most likely the tried-and-true regimen of diet and exercise will be advised. You may find an entire new Raider emerge. Losing weight will also give him more energy which in turn will require more exercise. In the meantime, enroll Raider in a family dog training class. Although he does know a few behaviors, a class will help cement your bond with him. We also suggest a scenting class which will engage his sensitive nose and tire him out without being physically difficult.
Raider does have a few quirks. His previous owner says he likes to guard the car and the yard. He also hates to have his nails trimmed. Our behavior/adoption staff will give you some advice on these behaviors.
Raider appeared indifferent to the dogs he met during his evaluation. He was tolerant of their greeting but did not make any attempt to play. He did give a very mild correction to an annoying little terrier. Dogs his age are often not interested in meeting other dogs. So don't force him. He may choose one or two dog buddies and that is all he needs, if at all. He likes his people best!
Adoption Center: (415) 506-6225
The Marin Humane Society
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, California 94949
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