"Fergie" came to us from a family where he was the only dog, and that didn't work well for him. He needs to be one of a pack with one or two other dogs about his age. In his foster home, he wants to be right in the action, that is, where the dogs and people are. He's affectionate and cuddly, looking for a lap to sit in, especially if that lap is down on the floor at his level.
Fergus is overweight, and his adopter must stick to his diet so he can get down to his ideal weight. He's very agile and a fast runner, and he'll be even more so after he loses about seven more pounds. Long walks are important for that, and fast runs in a large fenced yard are essential. He also needs a good obedience class and plenty of practice on those lessons. Fergus is smart and attentive, and a class will help polish his manners. For example, he may lunge at other dogs or try to chase a bicycle while out walking, and he needs to learn to accept such stimuli. Fergus has also "gotten away with" some unacceptable habits, like stealing a sock and then starting to eat it, or picking up a tissue or piece of paper and playing "keep away." Consistency and management on the part of his adopter will help Fergus be a good boy all the time - and he does try.
An active home with someone around most of the time is ideal for Fergus, and we'll give such an adopter first consideration. Sorry, no children. He needs the company of one or two other young playful dogs, and he needs consistency to reinforce his manners. His housetraining is absolutely reliable, and he goes into his crate willingly. He's also a very good car traveler in a crate. In summary, Fergus is a very nice youngster who needs a little polishing and some weight loss. Along the way, he'll make sure you have a lot of fun, too.
Fergus is ... 18 months old, 18 inches tall, and weighs 35 pounds. His adoption fee is $350. Before you ask about Fergus, please read "How to Adopt" on our website: NVSR.org. It will answer your questions about our process and expectations.
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