Herbert (or Herbie) has been seen by a vet at the shelter and was evaluated to have some hip issues. At other times he is viewed as having a spring in his step. He also has some corneal pigmentation in one eye which may account for some visual miscues. The shelter also thought he had some lipomas as well but is otherwise in good health for his age.
He is friendly and easy to handle, and loves attention... especially having his big blocky head and ears rubbed.
Herbie has been rescued from the shelter so he is now safe and in a Thulani foster home. While at the shelter he had quite a fan club with the staff... everyone who had worked with Herbie came to say goodbye and wish him well the afternoon we rescued him.
His reputation at the shelter was that he showed no interested in other dogs. He did participate in their senior play group but was more interested in sniffing his surroundings than interacting with other dogs.
Shelter staff also indicated he is very good about waiting to go outside to potty. He would stand up in his kennel and look at them when he needed to go out. Yes. it seems he is house-trained!!
Herbie may have some deafness and eyesight issues... but nothing is wrong with his appetite. He will take treats from your hand but is not as polite as he could be... but he isn't a shark either.
Herbie is very mobile although weak in the rear legs and seems to favor his right rear leg a bit more.
Since Herbert has been accepted into the GSRNC Thulani Program he will receive updated vaccinations and other medical care necessary to his well being. In addition, The Thulani Program is starting a search for his next adoptive home that will care for him for the rest of his life. Herbert will also come with a supply of food, a cushy pad if wanted, and other goodies such as toys.
Herbert T's medical expenses will be covered for the rest of his life by The Thulani Program!
If you want to learn more about Herbert, or are possibly interested in providing an adoptive or foster home, please send us a message at email@example.com.
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