Here is a dog who will provide an instant pick-me-up every day. Just try to stay in a bad mood with Pietro around. We dare you. It can't be done. He is a fun, goofy guy who will just need a little work to become a great family dog.
Pietro came to us as a stray, and we're helping him learn all the skills he'll need in his future home. And he is an eager student. He gets excited whenever anyone stops by his kennel because he knows it is time for some enrichment and fun. We've taught him a few basic commands, and he's ready to learn more. He would make a great jogging partner, and we're working to improve his leash skills.
He is also a water bug. He loves to go for a dip in a lake or a river, but he has no qualms about flopping around in a kiddie pool. Pietro also enjoys playing with a wide variety of dog toys. A home with a yard where he could get in a good exercise session each day would be perfect for him.
Pietro would bring a lot of smiles and silliness to any home, and he'll make additional training fun for everyone. He loves kids, but his size and personality might be too much for small children. A family with older kids who could provide him with additional enrichment would likely be good for him. He's also very playful with other dogs, and might be able to share a home with a well-matched mate.
At the shelter, Pietro has been very anxious to make the most of time out of his kennel, and loves to get in some vigorous exercise. But once he settles into a home we wouldn't be surprised if he mellows out a bit, and becomes more affectionate. Don't forget that APA's behavioral team will be available to help with any questions that may arise, and once we have been able to find the right family for him, we will have space to take another dog into our program.
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