We know he’s handsome enough that everyone will want him, but this stunning guy needs a special home with a dog-savvy type who also have interest in training. Interested adopters/fosters who have experience with abused dogs and/or fear-based aggression are preferred.
Tater will no doubt be a loyal friend to the patient type of friend(s), willing to be patient and kind of ignore him at first. He will let you know when he is starting to trust and feels ready to be the carefree dogs that exists deep inside. He is currently boarding with a trainer who will help his new caretaker(s) transition this insecure fella into a new home.
Tater was adopted from a county animal control as a pup and unfortunately, abused. Neighbors witnessed him being struck by both his adopter and her children. From there, he went to a couple of other ‘not quite right’ foster homes that may have added to his insecurity. Sadly, Tater looks at every new person as a potential threat until they prove otherwise. However, we've seen socialization training work very well for dogs like Tater and see him as a young fella, destined to blossom.
Age: 3 y/o
Weight: 65-70 lbs
Temperament: Gets along with dogs and cats, but child-free home required
Training: Housetrained, crate-trained, obedience-trained; free training
Vetting: Spay/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm negative
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