found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Temperamentally, he is endlessly happy and has never met a person or dog he does not like. He is smart and easy to train because he really likes people and is very food-motivated. Despite his passion for eating, though, our young grandchildren feed him from their hands and can reach right into his food bowl while he is eating. I think he has never even growled at a person. He is a good watchdog, alerting us with a loud bark when a car comes up the drive or someone comes to the door. He gives a very fierce impression when people knock on the door. When we open the door, however, (even to strangers) he runs to meet them and makes immediate friends with everyone. He jumps right into the truck with the FedEx drivers, tail wagging fiercely, and he jumps right back out when they ask him to. As you can see in one photo, we live about 40 yards from a fairly busy state highway. I trained him very quickly never to go down there—even if bicyclists or Amish buggies go by or if I walk down to get the mail. He just sits by the tree and watches. When I work on the farm he generally stays close by or patrols the woods on our property looking for squirrels. Most of the time when he’s outside he curls up in the yard and soaks in the sun. He is thoroughly house trained and comfortable staying alone all day long when I’m working in town. Occasionally he stays alone all night long. He just rests on the couch and never becomes neurotic or destroys anything. He does get about a 40-minute run in the woods every day.
He is the best dog I have ever had, and I am deeply grieved to give him up. I have to give him up because for some reason last week he wandered off our property and killed several of my neighbor’s chickens. If you have chickens, you probably won’t want him unless you’re willing to spend real effort teaching him. I don’t know how he would be with cats since we don’t have one. I think he would learn that the cat is part of the family, but I suspect it would take some careful conditioning. He’s very good around horses. I assume he would also do well with cows. I don’t know about sheep, goats, or rabbits. Again, he is very keen to please his people. I think he could learn that they are family rather than prey, but I don’t know.
For more information on adopting or meeting Baldr, Please call or email Steve at 740-448-4202
or email firstname.lastname@example.org Baldr and Steve are located near Athens, Ohio 45701 (if you would like to mapquest him.
And thanks so much for your consideration of this handsome fella~