Breed: Rottweiler Mix
Age: 2.5 Years
Size: X-Large 118 lbs
Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check.
Other: Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip
Moose wants to be your boy! (He is so cute!)
12/1/16: Moose is doing great. For the most part, he is a very laid back, lazy, low maintenance dog. He reminds me very much of a herding breed where they like their calmness and order. If our other two dogs are playing and they get too rough for his liking, he will get up, walk to them, give them a stern bark and sometimes will try to intervene. Of course with his size, this can be intimidating. We have been telling him “No Sir” and call him to us so he understands that playing is okay.
Moose loves toys; his favorite is a purple squeaky pacifier which is hilarious to see a dog his size walk around with a pacifier! He is also a toy terminator so we have to watch and take the terminated toy away so he doesn’t consume any pieces of them. With his love for toys, he also will growl when we go to take them away but we have found it to not be aggressive. Moose actually has a very “soft” mouth and will let you take it from him. We notice this behavior as well when our other dogs go near him when he has a toy. We are working to reassure him that other dogs around are ok, otherwise, we will take the toy away. He has never taken action towards our other dogs during these situations.
A nice benefit is he doesn’t go on any furniture or the bed. Our dogs are allowed to so we figured he would follow suit but he has never even attempted. He lays on the rug in the living room by the couch and on a rug by the side of the bed. He loves to lay around and get his pets in! It really has been a joy, with some additional work, having him around.
11/27/16: Moose is our first foster and he is doing great! He loves to sit on our lap if we sit on the floor. We haven't had any issues with aggressiveness towards our dominant female but we have to watch the interaction because he doesn't walk away if she gets stubborn. He is doing amazing with our pit puppy; the puppy will stand on his back with his front paws and Moose plays along or is very passive and patient. He is a vocal player which can be intimidating because of his size but we understand it's his way of fun. He has caught on to our doggy door immediately, no training needed. We trimmed his front nails today and he did great; we also gave him a bath, he jumped right in and didn't put up any fuss while getting washed. Moose really is a big baby and we are so happy he is our first foster!
11/21/16 : Moose loves attention - and will take all you can give him. He is good with some dogs, from Chihuahua size on up, but has had some "spats" over resources with bigger dogs in the house. He ignores the cats but did grumble at kittens approaching. He is definitely food motivated so if you want to teach him something new, he likes his food. He loves to be petted and brushed and will stay there all day and let you do so. Moose would probably be best in a household with someone who has experience with the Rottweiler breed and/or large dogs.
Moose has been x-rayed and examined for an apparent slight hip issue, but surgery is not recommended and is instead managed with a supplement.
Moose is a big handsome guy - apply to meet him and make him a part of your home!
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