Because I can be a crabby old man (who doesn't like that?), my ideal home would be somewhere warm and cozy, with someone home part of the time, and no kids. Huge bonus if you have experience with / appreciate the Rat Terrier attitude. Dog-savvy teens or adults only would be great, for the simple fact that I don't see very well. Sometimes, up close I cannot tell the difference between fingers and treats and get so excited by food and treats that I snatch them up, and fingers can accidentally get pinched in the process. My feet are still healing so if they get stepped on, that hurts. I am not destructive - left to my own devices, I curl up and nap. I actually do way better if I'm left out of the kennel and able to just sleep on a warm doggie bed or couch. When I'm in the kennel I pace and get nervous, wondering when my person is coming back.
I'm good with female dogs and small male dogs, but I have been challenging my 60 pound bulldog foster brother. What my foster mom thinks I'm doing is guarding her against him, but whatever the case may be, I'm recommended with females or small males only, or I would be just fine as an only pet. I pretty much ignore the cats in my foster home as well.
I'm housebroken and in fact, I hold it a pretty long time, head outside to do my business, and then I'm ready to come right back in and hang out with my foster mom.
Fun fact about me: I love hanging out in the kitchen when someone is cooking. Santa even brought me my own little doggie chef's hat!
I have a special reduced Senior Adoption fee of $150 thanks to the Petco Foundation, and my foster family is committed to setting me up for success in a forever home.
If you are interested in adopting me, please visit heathersfosterdogs.org to complete and submit your adoption application.
Vincent will be at the Tinley Park PetSmart on Saturday, January 21st, from 11-2:30 pm. Please bring your household family members and any other dogs to meet him!
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