Meet Captain Morgan, he is a goofy, clumsy, silly guy who sort of shuffles his back feet when he walks. He is such a sweetie who just wants some love. One of my favorite things is when he leans his forehead into me when I'm petting his ears. Some dogs like to curl up in the corner and be left alone, but not Captain. He likes to be right in the action. His head always goes in my cabinets when I'm trying to dig something out, he is curious about everything. He likes playing with my resident dog and any sort of attention and affection he can get.
Captain came from rural Tennessee and is still not used to being in St. Paul with so much activity; he gets scared and needs a little time to warm up and often barks at people on the street. He does need some work on his manners as he has not mastered "no" or "out," yet. The good news is he is very food motivated, so with work and patience he will learn. It is also a good idea to keep things out of his reach until his manners improve as he has been known to try to sneak food off the counter and steal towels and clothes. He is also working on his house training as he has not completely mastered it (although he has never had an accident in his crate). He doesn't signal, yet, when he needs to go out, but he is beginning to show signs if you pay close attention. For instance, If it's been about an hour since he has gone out and starts walking around by the door, I know he should be taken out again.
He is crate trained, but if he isn't sleepy when he is put in, he will bark a bit to let you know he isn't ready for bed (so an apartment or home with shared walls probably would not be good for this guy). His leash training is also a work in progress and it is important to use a harness when walking him as he can get out of his collar. As he is still a bit timid of the city and all the people he does get scared often on his walks and barks a lot. He will need someone with patience and understanding about how scary it can be to be transplanted from rural Tennessee into a big city. He is high energy and it is important to fully exercise him, this also helps at night when it is time to kennel him.
One of his funniest quirks is that he likes to sit backwards in the car to look out the back window. I definitely recommend a harness and something to secure him in the car to prevent him from ending up in the front seat while you are driving!
Do you have the love in your heart to make this guy feel safe and comfortable and help him discover the joys and benefits of living in Minnesota? This sweet, goofy guy deserves a good quiet home filled with lots of love. If you think you can give that to him, please fill out an application, so you can meet him in person.
Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato.
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