Children in the home must be at least 6 years old.
Previous dog experience is required, preferably large breed.
EMPLOYMENT WANTED. WILL WORK FOR FOOD. Hi, my name is Hansel. You know that term “Junkyard Dog?” My sister Gretel and I were literally junkyard dogs. We were found chained in a junkyard emaciated and with massive hair loss. Fortunately, NGPR rescued us and our foster mom says we had to have been hopeless at guarding anything because we are way too friendly for that line of work. She thinks I am a Pyr/Old English Sheepdog mix so I should have an extra shaggy coat once all of my fur grows back. The Sheepdog side makes me more energetic than a Pyr and I have worked very hard to control my jumping up on people in my enthusiastic greeting. I know now to sit and wait to have the leash clipped on, or to have my food bowl put down. My foster mom gave me a gold star for my improvement! The Pyr side of me makes me a great leash walker. I am great with other dogs and I ignore cats. So now that you know all about me, what do you think? Do you have a job for me? I think I would work best as a Loving Companion or Walking Buddy. Or I can do both jobs. That is fine with me. I have references. My foster mom will be happy to speak to you.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Hansel in KY
Age: approx. 6 yrs old as of July 2017
Dew Claws: double
Estimated Adult Weight: 90 lbs
Current Location: NGPR approved foster home in KY
Medical: Neutered, dewormed, positive for heartworm and undergoing treatment, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea and tick preventative. This dog travels with an Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.
Housebroken: working on it!
Can be Placed With: Kids, Cats, Other Dogs
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed.
Fees: $475 adoption fee.
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