Patrick is estimated to be a 2 year old, 50 lb. Brittany mix NBRAN saved from a county shelter in Ohio. To the best of our knowledge, he was found running stray. He was in a foster home for over a month and was making good progress but because he had an altercation with puppy in his foster home so it was necessary to move him to a different environment. Resource guarding may have been the cause of the altercation, so we are looking for an only dog home. This would be best for him as he LOVES to be the center of attention also. We have not been able to find a non-dog or cat foster within the organization, so he is being well cared for in a local kennel for the last few months.
We are working with Patrick on socialization in public settings now and he continues to make great progress. He LOVES car rides and is obsessed with balls in play. He will relax "without shame" when he is well exercised, as you can see from the pictures. He walks very well on lead, and is not other dog reactive when walked. He has been friendly to all genders at the kennel and in the general public so we don't think he cares what gender you are, he just wants you to love him and give him attention. Patrick is loving, sensitive and smart, but he does want to be the center of attention. He has the potential to make someone a wonderful one and only 4 legged companion! He loves to be touched and will paw you for it. His former foster said he loves massages. He is strong with his mouth taking toys (which we are working on “gentle”) so he is not suitable for young or small children. Patrick will need a home with preferably a 6 ft. fenced yard (privacy would be optimal) to keep him safe, but no other dogs, cats, or young children.
Patrick is crate trained and was fully house broken at his arrival at his foster home. He responds well to treats used in positive reinforcement training in most situations. He is neutered, micro chipped, and up to date on vaccinations. Patrick is currently on an over the counter natural supplement to help him relax since he has been a kennel environment for a while. We would like to see him stay on it as he transitions into his new home, then it may be able to be discontinued as he adjusts to his new environment.
Patrick has some basic training, and is still a “work in progress” in some areas, so he will need an adopter who has some previous experience in dog handling and is willing to work him to continue his training from here. Since Patrick is in a kennel now, we may consider a foster to adopt situation, where NBRAN can support you in the care of Patrick until you adopt him in an agreed amount of time, in essence you would become an NBRAN volunteer and would fill out a volunteer application, in addition to the adoption application. The Coordinator for your State will decide if foster-to-adopt is an option for you.
If you have any specific questions regarding Patrick feel free to contact Pat Amore firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-760-1294. If you would consider giving Patrick his forever home, please fill out the applications found at the following links: https://www.nbran.org/adopt/adoption-application and https://www.nbran.org/get-involved/volunteer-application. Patrick’s adoption fee is $325.00, which helps offset his vetting fees and allows NBRAN to help more of these wonderful pets. There is no obligation or commitment by filling out the forms; it just lets us know about your interest and your environment so we can better discuss this possibility. If you think you can help us to fostering Patrick only, only the volunteer application will be needed. NBRAN has a great group of volunteers for support and transportation can be arranged if you are out of our area. Please share his information if you know of anyone who is looking for an awesome companion and can provide the kind of environment Patrick needs. He is an awesome and VERY deserving dog!
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