I am already neutered and up to date with shots.
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Fostered in North Carolina
Age: 1 year
Weight: 13 lbs.
1/3/12 – Bono is doing well. His separation anxiety has gotten better and he is now allowed to stay in the kitchen when we are gone. He will usually go and lay down while we are gone but then gets real excited when we come home. He still has issues with the smaller dogs when food, toys, or attention are a possibility, so he needs to either be an only dog or with bigger dogs. He does love to play with other dogs, which would be good for him. We are still working on his fear of people, which will take some time. So if you are up for the challenge, Bono is ready for his furever home to find him.
3/31/11 – Bono is doing very well! He has gotten SO much better with his separation anxiety! He seems much more calm when we leave for work and understands we are going to come back. He doesnÂt whine or pace at all when we leave in the morning now. This is a huge accomplishment for him! Now we will begin to really work on the fear biting and his fear of people. We could only work on one issue at a time in order for him to really work through the issues. He is such a loving boy and he would make a great companion for anyone. Again, he would do best as an only dog or in a home with a dog his size or larger. He just doesnÂt realize his size and sometimes plows over the little ones.
2/24/11 Â BonoÂs separation anxiety seems to be getting a little bit better each day. Because of his separation anxiety and having issues with the other dogs, Bono stays in a large crate when we leave the house. He now goes in his crate on his own when it is time for us to leave and isnÂt whining and pacing as we head out the door. He still has accidents in his crate during the day, but it isnÂt near as messy when we get home as it used to be. This makes us think he might not be pacing and whining as much as he was. We have been taking him on 45 minute walks once or twice a day, which might be helping a little bit. We have also been using a kibble nibble dog toy at each meal time that makes him work at getting his food. It stimulates his brain and keeps him preoccupied. Soon we will begin working on his fear aggression and work to desensitize him to people.
2/8/11 Â A few weeks ago we took Bono to a behaviorist to discuss his behavior issues, which include separation anxiety and fear aggression. There is a series of activities we are working through with Bono to try and help him with these issues. Bono would do best in a home that can continue to help him work through these issues, does not have any young children, and has bigger dogs that would possibly play with Bono. He has not done well with the smaller dogs and has started a few fights, but has played very well with larger dogs and used to live with a larger dog without any problems. He is young and really wants to play. He is wonderful on walks and just moves right along the entire time. He doesnÂt even stop to go potty like most dogs do. Bono absolutely loves people once he trusts them. He wants all the love and affection he can get.
11/8/10 Â Bono is doing well. He does so great when he gets to know you and trusts you, but just is afraid of strangers. He has been having a great time playing with one of his foster siblings who is also a young pup. He would probably do best with one other pup he can run around with and wrestle with and a home without children. He is very good on walks, knows what sit means, and has gone to the door when he needs to go outside. He loves praise and affection, playing with toys, and playing with his foster sibling.
10/25/10 Â Bono is doing really well!! He got a fresh new haircut last week. His foster daddy stayed with him the entire time he got his haircut and he let the groomer do whatever she needed to do and didnÂt have any issues with her at all. He was a very good boy! He is still unsure of strangers coming in the house, but he will keep his distance and just barks at them. If the stranger is not paying attention to him and the other dogs are getting love and affection, he will go up to the person and smell them and has even given a lick. He doesnÂt completely trust them, but is good with checking them out as long as they are ignoring him. He still likes to sleep in bed with his foster parents for a little bit each night, but makes his way to the floor after a while. He really wants to play with the other foster pups in his home, but they are a tad too little for him to play with. He loves to run around the yard and likes to play with toys.
10/19/10 Â Bono is a sweet boy that needs patience and time to get over his fears. We believe Bono must have had a traumatic experience when he was a young pup for him to be so scared of strangers. Once he gets to know you and trusts you, he is happy and loves affection, but if he doesnÂt know you, he is very afraid and stays far away. If you come close to him when he is afraid and he cannot get away from you, he may snap and then sometimes rolls over after doing so. He is just very afraid and needs to learn he does not need to be afraid of strangers. He is great with other dogs and wants to play with the other pups in his foster home. He likes to be with you wherever you are in the house and has slept on his foster mom and dads bed at night or on the floor in the room. He is excellent on walks and has been good about doing his business outside.