I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
This young man came to us from a shelter in SC where he was pulled just in time. He is one of the happiest dogs his foster family has ever encountered! His nub is constantly wagging at super-speed. He loves all the people he has come into contact with and had a great time at the vet meeting other dogs and humans.
Gray has a nasty case of mange (demodex) which is not contagious to humans or other dogs. He only has about 1/2 his hair right now. He is on treatment and we expect he will grow his hair back in due time. He is also getting a bath every 3 days to help keep him clean and heal. This man weighs 48 lbs right now and as you can tell from the photos he definitely needs to put on some weight. He has been eating very well here. He does seem to have some mild aggression toward the other dogs while he is eating, but nothing towards people. He is fine if we come near his food or even take it away, but he would prefer the other dogs not bother him while he's eating. We don't think this will be an issue, but we will be feeding them separately for now until Gray has some time to settle in. He is heartworm negative.
Gray puts the brakes on when it's time to go in his crate, but he's not too opposed to it. He doesn't bark or cause a fuss once he's in the crate. He slept all night in the crate without any complaints or accidents. After the demodex heals a bit more, we are confident he will enjoy sleeping on a dog bed in the bedroom (or maybe on the people bed once in a while too).
Despite his ragged appearance, Gray runs and plays and has a wonderful time with his foster sisters. Just this morning they had the grand prix marathon in our house and ran about 50 laps around chasing each other. They all had a wonderful time. We don't think Gray was an inside dog in his past life. He didn't understand what stairs were and was very reluctant to go up them...it only took about a day for him to understand how they work with lots of encouragement and treats. Gray is now a champion stair climber. He is still learning what toys are, but he has picked up a couple stuffed animals and seems to be curious about them. In the short time we have had him, he has already perfected the boxer lean.
All in all, this young man will make a wonderful pet. He loves being around both people and other dogs.