I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
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Tyler is a great big puppy who was found after hunting season in North Dakota. He is now in foster care hoping for a hunting home although he doesn't want to stay outside in a kennel--he wants to be part of the family! The vet estimated Tyler to be around 11 months and he's currently 80 pounds. From the looks of his puppy paws, he still has some growing to do. Tyler is such a happy boy who loves everyone and wants to play with everyone--even the grumpy chihuahua in his foster home. He is likely to knock toddlers over so would do better with older kids. Tyler is house trained and he kennels well, but he needs a home where he won't be kenneled more than a couple hours a day. Tyler's foster dad is a hunter, and he says that Tyler is clearly from hunting stock and is very "birdy." He knows some basic commands already. Tyler's only bad habit is chewing things if he doesn't have chew toys of his own, but getting several hours of vigorous exercise each day diminishes his chewing. Tyler is with a 501c3 non profit rescue. His adoption fee is $350 and he is neutered, heartworm negative and on prevention, faintly positive for Lyme disease and on medication, up to date on immunizations and worming, and has a HomeAgain microchip.
To ensure that this dog thrives in his new home and that the adoption works out for the dog and your family, these are the requirements for adoption. These criteria are not negotiable. If you do not meet these criteria, please choose another dog that will work out better for your family.
• Homeowners: Required
• Status of adopter: Adults 25+
• Previous dog owning experience: Preferred
• Age of children: 5 and up
• Another dog in the home: Playful large dog strongly preferred
• Cat(s) in the home: Would probably chase them
• Fenced yard: REQUIRED
• Time alone on work days: This big puppy needs someone home much of the time, and needs several hours of daily exercise.