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I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
From my assessment, it seems that Denny is more likely bored, than stressed. He is a young, energetic boy that really loves people. He has no aggression to touch or food. He is interested in small dogs, but not reactive. He did display some reactivity to another adult male dog (remember, he is not yet neutered), but would most likely be fine with a female dog, or an older male dog with less "attitude." He knows how to sit and lay down on command. It appears that his current owner just does not want to put in the time or effort to help Denny reach his potential. He needs a foster home that will help him with his house manners, and who will introduce him to crate-training. Denny is a very sweet boy and deserves a second chance.
Denny is a 1.5 year old, 60 lb lab cross. He was picked up off a reserve by a well-meaning dog lover, however, they have not been able to transition him into their home as easily as they had assumed they would. Denny is very stressed in his current environment, and if his owners can't find a rescue placement, they will be surrendering him to the Humane Society, where his fate is sure to be dismal. A shelter is no place for an already stressed out reservation dog, who has never been confined in his life.
Denny is in good health and is a very good boy. He is very gentle and has never shown any aggression. He is good with kids, but gets very nervous if they cry or get upset, so a home with older children would be best. He has been around cats and is good for the most part (sometimes gets a little excited, but a confident cat can easily "put him in his place"). He seems good with other dogs and generally wants to play when he encounters any on his walks. He loves meeting new people, is very social, and loves attention. He is a total wiggle bum and constantly wags his tail. Denny loves playing with squeaky toys and is always game for a good, old belly rub.
Denny does have some anxiety which, with the right owners, he will definitely overcome. He is afraid of thunder and other loud noises, and he seems to be afraid of the dark. His owners say he has separation anxiety, but we think the behavior is a result of trying to transition him into a house pet too quickly. He also needs help learning his basic commands.
We are looking for someone to foster or foster-to-adopt Denny. Our goal is to keep him out of the shelter, get him into rescue, have him neutered, and then find him his forever home. Denny will need to go somewhere with a decently sized, fenced backyard. His new caretakers will need to have the patience required to SLOWLY transition him from an outside dog, into the home, including introducing him to and training him to sleep in a crate. We have a certified trainer to help guide you through the process, so if you are willing to give it a try, please contact us. Denny's time is running out. Please help us save him!