I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Blu is an approximately 6 month-old male Catahoula (Catahoula Leopard Dog); he may be mixed but appears to be pure-bred. Blu weight around 35-40lbs (all muscle), is neutered, up-to-date on all his vaccinations and fully vetted. In addition, he is crate trained and has completed puppy kindergarten (basic commands and manners); he is mostly house trained but still needs to be taken outside on a regular basis to avoid accidents.
Blu was rescued from a local kill shelter by his foster mom on June 25th. He was about 8 weeks-old at the time and was a sad, sacred little baby with a broken leg. The vets and his foster mom weren’t sure how the leg was going to turn out, but Blu grew so fast that the leg heeled all on its own and now you would never even know it was broken. Blu’s foster mom decided to keep him and work with him through his puppy stage – the teething, the potty training, basic training, etc. – to help make sure he was in the best shape possible when it was time for him to go to his forever home. Blu has been attending training courses and doggie day care from a very young age so he is very well socialized. He is also a very good rider, he just wants to be with his people and is quite happy (when the weather permits) to sleep in the car while you run your errands.
Things to think about if you’re interested in meeting him: Blu is very smart, loving and eager to please but he is still a puppy so he has lots of energy and needs further training to discourage begging, mouthing and jumping (given his jumping habit and compact, solid physique we would not recommend he go to a family with small children). Blu is a very active young dog so he needs to either go to a very active family (he would love to become someone’s running/hiking buddy) or a home that has the resources to send him to doggie day care on a regular basis. Finally, Blu has been raised in a home with several other dogs, cats and rabbits and work from home people, so he is not used to being alone. Given this we would recommend that he go to a home where there is either someone around on a regular basis or where he could go to doggie day care during the work week.
So if you are looking for a smart, loyal young dog with years of love and life ahead of him please consider meeting Blu – for the right family he will be a match made in heaven.