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I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Roadie's owners keep him outside for the most part, along w/ their other GSD. Nonetheless, he has very good house manners, and is fully housetrained. They do keep him inside overnight on many occasions, and he has never had an accident. Roadie is very responsive to basic commands, and has excellent focus. He is crazy about balls--especially hard rubber balls--and loves to play fetch. Roadie is great on a leash, and is a happy, calm rider in a car. He also loves water, and discovered the joys of swimming at GSRSV's facility--he kept going back into the pond and swimming on his own.
So, why would anyone want to let go of a dog as good as Roadie? The problem is that Roadie has a tremendous fear of gunfire, fireworks, and similar loud/sharp sounds. Roadie's owners live in the country, and their neighbor's son likes to shoot his pellet rifle regularly. When Roadie hears the sound of gunfire, he panics and tries to get inside the house. When his owners are home, it's not a problem (though they prefer him to be outside), but when they're gone (they both work full-time) he scratches at the door trying to get inside. Once inside with his people, he calms down quickly. I suggested to Roadie's owners that they install a dog door so that he can have access to a safe place when they're gone, but they're worried about Roadie panicking inside and causing damage to their house. So, they've decided to seek a new home for Roadie.
Roadie's owners found him about 3 years ago wandering the road (of course) about a mile from their house, 4 miles east of Stockton. When they had Roadie neutered, the vet performing the surgery discovered BBs in Roadies testicles! The vet also surmised that Roadie had BBs elsewhere in his body, but said that they would not cause any harm. It is pretty obvious why Roadie is so afraid of gunfire......
GSRSV has evaluated Roadie and is placing him as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is seeking a new home for Roadie through its adoption program while his owner continues to care for him. Roadie's adoption fee is $225.