(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Dominic went on a special field trip with an old pal. Read about it: "This week, I was able to spend a day with Dominic. He may not be treat-oriented, but he is definitely fun-oriented. When he saw me again in the foster parent's yard, he ran around with his tail wagging and barking. He was excited and ready for a fun day. He was so excited about starting his day that he jumped into my car's trunk. He always surprises me with his antics. He rides really well in a car. He jumps into the back seat and will be really calm. He wasn't interested in any treats during our ride but preferred being petted. When we arrived at the park, he waited for me to let him out of the car. "He walks so well on his leash. He rarely pulls and is very busy with investigating smells. After he relieves himself, he digs in the grass. He looks at me with a smile on his face, trying to kick grass as far as he can. He is very proud of how far he can kick. He walks right by people without a worry. He stopped and looked at geese but wasn't interested in chasing them. When he saw a dog walking, he got excited with his tail wagging and moved back and forth as far as the leash would let him. He did not bark or lunge. He met 2 dogs nose-to-nose, and after sniffing, Dominic barked. He wasn't in the mood to meet new dogs that day. "However, he was very friendly when he met a donkey and a horse. Dominic walked up to his new friends with his tail wagging. He touched noses with his donkey and horse buddy, and then Dominic walked away. It was a perfect animal meeting. "Dominic loves chasing and playing fetch with a tennis ball, so we went to a fenced-in tennis court and paved soccer field. Dominic loved chasing the tennis ball and running around with the ball. He would bring the ball back and lay spread eagle with the ball. He was very gentle when I took the ball from him. He was very excited about chasing the ball again. We stayed until Dominic was tired out and laid spread eagle more than chasing the ball. "We went to Hollywood Feed, where he enjoyed smelling the treats but wasn't interested in sampling any. He was more interested in accepting hugs and pets from the employees. He met a dog behind the counter and sniffed noses while Dominic's tail wagged. "Our last stop was at Starbucks to see if I could find a treat that Dominic liked. He waited so well in my car while I got our beverages. He smelled his Puppicino and drank it right up. He loved his treat. After enjoying his beverage, he investigated the patio, making sure the tables were clean. "When I brought Dominic back to his foster home, he rolled on the grass to let me give him a goodbye belly rub. Once he saw his foster mom, he ran to her to give her a grand hello. I was told that Dominic took a long nap after his fun day. "Dominic is so fun to be with, and his antics will always amaze you. He is a handsome dog with soft tan fur who would love to meet you. He would love to play ball with you." From a field trip buddy Dominic made: "I was lucky to spend 2 separate days with Foster Dog Dominic. The first day I met him he was timid about me putting a harness on him. The second day he greeted me with his tail wagging and kisses. He stood still while I put on his harness "He jumped right into my car and rides really well. He likes looking out the window and sits still. One time he rode in the passenger seat and he sat so well. He likes bacon treats and will take the treats so gentle. "I took him to 2 different parks. He rarely pulls on his leash. As he recognized my voice he took direction very well. He would give people space to walk by. He reacted differently to dogs. Some dogs he would ignore. Other dogs he would pull toward but his tail always wagged. "At Overton park he really enjoyed walking on a trail. He loved stopping to smell plants and stayed on the trail. We walked 1.5 to 2 miles on both days. He would be a great dog to go hiking with. "He is pretty hilarious and he was such a joy to be with. While at Bass Pro shops he picked up a stuffed bass and carried it around until he dropped it. I picked it up but he had lost interest in it. While at Overton Park he jumped on the ice sheet in the lake. At Crosstown Concourse he was fascinated by a Christmas Blow up dog and couldn't help staring and smelling it. After he leaves his business he digs to cover it. He would look at me for approval and try to kick dirt as far as he could. He always wanted to put a smile on my face. "I took him on leash to the dog park and he was friendly to any dog that came up to him. He really liked a female 8 month German Shepard named Emma. He played with her and her owner. Although he was friendly with most dogs their were some dogs he didn't like. However when he barked at some dogs his tail wagged. "He walked really well inside public places. He would walk by people and take my direction, even in Bass Pro shops which was crowded with Christmas shoppers. He was comfortable riding in a crowded elevator. Many people commented how handsome and well behaved he was. "At Crosstown Concourse he enjoyed doggie MemPops and would finish his treat ignoring people and dogs walking by. When I ordered coffee, he stood and laid right next to me while I waited. When we sat down he would stand next to me. He enjoys head and side rubs and hugs. "Dominic is so well behaved, a great dog to walk with, and so loyal. He is not out-going but is friendly to all people. He got along with most dogs, but reacted differently to different dogs. If you meet him he may be shy at first, but he will likely become your best friend: a friend who will keep you smiling." You know Dominic #MASA17075 and love him. This 3-1/2-year-old, heartworm-negative boy came to MAS on 9/27/22 and has been in a foster home since mid-October. Well, this sweetie went out on the town and got a write-up so you can read about it! "Dominic was shy when we first met. He was even timid about being pet on the top of the head. Despite this, he jumped into my car to start his adventure. He wasn't interested in taking treats but rode well in the car. He liked looking out the window and sticking his nose out the open window. We took a walk on the Greenway, and he walked well. After a short time, we sat, and he welcomed pets! Each time we sat, he became more and more friendly. Dominic came close and liked head rubs and side scratches. We walked over 1.5 miles. He jumped right into the driver's seat when we got to the car. Since he couldn't drive, he settled into the passenger seat. He now accepted treats as we moved to Crosstown Concourse. We went to MemPops and got a doggie pop. At first, he wanted to carry it with him, but he settled down next to me and finished it on a bench outside. When we went inside, he was so well-behaved! He walked well among many people. He liked looking at the Christmas exhibits and was fascinated by a blow-up dog. I brought another chew treat, and he finished it inside the seating area. We next went to Bass Pro Shops. He walked so well among everyone and gave everyone their space. I praised him the whole time, and he loved the compliments. He rode well in the elevator and stood so well next to people. We went to the dog section, and he loved checking out the dog treats! Many people commented on how good-looking and well-behaved he was during our time there! When we left, he sat in the back seat and was tired but happy. Dominic would make such a loyal companion. It may take a short time before he warms up, but it is worth the time. Earning a dog's trust is so rewarding. Dominic would be a great buddy in an adult-only and feline-free home. You have to meet this guy-you'll fall in love!" If you're interested in adopting 46. lb Dominic, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll put you in touch with his foster parents.