Personality: Gary is a little guy with a big personality! He likes to zoom around and loves to cuddle. He gets chilly so he's happy to wear a sweater and his foster mom has given him a little wardrobe. He likes other dogs, cats and even kids and he doesn't take up much space. He is so excited to go into a home that will give him all the love and attention he deserves! He goes potty consistently on the pee pads and responds to going outside when his foster says "go pee-pee". He sleeps in his xpen and is quiet throughout the night. He's only been left alone an hour or so and my own dog has been with him. His foster thinks he could be left alone for up to 4 hours without barking/whining. Gary is very eager to meet new people and allowed his foster's little grandson to walk him on a leash. He's very trainable and loving. He hasn't had the benefit of formal training since we were working on potty training first, but he's a smart little guy. He likes to give "kisses" by licking.
History: Gary's been living in a foster home with dogs, cats, and has been around his foster's grandson and done well.
Dog/Cat Skills: Gary loves other dogs and cats and wants to play with them.
Leash Skills: Gary walks well on leash.
Medical: Gary has LEFT hip dysplasia. Fortunately, at this time, there is no evidence of osteoarthritis in his hips on x-ray. While at HSSV, this dog has been receiving a glucosamine joint supplement and pain medication as needed. These medications will likely be needed for the rest of his life. Please see your regular veterinarian regarding the best treatment options for him.
Gary arrived at HSSV with a large unhaired scar over the top of his head. At this time the skin appears free from infection or inflammation. We recommend that his adopter use dog sunscreen (available through pet stores and online retailers) to protect this vulnerable area from sun exposure when he is outdoors for extended periods of time- dogs, just like humans can develop sunburns on exposed skin.
He has a little "go bag" of his harness, leash, and clothes to go home with him!
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