- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Adoption Fee: 350.00
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Merle
- Current Size: 60 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year 7 Months (best estimate)
- Fence Required: No
- Housetrained: Yes
- Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
- Exercise Needs: High
- Grooming Needs: Low
- Shedding Amount: Moderate
- Owner Experience Needed: None
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Rudolph found himself unwanted, and in a high kill shelter in West Texas.
Rudy is a super sweet boy, who loves to keep entertained with toys and playing outside with a ball or running around. A home that has a high fenced yard or acreage would be ideal for this boy who wants to greet everyone to say "hello" and does not want to miss any activity happening outdoors.
He will need more training, but does know commands (off, leave it, down, sit). He reacts to dogs, squirrels and rabbits on walks, but walks well on a leash and is learning 'leave it" when he encounters them. He is very treat motivated and you can often times divert his attention with good treats & praise. He really likes to go for long walks. A less busy area for walking would be ideal.
A strong handler will be necessary and an active home will keep him out of trouble.
Rudy does need a slow intro to new dogs and can be selective, but he has lived with senior dogs and does great with all sizes of dogs at daycare. An ideal home for him would be somewhere that has limited outside distractions and someone who will work with him. He has a high prey drive, so no other small animals for this boy.
Although he has energy, he is an absolute lover and likes to give hugs. He has never had an accident indoors. He enjoys chewing a bone, squeaking a toy, or tugging a rope, he likes the lounge on the couch or dog bed. He does well in the crate, with some occasional whining to see if you'll give in and let him out. He travels VERY well in a vehicle.
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