Finally picked up my foster last night! He is a beautiful yellow boy and I just can't understand why someone would give him up. He has great drive and will play forever but drops the toy and sits nicely when asked. I think he would be a wonderful hunting companion. He has very nice house manners (minus the lifting of the leg to stake his claim but we'll work on that). He crates excellent, doesn't want to go in at first but then settles very nice. He rode in his crate all the way home (a little over an hour) and didn't make a peep. He loves my kids - the human ones He has only seen the other dogs from the other side of the fence but no barking and no raised hackles. No food aggression with people, I had my hand right in his dish. I just don't get why someone would not go pick him up????!!!! The owners were made aware that the shelter had him and they would have to get his rabies done and then they never showed... He is my 5th foster and I am not usually tempted to keep them but this boy I would keep in a heartbeat if I could (I can't -we have a town limit). Sorry this was so long - I guess I'm just ranting. I can't figure out how much more someone would want or expect from a dog....
Sounds like he is very luck to have you! =)
where's the pics ? we need to see him ............................
I can't figure out how to do the pic thing yet... even with directions! I'll work on it! He's a very handsome boy.
Good for you for fostering him
Glad he is yours for now and I hope he gets a great forever home. I will be looking forward to seeing pics of him.
Sounds wonderful!!!! What are you calling him? I think you need to move to another town . Here, we have to get a permit if we have more than 3 dogs who are kept outside a lot. It's a quick application, does your town offer something like that? I think they just send someone out to check your home and check with the neighbors for nuisance complaints.
We can apply for a kennel license for more than 3 (I'm one over as it is!) but they tend not to give them if you live in a very residential neighborhood. Plus I have elderly neighbors who are not dog people so I think they would fight it. As I am already sneaking 1 in full time right now so I don't want to draw attention to myself. Our girl Ann, is 11yrs and in most of the time even when the rest of the crew is out so no on has really noticed her much yet. Sooo, if I kept the new guy, I think we are going to call him Wally (Walter when he's in trouble LOL), that would bring me to 5 - and a young male lab is pretty tough to hide!!!! Maybe moving is in order - lol.
Thank you for fostering and I'd love to see pictures too!