Meet Dapper aka Dugan – Adopted!
This is handsome Dapper aka Dugan. He came into rescue via the shelter so we do not know much about Dugan’s life but we know it was not easy.
He is wary about most things at first. When he feels safe and thinks he can trust you he warms up quickly. New situations make him nervous – but once he experiences it – he adapts quickly with a been there – done that attitude.
He does very well with praise and kindness. Does not like getting yelled at and will not respond. He is housebroken, has good manners in the house (though occasionally does like to carry your dirty socks in his mouth). Not destructive when left alone. He knows basic commands. He does pretty well on the leash. Loves car rides. He is friendly with other dogs on his walks – though can be over eager to make their acquaintance.
He has arthritis in his hips – but taking some weight off will help immeasurably. He loves going for walks – they are a wonderful new adventure for him. He is learning to play – but it is a slow process.
Once you earn his trust he is affectionate and loving. He follows you everywhere. He finds everything you say and do fascinating. He would do best as an only dog as he will want all the attention. No small children or frenetic environments. With love and patience this boy will continue to blossom.