Donatello – Adopted!

Donnie is a little bundle of fur who still has a little linger of that fabulous puppy breath. He has an angelic face, but don’t let that fool you – he’s a true mischievous PUPPY!!

Repeat after me: “Puppies are a lot of work”

What that means is he’s not housebroken – on the way, but not there yet since it’s a process. He puts everything, and we do mean everything, in his mouth. He has sharp pin teeth, and he thinks the cat in his foster home is his BFF so he jumps on top of it any chance he can get – luckily, Jack the cat is tolerant, but if you have a cat you’ll need to be very careful at first.  His favourite things to eat are cat poop, toes, shoes, and mulch from the yard, so he has to be watched closely. Someone needs to be home all the time or have the ability to take him to work with them.

Repeat after me, “Puppies are a lot of work.”

He barks at his foster brother and sister if they aren’t giving him enough attention, and he will bark when put in his crate at night for bed if he doesn’t think it’s bed time yet. He barks if you leave him alone without anyone with him. However, if occupied he’s as quiet as a mouse which probably also means he’s up to no good!  He occupies himself well if given something positive to chew on and play with.  He does have a big liking for toilet rolls…

Repeat after me, “Puppies are a lot of work.”

Donnie absolutely loves people and he adores his foster fur brother and sister so a home with an existing dog that will play with him and teach him how to be a good citizen may be preferable. He’d be great in a home with or without kids since he is so friendly and sweet, but those teeth right now are sharp and with teething comes wanting to bite everything so very small children may not be ideal.   Remember too, he is not going to stay a little fur ball for long – he’s going to grow into a big, handsome 60lb+ dog who still has all the puppy tendencies for a few years.

Repeat after me, “Puppies are a lot of work.”

Donnie is walking great on a leash.  He’s fine in a car and drives an hour to and an hour back every day with his foster mum to work, though cannot be left loose in the car of course. He loves dinner time and will tell you if you’re not going fast enough, “Hurry up mum!”, and will need to be watched if fed with another dog as he has a tendency to want to try what they have too, just in case it’s different!  He loves being picked up and kisses, and falling asleep in your arms would be great, but if it’s play time he’ll fidget to get down and run around in circles in the yard, if you can run with him, well that would be awesome!

Repeat after me, “Puppies are a lot of work.”