Mansito – Adopted!

Meet Mansito, lovingly known as Oso who is happy, friendly, sweet, and cuddly, just as his names imply. We estimate his age between one and two years so with that comes a lot of energy and exuberance.

Oso is house trained and learning a few other basic commands. He has spent most of his time in foster care wearing a cone to protect his eyes, but his ‘free’ time has taught us that he loves to play with other dogs and chase balls. Back to the cone…….when Oso came to SCGRR he had a small growth on the inside of his eyelid and also suffered from Entropion. After a couple surgeries he is now completely fine and healing. The cone was to protect his stitches as he was still bounding through life chasing balls, trying to wrestle, and play tug-o-war with his foster brother. In a month or so, all of his fur will have grown back and you won’t even know he had a little nip and tuck.

Oso has great indoor manners and has never been destructive inside or out. He does well when left alone for short periods of time but is not the kind of golden you can leave home alone all day. He needs lots of exercise and thrives on love and attention. Oso LOVES to cuddle and is making up for lost time which can make him a bit Velcro at times. He just wants to be with his people. His leash manners need a little work as he is a puller but has responded well using a Gentle Leader. That cone has prevented progress that can usually be made in foster care. Oso just doesn’t know what is expected of him so his new family will need to be dedicated to working on some basic training ~ a group class would benefit all.

So what kind of family is Oso looking for? Well, for starters, someone who doesn’t mind a second skin at times. He wants to sleep in your room and would prefer the bed but is okay with one of his own. Now that he has discovered what love is really like, he is soaking as much up as he can as often as he can. Oso would love an active family to take him on long walks, hikes, and trips to the park or beach. He is extremely social and would thrive with another young, friendly canine playmate in the home. While we have no history of him with children, he is very sweet. He may knock down the little ones in his zest to be the center of your world (or if a ball is involved) but would never harm intentionally. He has no resource issues whatsoever. Oso has not been tested with cats so a feline free home may be best.