Update from his Temporary Foster: His tag line should be Don’t judge a book by its cover! I have had this sweetheart for a week while his other foster mom was on vacation. He is so sweet and a hidden gem. While he doesn’t look like a golden, he has the heart of one. He has soft brown eyes and a floofy tail. In the house he is calm, does follow me around but can also be happy just laying around. He is playful at times, gets along great with other dogs . Not much of a barker, loves walks , does need some leash work but because of his med size fairly easy to walk. I have taken him on errands and he is good in the car. He hops right in and settles nicely He is a darling boy
Meet Blake! Blake is a 1-year-old playful, loveable pup! Originally from Mexico, Blake has won the hearts of his American rescue family. He is always happy to see his foster humans and he aims to please his people. He loves to lounge on the sofa, and he loves to take walks. In typical monkey see, monkey do fashion, Blake only barks when his little foster brother barks first.
Blake has been a great house guest. He is housebroken and he goes to the door to let you know he needs to go outside. His foster mom has been very good about taking him outdoors every few hours. But he has never had an accident in the house.
He has a crate available should he want it; however, he only went into the crate once on his own to take a nap.
He is quite a Velcro little fellow. He loves to be with his human foster family. He can get a little anxious when left alone and he whines initially when left alone. But he has been alone for 3+ hours and has shown no destructive behavior.
While out on walks, he gets a little cautious of some noises – skateboarding can be a bit scary for him. A gentle lead would be good for him and give him more confidence on his much-loved walks.
Blake loves toys that squeak! What young dog doesn’t? Blake has been living with a smaller, 18 lb. dog and occasionally, a 40 lb. puppy comes to visit. Blake has had no issues sharing his toys and his bed with the other dogs. Humans can easily take toys from him without issue. He is very playful. As such, a companion for Blake would be a bonus. He loves to wrestle and run laps with his new friends.
A yard for Blake is also required. He enjoys the backyard and likes taking the laps around the pool. Though he has not shown any interest at all in getting in the water.
His foster has a cat. Blake and the cat are being kept separate in the home; however, Blake does not go nuts when he sees the cat through the gate.
Blake hasn’t been around young kids, but there is no reason to think that dog savvy kids that are familiar with young dog energy wouldn’t be a great match for him.
Blake loves loves loves car rides! He hops in and out happily and calms down quickly once tethered in the back seat.
He has learned sit, down, leave it, and no. He is food motivated and will do great with further positive reinforcement. He takes treats very gently and he is very patient while waiting for his meals.
My Ideal Home
Blake is a great companion and would do great with an active owner that would enjoy his company throughout the day. He is a puppy after all and loves to be around people. He can be left alone for a while without issue, though he would love it if someone were around for him more often than not. He is very smart and very treat motivated. At 52 lbs., Blake is a good size to fit into most active lifestyles. He does need a yard to run off his young energy.
Want to Adopt me?
If you believe your home is the perfect match for Blake, please make sure you have first submitted an adoption application and completed your home interview with a SCGRRescue Volunteer. Then, tell his personal representative (aka Rep) more about why you and Blake are a great match via email at email@example.com.