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Drake, he came to SCGRR as an owner surrender, who was young and just didn’t have the time for him, he was heartbroken but did the right thing. Drake is a Black Lab mix, we think mixed with Great Dane (he has the same goofy gait) and possibly some Greyhound (he has a little bit of the greyhound body shape). We call him an honorary Golden.
Drake is young and has a lot of energy, he enjoys his long walks, usually 3 a day. He does tend to pull on the leash, so a strong handler is needed. He loves going to the dog park and is really great with other dogs. Probably would not recommend him with cats, we have not had him around cats, but he loves to chase squirrels, birds and any other small creatures, nothing is more fun than chasing squirrels and barking at birds.
He is protective in his foster home, barks when someone new comes over, but after a little sniffing and watching the new visitor he is fine. Small children make him nervous. He is still a big goofy clumsy puppy so we probably would not suggest small children. He also seems a little nervous with people wearing hats, go figure. He is good in the car, settling down in the backseat for a snooze, when it comes time to get out of the car, most likely he will beat you out of the car, climbing over the seat and exiting over you.
He currently is undergoing treatment for Masticatory muscle myositis (MMM) is an immune system disorder in which the dog’s immune system identifies the dog’s own muscle tissue as foreign and attacks it. The masticatory muscles are the muscles involved with chewing. We have seen great strides in his treatment. Because of his young age, his treatment has been showing some great success. He is currently on Prednisone and giving him lots of chew toys to continue to exercise the jaw and our Vet has been doing a procedure to manipulate the jaw, is doing the trick. The vet wants to see him one more time, in a month for a final checkup, which will be included in his adoption.
Drake is currently on an anti-seizure medication, apparently, he had a seizure when with his original owner. When he came into SCGRR and spent several days at the vet’s (which he wasn’t happy about) and then he went into foster and had a mild seizure, we think because of the stress from the Vet stay may have triggered it. He has not had one for the last few months.
Drake has good house manners and is house broken, he is smart and learns fast. He uses the doggie door, knows some basic commands; Sit, shake etc. He stays off the furniture unless he is invited and sleeps on his bed next to his foster’s bed. He is very food driven, and will counter surf if things are left out. He has a great appetite, the possible greyhound in him is probably what keeps him thin. He loves playing with toys and loves playing fetch with you, his goofy Great Dane style of running around is hysterical. He just loves to cruise around and explore everything. He is not particularly clingy or as we call it Velcro, he is content to hang out with you while chewing on one of his many chew toys and bones.
My Ideal Home
Drake is looking for his forever family, who has a yard for him to play and explore in. He would do well with another dog, but not necessary. Someone who will work with him on his leash pulling, his continued training and will take him on long walks or even jogs. Probably no real young kids or cats. He would prefer that someone is around most of the time, but is fine when left alone for short periods. He is young and has lots of energy so an active family would be good for him.
Want to Adopt me?
If you think that you could provide Drake with a great forever home and would like to be considered as his new family, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE FILLED OUT AN ONLINE APPLICATION AND HAVE HAD YOUR HOME VISIT WITH ONE OF OUR VOULENTEERS BEFORE APPLYING.
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