Yoshi is a turnkey dog! This great boy is a house-trained giant gentleman who loves to play. Fetch is his number one game, and he lives up to his retriever name by bringing the ball right back to you for another throw. He also loves to carry around his stuffed turtle plushie and push it right against you to let you know he’s ready to play. This boy wants to play all day! Click on Yoshi He sometimes will put his paw on his ball/toy but will allow a person to take it, and hasn’t shown other signs of guarding in his foster home.
Yoshi loves every person he meets, gladly excepting all pets and scratches, and usually follows his people around the house. He sometimes mouths when playing, but he has been very gentle with his foster parents when this happens. He often can be found wiggling and wagging and sometimes whimpering if he isn’t getting the human attention he wants — however, after a few minutes he calms down and chooses to lay on his bed, in his crate, or on the floor near his person. The same goes for if people are eating; initially he’s interested (and might try to grab a bite of human food is at his level), but a few minutes of ignoring and he settles just fine. He sleeps through the night on his dog bed in his foster parents’ bedroom and gets up around 7:30 AM. If you don’t get up on time he will kindly wake you up by putting his head on you and giving some kisses!
He is working on commands like sit, down, wait, and watch (eye contact) and he comes when you whistle, but could use continued training to sharpen his skills. He loves to rest in his crate but isn’t a huge fan of having it closed, though he doesn’t really need to have it closed since he does fine when alone for short periods of time. He does alright on the leash but does not quite understand “heel” as he likes to pull/go faster than a normal walking pace before he’s tired out. He would thrive with a person wanting to jog with him as that’s more his “walking” speed, and that will be easier on his human to keep up with Yoshi’s big strides. Besides some whimpering playful pleas, he’s an overall quiet boy who rarely seems to bark.
Yoshi is going to make a family so very happy. Despite his large size, he does still think he’s a lapdog and likes to lean on people or rest his weight in their lap. Because of this, even though he is gentle, Yoshi isn’t suited for young children. His tail also tornadoes around and can provide some good thunks, so his people will need to make sure nothing breakable is down at that level (on the coffee table, low shelves, etc).
Overall, Yoshi is such a good boy, and would be perfect for a family where someone works from home or is home often so he can get all the love and attention this young love-bug deserves!
My Ideal Home
Yoshi would do best as only dog with someone who works from home or is home often to give him lots of attention and love. He would love to have a yard to play fetch (preferably multiple times a day!) and an active family, maybe a jogging partner. As he is still young, someone who is willing to continue all training and is prepared to handle a big, strong (though gentle) boy would be ideal. Children are ok, but older children only (probably around young teens and up) due to Yoshi’s size and strength.
Want to Adopt me?
If you think you can provide the perfect furever home for Yoshi, please contact his Rep Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her and his foster parents know how he would fit into your life. Please do not apply if you have not completed both your online application and an In-Home Interview with a SCGRR volunteer.