Josh is a 1 – 1 ½ year old, 8.5-lb red rough whose owners surrendered him to a shelter because they "didn't have the time to spend with him".
Josh is learning a very important lesson in his foster home, and that is that hands are for giving love and attention, not for punishing and hurting. He is not quite a cuddle bug yet, but he is happy to let his foster mom and dad pick him up and put him on their laps to cradle massage him, which is helping him to learn to trust. Though he is still on the shy side, Josh is loaded with personality.
In the short time he has been with his foster parents, Josh has stopped being afraid to go in and out of the door, and he barks when he is ready to come in. He is great on a leash and loves going on walks. He plays with toys, accepts treats (would not at first), and runs and plays with his foster brothers everywhere they go in the house and fenced back yard. Having a brother or sister in his forever home would benefit Josh because he has learned a lot from observing his foster brothers.
Josh is doing well with housetraining though he has an infrequent accident. He sleeps in his crate and is being trained to go in on his own, but he does not like to stay in the crate beyond 6 a.m. Maybe sleeping in the big bed with you would help him sleep a little later.
One thing Josh has mastered is the "Griffy Crawl". When he is let out of the crate in the a.m. or when his foster parents come home, he gets so excited that he crawls on his belly, with his back legs stretched in the air behind him, as he barks "Hello! Welcome home! I'm so happy to see you!"
Josh is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations, micro-chipped, heartworm negative and on preventative. Now all he needs is a loving family to help him continue to learn to trust and who will appreciate the special Griffy way he welcomes them home.
Josh is located in the Dallas - Fort Worth area.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Connie at email@example.com.
Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.
August 8, 2010
Josh has been Adopted!
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