Meet Stretch! His name is fitting because at 24 lbs., he is a BIG boy! He is a 4-year-old red rough, with cropped ears. He came to NBGR from a Los Angeles area shelter. A wonderful shelter worker alerted us to him because even though he is a super sweet dog, his adoption prospects did not look very good at the shelter. The shelter worker could see his potential and wanted him to have an opportunity to have a family to love!
Stretch is a little goofy, but he is also truly sweet and loving. He is calm and quiet around the house, but loves to play and go for walks. He likes other dogs and he would definitely enjoy having a dog companion, especially for when his people leave.
He does great going potty outside, and rarely has an accident. Even though he is doing well, we will remind potential adopters that the first few days in a new home can be confusing, and Stretch might backslide a little on his good manners.
Stretch came into rescue with a terrible ear infection, which caused thickening in his ears. His ears are all clear now, but this is an issue that will require monitoring. We believe that the problem may be solved through a really high-quality diet, and would encourage his adopter to go grain-free, and also to consider the possibility of a raw diet for Stretch.
Finally, Stretch has some trouble with separation anxiety. Because of this, Stretch would do best in a home where he is not left alone much, and where his family is willing and able to work through the issue with him. He needs someone who works from home and who really understands how to work up time alone, and is willing to do what it takes to work on the separation anxiety. He is great with dogs when off leash, but can be reactive greeting new dogs when on walks. His foster mom is working with him on appropriate greetings on leash.
Unlike some of our smaller griffs, we think Stretch would be OK in a home with well-behaved, dog-friendly kids.
Stretch is being fostered in the Los Angeles, CA area.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
December 31, 2012
Stretch has been Adopted!
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