Valentino is a beautiful belge Brussels Griffon. He is 2 years old and tipping the scales at 15 1/2 lbs. Inside a house, Valentino is cautious with his people, but will warm up after just a few weeks. When Valentino's foster mom first welcomed him in her home, he ran away and hid in his designated "safe zone." After a short 3 weeks, Tino comes up to her and even has begun snuggling in small doses!
Valentino needs a patient family that is willing to work on potty training. Under the direction of a schedule and close supervision, he has had few accidents in the home. With the right guidance and work, Tino has proven himself a highly trainable and intelligent dog.
Valentino loves walks, and is a very athletic dog. He walks 3 miles every morning and this has helped immensely with his potty training. On a walk, Valentino is transformed! He displays confidence and people skills! He goes up to everyone we meet and wants to greet them. Now, every person in the neighborhood knows sweet Valentino. Valentino may be a great candidate for agility training someday soon.
Valentino's athleticism also makes him a great escape artist. His speed and skinny frame allows him to slip by a door and into the outside world in a matter of seconds. He also climbs fences, so he needs observation at all times when he is outside.
Although Valentino can be shy at first, he really is great with people of all ages. He loves bully sticks, cats, and looking out windows; but his true loves are his foster brother and sister. Valentino is active around them and enjoys engaging them in play. He will even occasionally use them as pillows when he is sleepy.
Valentino has shown absolutely no signs of aggression. He will give up toys, food, and his bully stick to people and other dogs without any problems. For these reasons, he is fed solitarily inside his crate so he gets enough to eat!
Valentino is easily crate able. He sleeps in his crate each night, without so much as a peep! When his foster mom needs to run errands, he goes in his crate during the day.
Could Valentino be the dog for you? He is sweet and handsome with beautiful thick belge coat. He would make the perfect addition to the right family home.
Valentino is located in Dallas, TX.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Connie Lawrence 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.
October 25, 2013
Valentino has been Adopted!
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