Meet Vern - a very sweet and very energetic 1-yr-old boy! Vern is SUPER sweet, affectionate, house-broken, crate-trained and very good with kids and other dogs. While Vern has a lot going for him, high energy and separation anxiety have made it difficult for him to find the perfect forever home. His energy level and separation issues were just too much for two former families to handle.
Vern needs a forever home where his family will have LOTS of time to focus on him. While he is fantastic with kids, Vern would probably do best in a home without young children, due to his desire to be the center of attention. Vern would love an energetic 4-legged brother or sister to play with, but he might be a little too much fun for a chill senior dog. If Vern is going to be an only-dog, he would like to be taken to the dog park or have opportunities to socialize with other pups regularly.
Vern would like to have a very active life – he’s looking for an active family that will have plenty of time for playing, walking, running, etc. He has really enjoyed obedience classes and would love to continue taking training classes in obedience, or rally. Vern would also be a terrific agility dog!
Vern is neutered, 13.5lbs, microchipped, up to date on his vaccinations and is on flea & tick and heartworm preventative.
Vern is being fostered near Concord, NH.
While Vern has received a lot of interest, we're still looking for the perfect forever home for him. Vern's forever home needs:
1.) Due to his separation anxiety, Vern needs to be crated with a citronella bark collar whenever there is not a person at home. For this reason, we are looking for a home where Vern will not be home alone on a regular basis (retired, work from home, stay-at-home, etc.). Air travel with Vern is also not possible due to his anxiety issues. Vern barks when he is stressed and he is LOUD, so apartment/condo living is probably not a good fit.
2.) We are looking for a situation where Vern will get plenty of regular interaction with other dogs. Regular visits to dog parks, doggy daycare or some other opportunity for regular dog interaction is a must if Vern will be the only dog in the household.
3.) Vern has a bad track record with cats, so he also needs a feline-free household.
4.) Because of his behavioral issues, Vern is probably not a good fit for a first time dog owner.
We realize that these constraints eliminate a lot of wonderful dog homes, but we are optimistic that we can find a home that will be perfect for both Vern and his future forever family. Vern's foster family loves him like crazy and they are happy to have him for as long as it takes to find his perfect forever home.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Cristen 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.
June 29, 2015
Vern has been Adopted!
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