- Status: Available for adoption
- Adoption Fee: $250
- Current Age: 3 Years
- Good with kids: Yes, older kids
- Good with dogs: Yes
- Good with cats: Unknown
April 21, 2015 Update:
Patch has learned and become very reliable on his "drop it" command. His recall just keeps getting better and better. He's still learning sit and will do it reliably with treats, but not so much without them. His potty training is pretty well done and he's very good about going to the door and asking to go out now. At his recent vet trip Patch was loving up on everybody! He's turning into a really good boy!
Patch's foster home has changed a few things because of his eye, and the fact he has zero depth perception. Those things are very minor adjustments like, when he's approached on his left side it helps to talk to him and touch him towards his rear end and then move up to his head. He's a little hand shy with strangers on his left side, but only ducks and turns so he can see them, and then he moves towards them for petting. Overall, he's just a great dog!
April 14, 2015 Update:
Patch has had several improvements this week. He is much more reliable about his potty training and his recall is a lot better than it has been. He is coming more than not now, unless he's in the yard fixated on something or watching TV. This boy truly loves to play! He still can't have plush toys because he eats them, but does great with soft rubber squeaky toys or supervised, interactive play with a rope toy. He enjoys a good game of tug every night. He also would love for his foster sister to play with him, but she is too old for rough housing and isn't interested.
Patch's ideal home would be a family with older kids (10+), a yard with a privacy fence, and a young female dog that likes to play. It would also help if they don't mind an 85 pound dog on them during thunderstorms... he gets nervous and just wants reassurance through them.
April 8, 2015 Update:
Patch has settled in nicely. He does have some bad habits that is foster home is working on though. He likes to counter surf, get into the trash and jump up. Really it sounds worse than it is. This is the most gentle and loving guy ever!
Patch loves to snuggle, cuddle, give kisses and any other attention he can get. His potty training has improved a lot. He's going outside more than inside now, but still has to be watched very closely to avoid accidents. He loves to play tug and is crazy about soft rubber squeaky toys. He's not much of a chewer unless he has a plush toy.
Because of all the bouncing around he has had a bit of an upset tummy. He is now getting a grain free food with an equal amount of rice and a spoonful of pumpkin to help settle it. His eye has healed up beautifully and all his fur has grown back on that. Speaking of fur, his coat is so soft and shiny now! He looks gorgeous out in the sunshine.
Patch is a fantastic dog that still has a lot to learn. He is very curious about everything and wants to see what's going on all the time. He is going to make someone the best dog ever once he has learned his basic manners.
February 25, 2015 Update:
Patch is a very large boy, weighing over 80 lbs. He is very sweet and sure is a lover. He loves to give kisses and be near you. He is very social with people. Patch does not know his basic commands very well but his foster home is working with him on them, and he seems to be responding well. He does kennel well though. Patch is very alert of his surroundings, and having recently lost one of his eyes he is seeing things in a very different way now. He still enjoys watching tv and getting really close to it though. Patch does not show any food aggression and is house trained.
If you’d like to adopt Patch, you can visit our Adopt page where you can find information on our adoption policies, and fill out an application.