- Status: Available for Adoption - October 23rd
- Adoption Fee: $250
- Gender: Male
- Current Age: Approx. 2 Years Old
- Good with kids: Yes, 10+ years old
- Good with dogs: Yes
- Good with cats: Unknown
- Vaccinations: Current
- Neuter/Spay: Yes
Bio: Boomer’s about two years old, neutered, fully vetted, and very slim. He’s soft, sweet, and full of energy. He also settles fairly quickly when playtime is over, although it’s not unusual to hear a whine or two when he’s first told to settle. He wants to make sure you know he’d rather continue with whatever activity he was doing.
Boomer loves other dogs but plays with so much enthusiasm, my older rotties can become uncomfortable and smaller dogs could be trampled. It’s fine to permit play when a human is leading the games and controlling the energy level so, for now, Boomer may not be a great candidate for an under-controlled dog park. He is NOT dog aggressive, just a kid.
Boomer is very athletic. It’s beautiful and amazing to see how much ground he covers on a full run. Fortunately he consistently obeys “come” so he hikes with our pack off-leash in our woods quite a bit. Boomer also walks well on leash and has learned several other commands such as heel, sit, auto-sit, down, and stay-on-your-place.
Boomer is now house-broken! Considering Boomer was previously an outside dog, this did not take long. His old habit of marking indoors has disappeared, but we do not allow him free access to our entire home because we want to be sure this nasty habit does not return.
Boomer likes all people and he greets everyone with tail wags. His tendency to jump when excited is waning, but just when I’m not expecting it, he forgets not to jump. Also, unless he’s in a “sit” command, he’s likely to dash through open doors. For these reasons, he should not be left free around small children.
Boomer is great traveling by car. However we’re working to stop Boomer from chasing cars. Our driveway is a quarter mile long so we do not have many opportunities to desensitize him to loud fast engines. We’re planning to take him to busy intersections for further conditioning. We’re also working to change Boomer’s thinking that the crate is a scary thing. Being a talented escape artist, he rubbed his nose raw escaping the crate his first days with us. We now tether him using a car safely harness at night or when we leave the house and he no longer chews his dog bed while tethered. When I am in the same room, Boomer’s crate time is up to an hour (almost) and he’s relaxed the entire time.
Boomer is a happy young man looking for adventure and companionship. This big guy is extremely handsome. At about 80lbs, he’s almost as tall as our 125 pound male. He’s flexible and adapts to changing environments so he will do well being part of just about any active family.
If you’d like to adopt Boomer, you can visit our Adopt page where you can find information on our adoption policies, and fill out an application.