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Hello! My name is Boss. I am a little uncomfortable around new people, but as you can see from my pictures, I’ve made some amazing friends at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Although I’ve been getting the royal treatment from everyone here, it’s time for me to move on and find my permanent home. 
I need someone who is willing to meet me several times before taking me home, and once I’m there they need to help me with my fears of new people. You won’t be all on your own though! I will be a “foster to adopt” so the folks at the Roanoke Valley SPCA will give you extra support, check in with you regularly, and connect you with a dog professional in the area who can work with us! I’ve done fine with other dogs in the past, but learning new people and a new home is a lot for a dog like me, so I’d do best being on my own until I get comfortable with my new family!
Once I get to know you, I am sweet and love to give kisses! I love to play and go for walks. And I really enjoy learning new things. My friends here have taught me to sit, stay, give paw, nose touch, and to go to my mat. These tricks are fun, but they also teach me how to interact with new people in a positive way. They give me something to do when I’m uncomfortable, rather than just focus on what is making me uncomfortable. 
I am about 4 years old, white and brown, and I weigh about 52 lbs. I’m neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested. My adoption fee is $99 (sponsored).

In response to the recommendations from the CDC, the Roanoke Valley SPCA is modifying our adoption procedures. With these new recommendations, masks are no longer required by vaccinated visitors. We will continue to offer adoption by appointments Monday – Saturday between Noon and 7 pm. Our challenge is to find homes for the pets in our care as quickly as possible so we can help other pets in need.  Pets are adopted on a first come basis. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold pets nor guarantee a pet will be available at the time of your appointment, but we do promise to call you if a pet is adopted prior to your appointment.

If you are interested in adopting me, please complete our online Adoption Application.  Our adoption staff will give you a call to give you more information about meeting Boss and answer any questions you may have. 
Call 540-339-9247 Monday – Saturday between noon and 7PM to speak with an adoption counselor for more information.