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About Scooby-Doo

Scooby is a sweet boy who needs a lot of love and exercise. He was rescued from someone who was not feeding him well, subjected him to other aggressive dogs, was left alone for long periods of time, and was picked up after being let out by people the previous owner was staying with and taken to a shelter a few times. He had it petty ruff his first 10 months of life. I have had him for a year now and he’s healthy, been trained, shown love, structure and lots of adventures. As he’s gotten bigger and stronger, and i have experienced some health issues, its become difficult for me to give him the life he deserves. If you can be the alpha and show him love he will bond with you.

Animal Type: Dog


Background Information

Where did you get this animal: I was asked to rescue him from an unfit living situation.
Why rehoming: I was fostering him for someone who is unable to care for him properly and has made no effort to be able to take him back. My health, job and other 2 dogs require me to find another home for him.
How long have you had this animal: 1 year
Current Rabies: Yes
Current vaccines: Yes
Spayed or Neutered: Yes
Heartworm tested: Yes
Good with dogs: No
Good with cats: No
Good with children: Yes
Good with strangers: No
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Behavioral Concerns: Scooby gets along fine and plays with my female Ridgeback, but reacts with mild aggression to other dogs, and to my Beagle on a few occasions involving toys or treats. He has been a lot easier to control and walk since his training. He has never bitten anyone, but it does take a minute for me to calm him down when strangers try to approach his yard and get close to the fence. He has had 2 weeks of boarded professional traing and behaved very well when walking with the trainer. The trainer believes he would do very well with a dominant male owner, possibly a police officer or military veteran, in a single dog household, or with dogs of his same breed. He is a very sweet boy and a good guard dog. He will go in his kennel but does not like being in it, so I do not kennel him any more. He follows me around and sleeps in the bed with me. He is generally a quiet dog, he does not bark excessively anymore, but will bark if agitated.
Afraid of: Being left in his kennel, fireworks, and having his paws washed or nails cut by anyone except the vet. He does very well in the bath though.
Games like to play: Scooby needs lots of exercise. He loves to be outside, to run and hike, and has a few favorite chew toys. Scoob travels in the car very well and enjoys exploring new places.
If children, ages: I do not have children but he seems to be fine and friendly towards freinds children. I don't know if he would be ok with cats, but he does great with my parrot who spends a lot of time out of her cage flying around the house.

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