Hi! Foster Dad wanted me to tell you a bit about me, so here we go!
I am a Lab/Goldendoodle mix, although everyone says I look like a Black Lab. Foster Dad says I am even prettier! I am a bit shy and get nervous when Foster Dad comes towards me, but I am starting to get used to him.
He says he is very proud of me because I will now take treats from his hand and I’m getting a bit less fussy when it comes to treats. What can I say? When I first got here, I was holding out for the good stuff.
We love to go for long walks, but Foster Dad says he is a bit jealous because I get excited to see everyone except him. He says my inner puppy is coming out during our walks; I get a bit excited and bouncy when I see a cousin—or a critter!
I do like to be near Foster Dad, just maybe not too close. When he goes in the garage without me, I don’t like it and will call for him to come back. He says I am costing him heat since when we come in from outside, I don’t like him to be near the door. So, he leaves it open for me and walks away so I can come in; we’re working on the whole trust thing.
So, what am I looking for? I need a home that will be very patient with me as I am slow to trust. I need a companion dog who can show me the ropes (literally and figuratively). I have a strong prey drive so Foster Dad thinks I should probably have a fenced yard; even though I do stay close he is afraid I could get distracted and find myself lost.
Speaking of that prey drive Foster Dad is not sure how I would do with a cat as a brother or sister. While I am excited to see kids go by us on walks, I would like them to be a little older (age 10+), old enough to understand my personal boundaries.
Foster Dad says I am getting spoiled having him around all the time. I am stuck with him for a while, so I will write again and let you know how we are progressing. Maybe one of these days I will let Foster Dad take a picture of me when I’m smiling.