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At A Glance
"Don't worry Brody, you'll find a home soon!"
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly8/9/2015 Required
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Brody has made it into the RAGOM family and what a handsome, big boy he is. Brody is 7 years young, neutered, received necessary vaccinations, and has acclimated to my house and residents easily.
Brody had his wellness exam with a negative heartworm test, negative stool exam, and was positive for Lymes contact. He is, however, having no symptoms, so treatment is not necessary except for a urinalysis. Brody came into foster care with a red, inflamed right ear which is being treated at this time, and even though his left ear was fine, both had yeast, so it is being treated also. Brody has several fatty masses called lipomas which do not require treatment, but only monitoring which we have noted all locations in his medical file. Brody does have a baseball-size growth down by his privates which we will be scheduling a needle biopsy to see if it is also just a fatty mass. Brody weighted in at 95 lbs., so we will be staying active and reducing his kibble to tone up his muscles.
Brody does have seizures and, according to his surrendering family, will have a seizure about every 2-3 weeks. They last 3-5 minutes, and when it is over, he hops right up as if it never happened. Brody takes a medication called phenobarbital and takes 1 1/2 tablets 2 times a day. I put it in his morning and evening kibble and down it goes.
Brody will need to be adopted to a family without cats. He has prey drive and can wander/chase if the scent is right. Brody will need a fence as he may wander with the right scent. Brody was used to a long tie-out in his previous home. His family reports he will chew toys and shoes, but I have not seen that behavior in the first week he has been here. When excited and playing, Brody will soft-mouth which I am discouraging with a vocal sound or stopping playtime.
We went to the IA volunteer picnic on Saturday and he showed he is very capable of stealing food off a plate when you are not paying attention. He will also get in the garbage and, given the chance, will steal food from the kitchen counter. Because of this, very young children in the home are at risk when they are holding food in their little hands, so older children would be preferable in his adoptive home. He was able to get along with all the dogs at the picnic, small and large.
Brody will howl at loud whistles and he will bark when he runs outside just to let everyone know he is in the yard. He will also bark when it is time to come back and sometimes will alert-bark when he hears something strange. He is not excessively a barker and is easily distracted to stop.
Brody is ready to accept applicants wanting to meet him and see if he might be a good catch for their family. He is really a great boy and some family will be getting a great companion. He has never had obedience training, but knows "sit," "shake," "down," "wait," and "stay."