Hello all. I apologize that it’s been awhile since I’ve written an update on Cody. I want to say what a good boy he is. Cody has been with us now for 8 weeks and he’s just a dream to have around. Truly a calm and affectionate fellow.
First let’s discuss his health. His weight is now down to 88 pounds and he has much more energy. He should lose 8 more pounds to be at his ideal weight. His weight loss is aided by the thyroid medicine Levothyroxine. His UTI is all cleared up but Cody did have a couple of accidents lately while we were away at work. He has since been taking the antibiotic Metronidazole to clear up anything going on in his bowels. Ever since poor Cody ate a stuffed dog toy his system seems to be off. We’re working on it. He should be set right very soon. The vet is thinking he was likely born with a cartilage disorder which explains why his hocks are swollen. Besides perhaps being a bit arthritic, they don’t cause him any trouble. All in all, his health concerns are correctable and short term.
Next, let’s go over what Cody needs in his forever home. Cody loves children. He has met unfamiliar kids while out and about and is excellent with them. In his previous foster home the grandchildren climbed on him and he was not bothered. Cody wants to be near his people and naturally gravitates toward people to be pet. He sleeps at the foot of our bed and is always found in the same room we’re in. I don’t think he needs a fence as long as he’s supervised outside and is walked daily. He doesn’t need another dog although he gets along just fine with them. We have met strange dogs on our daily walks and at the Petco event he attended with no troubles at all. He’s no push over and will “Roo-Roo” at the dogs that are not friendly in return. Cody does not get on the furniture. He’s too big to make the leap up and cannot get down easily if lifted up.
What does Cody like? Cody enjoys playing fetch, swimming, taking walks, and being brushed. His coat is easy to manage with simple brushing a couple of times a week. He rides fine in the car and seems to like it. Cody most likes your love and companionship.
What does Cody not like? He does not like being crated. I tested this for informational purposes and left him crated while I made a short trip to the grocery. When I came home he had bent a few of the bars, tore at the crate pad, and was panting and drooling. I don’t see this as being a problem because he doesn’t need to be crated. He doesn’t harm anything while we’re away and the accidents he has had have been caused by external variables.
I noticed while reviewing his paperwork that his DOB is stated as 2003. That makes him 9 years old instead of 10. Cody needs a home to call his own. He doesn’t have any bad habits really except for maybe eating stuffed toys. Are you looking for a dog like Cody? His heart is pure gold. There is no shame in growing old. Please contact your placement advisor if you would like to meet Cody.