Eli has been here for about three weeks and he's just a sweetheart. He has gotten very comfortable here, gets along fine with the resident dogs and cat, and is really a great dog.
He loves to plop down by my feet if I am reading, watching TV, or whatever. He sleeps right next to the bed and follows me wherever I go. He loves his human!
For the first week or so that he was here, I would baby-gate him in the big bathroom, but when I realized that he's a really good boy and doesn't get into things, and is housebroken, he's had free roam of the house. Even when left alone, he doesn't get into trouble, unlike my naughty residents!
He loves toys, and even more loves to destuff toys! He also loves going for a walk. He's a bit of a puller on a leash, so we're going to try the Gentle Leader, which should help because this guy is strong!
When I leave the dogs out in the yard, Eli tends to perch on the steps, keeping an eye on things. He is an excellent guard dog, with his enormous bark. If someone approaches the house, he lets you know; of course, once they come in the gate, he's a big puppy dog.
Eli would love a home with people who have tons of love to spare and can walk him regularly to give him the exercise he needs so that he doesn't run into trouble related to carrying the extra weight. While he is huge, and definitely needs to lose a few pounds, the vet said that he is also just a big dog--it's not that he's grossly overweight.
He would love a yard to hang out in, although he sticks close to the house and likes to be near his people. A fence would be a good idea, because at his last home, he would wander on occasion. He needs a home that doesn't have small kids (10 or older are fine); another dog and/or cat is fine.
If you're interested in meeting this handsome, sweet guy, let us know!