Finnbar had his 5th birthday on March 12th and has now spent one year in the RAGOM family. It is a miracle to his current foster that this beautiful boy with the silky soft coat and adorable floppy ears has not been adopted. He is everything any dog lover wants in a loyal, well behaved friend and household guardian. He barks when the doorbell rings or when it's heard from the TV. His bark is very loud and assertive. He is very loving, wants to be by your side and gives affectionate kisses. He does not have separation anxiety and is very comfy in his crate. He enters his crate freely when asked, so his foster can run errands. He sleeps in his crate at night and never complains or ever asks to be let out. He respects his foster's personal stuff. Finnbar loves to chew rawhides and it is his favorite treat. During the day, he loves to lay on his foster's bed but has never jumped on the living room furniture. Finnbar is great on a leash during his walks but should be kept under control when other dogs approach. He gets excited and his playfulness is not always accepted by unknown approaching dogs.
Finnbar should be placed in a forever home that has a fenced yard, with no more than one other dog, and where children under ten years of age are not present. Finnbar is a very curious dog who is always smiling and wagging his tail. He will be easily loved and fit in well with the proper applicant.
Finnbar has had a very active and diverse winter. He continues to meet new people and other dogs. He is showing less and less anxiety in meeting "selected" males that he formerly would fear. His selection criteria is unknown but he appears to be losing his fear more each day and week.
Finnbar met his sister, Janette 16-052, (renamed Alice by her adopter) in February on two occasions in a private, fenced-in dog exerise area along with her adopter and male friend. After both visits, it was apparent that Finnbar is more advanced in his socialization than Alice. They both accepted each other at first sight and there were no visible negative memories of each other from their hoarding house experiences before both were rescued in March, 2016. This was great news and Finnbar looks forward to seeing her again soon.
Finnbar shares "treat time" with two female Goldens living in his foster neighborhood. He has always accepted female humans and felines but has had acceptance issues with "selected" males (dogs and humans).
Finnbar meets his sister, Janette 16-052 (renamed "Alice" by adopter) and takes a kiss from his sister! Alice is from the same rescue, SD-11, and is believed to be from the same biological parents but it's not known if they are from the same litter.
Finnbar and Alice pause, pose, and put paws down for a photo shoot.
Finnbar spent 18 days with two larger GR males as his foster went away on vacation. He passed a major hurdle by showing he can get along with other male dogs. He did display "mounting tendencies" and was slow to get the message from these two strong self-defending males. Nobody got hurt and Finnbar's socialization has taken a huge step forward.
A very lucky dog lover will be blessed if approved to adopt this sweet, loving, smart dog.