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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|9/20/2015||Not required||Yes||Optional||Not tested|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
No Longer Taking Applications For Leo
Please extend a warm welcome to one of RAGOM's newest charmers! His name is Leo in the RAGOM database, but he actually responds very well to the name, Beau. He is almost 10 months old (DOB is approximately 12/3/2014), he will be neutered soon, and he is all puppy :-)! He is an adorable, fluffy, fun-loving dog who is definitely in need of some obedience training to become the best dog he can be. We aren't sure what he's mixed with, but my goodness is he ever so adorable! He has very large paws, so we are pretty sure he will be a pretty big boy when he is full-grown.
He came into RAGOM from a very kind family who had adopted him from a shelter; unfortunately their resident dog did not adjust well to having him in the home. When he arrived at the shelter, he was emaciated and very, very underweight. He is almost up to his ideal weight for his age after the shelter and his first family nursed him back to health. He currently weighs around 58 pounds, and should weigh about 63-65 pounds at this time according to the vet. His vet checkup went very well. She was impressed with his behavior, and said she thought he was a very sweet boy; not to mention very handsome :-).
He loves other dogs, but we are pretty sure he would chase a cat. We haven't officially tested him, but he is all about play-play-play, and I'm guessing he would show some pretty serious interest in a feline friend. In terms of a fence, I don't think he would necessarily need one, but you'd have to make sure he got adequate exercise (at least 2 walks per day, I would estimate) since he's got so much energy. He loves to run and play with our two-year-old resident, and he hasn't met a dog yet that he didn't like. He does not resource guard toys, bones, or food from people or other dogs. Now, on the subject of children, I think he would be a great family dog. He met our friends' two-year-old last weekend and was very patient with her. However, you'd have to keep in mind that he is still very young, and he is an under-coordinated 10-month-old puppy. Therefore, he is more than likely going to bump into younger children and knock them down. He will also extend a paw when he wants you to pet him, which can be corrected with consistent training, but is still a nuisance. He is also still learning not to mouth (which is so gentle you don't even feel it), so that is something to consider as well. If you have young children, and you think he sounds like a good fit for your house, I'd be more than willing to talk to you about that, as it isn't necessarily a "deal-breaker", it's just something we'd have to chat about since each family situation is different.
The last thing I'd like to mention is that he is definitely house trained when we're home. He has free roam and doesn't need to be tethered. We crate him when we're not home. He's not a huge fan of the crate, but we leave him with a peanut butter filled kong daily and this seems to please him. He will bark for a little bit after we leave, but he settles down after a little while for the rest of the day. However, we do work 8 hour days with no ability to come home on our lunch, and he has had two accidents in his kennel. This is to absolutely no fault of his own, and we have adjusted our schedules as best we can so he won't go more than 7 hours without a potty break. This is just something to keep in mind right now, since he's still a pretty young dog.
I'm sure there is much more to this boy than what I've said here. So, if you're interested in learning more about him, please contact your placement advisor!