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In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Entered Foster CareFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly physical 10+ suggested yes This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
August 3, 2012
Monte is a returning RAGOM dog. He came into RAGOM in 2007 as a stray and was heartworm positive at that time. He went through the heartworm treatment and is now a healthy, happy boy. He is approximately 7 years old. We aren't sure what he is mixed with but he weighs 47 pounds and is 21 inches high. Monte is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations.
Monte does have one challenge and that is he marks in the house. Unfortunately nothing has worked to get rid of this behavior. Monte has to wear a belly band at all times in the house so he will need a family that will be consistent with using it. Aside from that, Monte behaves very well. He doesn't chew, get into garbage, counter surf, or any other bad behavior. He is good with other dogs and also cats. He is not a dog that wants to fetch or play much with other dogs. Monte comes when called, knows sit and down, takes treats very gently, loves to go on walks and is perfect walking on a leash. He also loves, loves, loves car rides.
It was quite apparent when Monte came into RAGOM that he was very abused at some point in his life. He would duck when a hand would come out to pet him and if you tried to step over him when he was laying down he would quickly jump out of the way. He has gotten much better with being petted and also with people moving around him but he is still watchful with any quick movements. He has never attempted to bite. Because of his abuse, Monte would do best in a home without small children as the noise and high activity would probably be very stressful for him.
Monte is a well behaved dog aside from the marking issue. He would love to have someone that can provide him with a quieter home, take him on walks and have him wear his belly band. He loves his people and is a velcro dog once he learns to trust you. Please contact your placement advisor if you would like to meet Monte.