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- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
4-23-12 Update from Pedro's foster home:
Pedro appears to be a deerhound mix. He’s house-trained, crate trained, gentle, playful, curious, and affectionate. He gets along well with my 7 month old lab mix. I’ve seen him assume both dominant and submissive postures when they are playing. I have not seen any guarding issues, with food or toys. He loves being outside.
He seems well-adjusted with people and other dogs. He has been gentle with the children he has been exposed to. He has made friends with every dog he’s met. I have not seen him with cats. He’s a little shy with new people, but warms up after a minute. He is very happy trying to sit in my lap or just resting his head on my knee while I am rubbing his head and neck.
He sometimes sleeps with me in bed, but just as often sleeps on a pillow next to the bed. Love this dog.
From Pedro's Mississippi Foster Mom:
Pedro is approximately 1 year old and neutered and up to date with his vaccinations.. He is a boy that is just a cuddle bug and would sleep in my bed with me and the 5 other dogs if there were room. I've actually made room for him a time or two, but sometime during the night he gets up and lays down beside the bed. He starts out almost on top of my head but after a little adjustment, he only takes up about 1/4 of the bed. lol He is a great fetcher. Watching him bolt after a ball or toy and then missing it in midstride just cracks me up everytime. He'll get it, bring it back and then drop it in front of me. I think he looks like a gazelle running across our yard especially if he is chasing butterflies or bugs. I LOVE to watch him run. It is so much different to see him running vs seeing my dachshunds run.
I have tried (a little) to teach him a few tricks but the only one he has mastered is "sit". He selectively listens but will generally come when you call especially if he knows you have food or a treat. We like to sit outside on the porch and you can always find Pedro's head in your lap. He is a VERY loving and happy boy with the most human eyes I think I've seen. He will just look you dead in the eye like he is trying to tell you something.
Pedro likes to play a little on the rough side and this is my main concern. He's never been mean to my dachshunds... more like a pesky little brother who wants to play all the time. I would suggest he be with medium to large size dogs that like to play.
Pedro is very dog friendly although he'll bark at strange dog before he goes up to them to investigate. Afterwards, he is "wanna play... huh.. wanna play..." He is very friendly with people as well. We do not have any children that are over here so I am unaware of how he is with small children or cats. He can be a barker at times and I think he is still in his puppy stage as he likes to chew, but I think with time and with GOOD STRONG toys, he'll grow out of that.
Pedro walks extremely well on a leash. Actually today was his first day to go on leash and he took to it immediately. The vet tech raved about how well he did and was shocked when I told her today was his first time on a lead. The vet tech also thought his breed might be a mix of Norwegian Deerhound and lab possibly. According to the picture in her breed book, there is quite a resemblance.
He is heartworm negative, up to date with his vaccinations, microchippped and ready for his forever home in New England.
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