Moose is an especially handsome, big and loving boy; he is energetic and always up for a walk or play. Moose is housetrained and understands commands off, sit, and lay down, and is working on crate training. Moose’s favorite toy is his pink ball – he loves to throw it for himself, run after it and chew it. He loves it when you throw the ball for him but is still working on drop it. With consistency and support in his foster home, Moose has become much more calm. Knowing where his people are and having them close is important to Moose and helps him feel settled.
At about 2 years old, Moose still has a lot of puppy in him – he can be playful, curious, and not always aware of his 80-pound body. Moose is very “mouthy” when he plays and with redirection and reminders is learning to understand this is not proper play.
His foster says; “He loves walks and can pull quite intensely; Moose requires a human who is attentive as he is a very strong boy. Moose has made on-leash improvements with his foster mom but still has a range of feelings and behaviors around other dogs – barking, crying, whimpering, jumping, lunging – and it is not always clear whether he feels excited, dominant, or shy during these socially-distant encounters. He has been easy and agreeable with strangers and young people, though we have not encountered anyone under 10. Moose has been very friendly when people enter the house. Like most dogs, Moose likes to let you know when a dog is walking by or a package has been delivered with an excepted bark. Moose is excited by squirrels and cats.”
Please read carefully: Moose will be best-suited in an experienced home who will take his training seriously. Like many large breeds, at 2 years-old Moose is still a puppy and needs training, socialization and lots of exercise. (Active people are encouraged to apply!) Dog-savvy children 12 and up and no cats for this dude. Moose really loves his people but we have not been able to successfully introduce him to other dogs. Moose will be a good match for someone who doesn’t require that he be compatible with other dogs but is looking for the ideal home companion.
Moose has relaxed so much since being with his foster family. He will thrive in a home where he may continue to learn and grow. Do you think you and Moose would be a fantastic match? Please fill in an application and a volunteer will contact you. (MM)