Doc is estimated to be around 10 years of age. He was picked up as a stray in Philadelphia, PA Walmart parking lot. He was in pretty bad shape at first but has healed beautifully in foster care. He has some arthritis in his hips and knees but has recovered to a point where he has regained the spring in his step and can easily do stairs. He does have a phobia about being picked up so it is probably best for Doc to be in a home where he would not have to do full flights of stairs. We have also found that Doc loves to take walks. He walks very well on lead and thoroughly enjoys himself. He is crate trained and totally housebroken. He adores dog beds, blankets and anything soft. He has a lot of fun in his foster home hopping from bed to bed rolling on his back. He has a great sense of humor and loves to perform. He enjoys riding in the car but due to his phobia of being picked up, he does have to wear a muzzle. He is fine with it and allows the muzzle to be put on and taken off without issue.
Doc is in foster with other dogs but he would probably be happiest as and only pet. He does not like other dogs in his face and can be possessive with the water bowl and toys. Doc has a moderate energy level but is very smart so outdoor yard play and short walks with be helpful to keep his mind active. He only needs a few short outings a day to be happy. He will occassionally pick up a toy or a bone but is not a huge toy dog. His favorite pass time is just hanging out with his people. Doc does show signs of being abused so his new home needs to have patience with him when he is stubborn or grumpy. He is very food motivated and is happy to complete tasks to get his treats. He knows how to sit and is very smart. He could learn a lot of tricks if someone wanted to teach him.
Doc deserves a chance at having the love of a family and never having to worry about being tossed to the curb again. If you have it in your heart to give this senior boy that place, then please fill out an application
and submit it to Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org