Hi! My name is Turtle, but my foster parents call me Teo, short for Teodoro and I’m about 2-years old. I showed up on a nice lady’s porch a few weeks ago in an area known for hunting dogs. This nice lady fed me for five days while she tried to find my owner, but when no one came to claim me, she brought me to the local humane society.
I had what looked like a snake bite on my tummy and several cuts and scratches, but they’re all healed now. My foster mom tells me I’m super cute, very smart, have the most adorable smile and springs on my feet! I’ll bet I could be a circus dog! And guess what? I know the commands “sit”, “down”, “stay” and “shake”. I even learned the hand signals for those! I’m pretty good at the command “come”, but sometimes need to investigate all the smells first.
I love people, especially my foster Mom and Dad, but also everyone that I meet on my walks ‘cause I’m a social guy. I do well with my foster sister GSP and share nicely. I’ve met lots of other dogs when out for walks too and have been very friendly and calm with all of them (oh, did I tell you that I’m good on a leash?). I love going on walks and on car rides too! I also don’t mind cats. I’ve met a few children and allow them to pet me nicely, but because of my young age it’s best if my new home has bigger children who I won’t knock down accidentally. I’m fully house- and crate-trained, but I’m much happier up on the couch sitting quietly or cuddling with you. I definitely let you know when I have to go to the bathroom. If you don’t notice my subtle signals, I’ll bark to get your attention! I take treats very gently and am happy to sit for them. I’m not food aggressive, but I am food- motivated, so be sure to keep the garbage closed and food away from the edges of tables and counters. I’m getting much better, but I can be a bit mischievous like most two-year old’s… Otherwise, I’m very calm and brave…this boy isn’t afraid of loud noises or storms.
I will be happiest in a home with a family where someone is home during the day, with a large backyard with a high, secure fence where I can explore, but I don’t like to be left out there on my own. I like to take long walks a couple times a day, hopefully off-leash so I can RUN. My foster Mom has tested me with a Dogtra electronic collar (in the backyard) and I did GREAT! As I mentioned above, because of my young age, it’s best if my new home has bigger children who I won’t knock down accidentally. I’d enjoy having another dog to play with, but I’ll be fine being your one and only as well. An extra added bonus would be if someone in the house is a runner, so I can work off my teenage energy.
If you’re looking for a GSP who will love you forever, then I’m your guy. I’m up-to-date on my shots, heartworm free and neutered so my adoption fee is $375. If you are interested in being my forever home, please fill out an adoption application, if you haven’t already, and contact my foster Mom (Ellen).
Check out a couple of Turtle’s videos: