Ruger is ready! To find my forever home, that is. I’m all grown up now. Well, okay, I’m “almost” all grown up - I’m 9 month old….but I’m really mature for my young age. I’m also AKC registered, handsome, smart and have lots of talents.
My former owners took me to a scary shelter all because of my energy level. They must have not been very intelligent cause all young dogs have high energy at 9 months, right?! I’m proud of my GSP energy. It’s fun cause I play non-stop! Give me some water and it’s a pool party. Throw me a ball and I’m “on it” in a split second. Have a squirrel in your backyard and I’m on point. But I’m glad they gave me up cause they just kept me outside and that wouldn’t have been bad if they came outside with me, every now and then. But I like this living indoor stuff. Pretty cool. Okay enough of that about my past…I’m just going to focus on my future and what the perfect family would be for me.
I love attention like any 9-month-old does. Take me for walks (on a prong collar so I don’t pull too much) and I’ll cuddle with you after we get home - then you feed me and tell me what a good boy I am. If you’re a runner that is even better (I’d make a great running buddy)! I’m told I’m a little chubby, so extra exercise please (running with me would help a bunch). After dinner, take me out back and play fetch with me, teach me new things and games, and THEN we go inside and cuddle. A lot.
I like children and other dogs. Even small dogs are great if they’ll play with me. Haven’t met a cat so I don’t know about those but I’m willing to try a meet-and-greet if you have one. I’m crate-trained, but really would like to be in your lap instead. However, if I HAVE to, I’ll go in willingly to try that treat you put in there for me and curl up on the soft bed you supply me. My foster mom gives me a bone with peanut butter in it to keep me busy while I’m in my kennel and she’s at work.
This house-training stuff down has been tough but I’m a smart boy. My foster mom says I’ll just need some reinforcing in a new home (and to be watched carefully) cause I might forget when I’m really excited in my new forever home. I really like a schedule too. Knowing what’s happening in my life helps me a lot (like all dogs). Helps with house-training too so I know how long to hold it before you let me out.
I’m told that I’m a typical, young GSP that has a little bit of weight to lose (hey, if you were kept alone with no one to play with every day and they give you a huge bowl of dog food so they only had to feed you once in a while, you’d eat it all too! I was bored. And lonely. Sigh, I wasn’t going to reminisce again sorry. Can’t wait to have a family that will really pay attention to me and care about my weight. If you have another dog for me to play with that would help me lose some weight – bring it on (the playmate, that is, not the pounds)! But if you don’t have another dog, that’s okay if you play with me…
Another thing, I haven’t met a couch or bed I don’t like. And I’m pretty sure they like me too. My current foster canine sibling may not care for me, but I’m pretty sure that couch is in love with me. Did I say, I’m a good cuddler? Add the couch to cuddling and all in!
Did I tell you how smart I am? I know a lot of basic commands and would really love for you to teach me more. Man, I love the attention and how excited you get when I learn something new. Really cool stuff.
To sum this up…I’m looking for a family that will play A LOT with me, has a fenced yard so I can roam and hunt squirrels and stuff, has another playful dog that I can share my outdoor adventures with (as long as they don’t try to disrupt me when I have a squirrel in sight) and most importantly, I want a family that will love me forever. For who I am. And will never, ever send me away.
If you’re the one for me, I really want to meet you. Right now I’m in Montgomery, AL but we could meet in the middle somewhere to have a meet-and-greet. If you have another dog, that’s great! Bring him/her with you to meet me. My current foster canine brother may not appreciate me, but most dogs appreciate greatness when they meet it LOL!
Foster mom says you have to complete an adoption application (if you haven’t already) and then email Kristine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forgot to mention, I’m heartworm negative, vaccinated, neutered, microchipped - all that stuff and because that isn’t cheap, the rescue asks that you give them an adoption fee of $475 since I’m considered a puppy too.