Hi! I'm Hawk, I came into the rescue in early December of 2020 as a stray from Wetumpka, Alabama, along with my brother Frankie. Foster homes were hard to come by, but with the help of some awesome Southeast GSP rescue and transport team I found my way to Sarasota, Florida just in time for the holidays. I’ve spent the last couple of months on the farm with my foster family, getting healthy, learning manners and generally soaking up lots of love. I’m about two years old, heartworm negative, neutered and ready to start the search for my forever home!
Here's what my foster mom has to say about me:
Hawk has been a pleasure to work with. He initially greeted me with paws on my shoulders and a big kiss on the lips - we’ve worked hard to try to turn that into a sit and wait politely for the human to pet and being right on the line between teenager and gentleman Hawk mostly understands that is the preferred greeting. He’s been great with our older kids, with other dogs and with our farm stock, no aggressive behavior observed over meals or toys. He’s a large, exuberant dog that is still learning not to jump and pull - he could easily knock over or pull down small or frail family members - so he must have humans who are a good fit for that energy. Hawk is a great running companion! When he gets at least two miles in the morning he is a dream in the house the rest of the day, quietly in couch potato mode recovering until it’s time for his next adventure. He will bark at folks who don’t belong on the property, if he is inside and they are outside…once he joins them outside though he’s just on a mission to meet his new friends, with a wag and a kiss. He loves his comfortable chair and curls up with his soft toys. He is well past the chewing stage and doesn’t destroy toys, but is an opportunistic eater if human food is where he can easily reach it. He’s social, confident and outgoing, loving car rides, especially to get the kids from school or go where he can meet new friends. Hawk is not a velcro dog or a big cuddler, he’s affectionate but a bit aloof. As a former stray, he needs a good fence and can’t be trusted off leash yet. Hawk is going to be an incredible gentleman of a dog as he matures, but he needs a family willing to invest the energy in putting the last bit of polish on his training.
Here's my take on things: Look, this farm and family life has been AH-MAZE-ING! They are super fun and take me on runs, stay outside a lot (but never ever leave me alone!), and they even have some dog friends for me! Oh, and wait... one of my most favorite things are trucks! Yep, trucks. There's nothing better than getting to go for a ride with my foster family in the truck. And wait, one more thing. Those other two legged things that my foster mom calls "kids" - They're older so they know how to play and can handle my...what's that word they use? Um.. "exuberance". Yeah, so in a nutshell, I'm an awesome young guy and I learn quickly and I'm eager to please.
Hawk future family deal breakers: Small children <10, frail family members, small yard, and people that work outside the home all day.
Whew! That's a lot - If you're still interested in me: Fencing is required. He's microchipped, HW neg, neutered, current on all vaccinations, crate trained, housebroken, basic training, etc adoption fee $375.
If you think I'm perfect for you and your family, please submit an adoption application and e-mail my foster mom: email@example.com