Hi there, Milo here. I’m officially on the market for a forever family. Here are some basics about me, and some must-haves for my forever home. Take a look and let my foster family know what you think when you’re done.
The facts… I’m the sweetest boy my foster folks have ever fostered. I’m 3 years old and very calm for a GSP. I don’t bark much even with new guests arriving (once I see you – but I will bark if I don’t know who is approaching, like a good watch dog). When I’m happy I jump in place with glee. I’m not much interested in toys although nylabones are okay, but I don’t like being watched while nibbling on them.
I’m not much into making eye contact and I prefer to eat alone (hate having someone judge my eating skills so I’ll hide from you if you try watching). Yeah, I was probably abused at some point in my life but I don’t like talking about that. Because of that, loud noises of any kind will kind of scare me as well as being startled or coming at me directly is kind of scary also (therefore, no children please who move fast and don’t appreciate my insecurities).
Because of my little quirks, it’s been difficult for my foster parents to do a lot of basic training with me. I’m smart, just a bit quirky so it will take more time. So future training is a must so that I can learn all sorts of new things. I have amazing recall – you only have to call me once. And I respond well to a baby voice (yeah, I enjoy being babied) and love to lay with you on the couch – but not too close. I like to keep a safe distance between me and others and that’s no doubt because of my past so I would love a family that respects that.
I am submissive with other dogs of any size, am curious about cats and will stare at them and sniff but will not point (they aren’t worthy of that and are odd looking creatures if you ask me). If they walk up to me, they freak me out! I have no interest in chickens or other small animals or rodents. I used to be an outside dog in my previous life, but although I’m very comfortable outside, I now prefer to be part of a family and live indoors. However I will lay under a tree all day if you let me, with an occasional excursion to move the dirt around, walk the fence line or eat grass (yeah, another quirk of mine).
Inside, I really enjoy chewing on things I’m not supposed to (part of that basic training that is needed). I somewhat have an obsession with wood (e.g. wood chairs, sticks, etc) and some plastic items like a toilet brush, so probably best to put me in a crate if you won’t be home (or during the night if I’m not in your room) so that I don’t get in trouble (I really don’t like being in trouble). But I do really well outside of my crate if you’re home. I’m fully house-trained and I don’t have any accidents. If I’m a bit frightened or the other dogs are getting too loud, I may go into my crate (my safe space) on my own to relax.
I have some special skills including collecting clothes. Yup, you heard me right…I love clothes, especially if they have your scent on them. I will dig my nose through the room and collect things and sleep on them, even if they are on your dresser e.g. pillows off your bed, shirts, sweatpants, etc. I also love to sleep in dark corners like in a closet (under clothes of course). My absolute fav is dirty socks (oooooh, that smell). The dirtier they are the tastier as well, but clean socks don’t taste very good – I’ll just sleep on them.
Here’s where I tell you “my” must-haves in a forever home…
If you’re interested in learning more about me and maybe meeting me (if you have another dog, we would need to meet for their approval also), please complete an adoption application (if you haven’t already) and email my foster mom Jessica at email@example.com
P.S. I am completely vetted, house-trained, crate-trained, neutered and temperament tested, so my adoption fee is $375 (SUCH a deal!)