My name is Captain, but my foster parents call me Cap, Captain America, and Captain Long Legs, at times. I am a gorgeous, 50 pound, long-legged 1.5-year old that was found at a boat dock in East Tennessee. I know basic commands like sit, down, and kennel. I will wait to be given the “okay” to eat. I walk nicely on a leash and have not shown any signs that I want to jump my foster parents' iron fence. My foster mom says I'm a smart boy for sure! I know the sounds of morning alarms, garage doors and beeping doors, and what they all mean!
My foster parents say that I am a good boy but very anxious and that I just need some patience with my anxiety. Both my foster parents work FT in offices, so they have been taking me to day boarding where I get TLC and some individual time. I do okay with one or two dogs if introduced slowly, but a group brings out my anxiety, and I can get a little defensive. I love to run the fence line with the little white fluffy thing next door that my foster parents call Ollie. I've learned to give smooches and love nothing more than just chilling beside you on the couch.
I am working on my greeting of people that visit my foster home. I tend to jump but will calm down quickly. I have done well around children again one or two at a time and introduced slowly, but since I'm so tall and young still, I will need a family with no kids or those over 6. I do allow the children behind my foster parents home to pet me through the fence, and there have been no issues there.
I do not like to be left alone, so I need a forever home where someone is home (retired or works from home) or is okay taking me to day boarding. I have been working on kenneling to be left alone, but it has been a slow process. My foster parents have tried both the wire and hard-sided kennel. I seem to do better in the hard side kennels. I do kennel at night when it is bedtime, and I’ll sleep all night in my kennel, with the door open.
You should also know that I am afraid of the dark. My foster parents have worked very hard on that, and I will now go outside after dark to potty. I have even learned to use the door that is made just for me! Like a lot of pups, loud noises, fireworks, and storms do scare me. I find I’m most relaxed when my foster mom turns on Spotify to dog-calming music. It really helps me chill.
Oh, did I mention that I am potty trained? I will go to the back door and knock on the blinds for my foster parents to let me out or I will talk to you and let you know. My foster parents think it is very important for you to know I don’t beg for food and they are amazed by that. When my foster parents eat their meals, I will lay in my bed or on the couch. I'm a sucker for a soft blanket and my favorite toy is a squeaky toy. In fact, that's really the only toy I like, but I absolutely LOVE it! I will run in the yard and toss it for myself, and sometimes, I even toss it off the back of the couch. It's so cute!
My foster parents love me and want to adopt me, but feel I need a home with someone who is at home more on weekdays and who can spend time with me and work on kenneling throughout the day. I do always like to be with you, but I’m not the GSP that is in your face or lying in your lap. I will lie next to you and will sleep at your feet on the bed if you allow me to. If not, I will go into my kennel for the night. The folks at day boarding said that I have captured their hearts and that I've come a long way! I just need a loving family that is willing to work with me to continue to encourage me and build my confidence. I really do want to please!
My foster parents are so sad to think about me not being in their home, but they want what is best for me and not them. Because I'm fully vetted, neutered and up to date on all vaccinations, my adoption fee is $375.