about 3 months old
A few months from now, we know what song will come to mind when people meet CB. Everyone will be singing, 'You must've been a beautiful baby 'cause baby, look at you now!' Meet CB, which is short for his shelter name of Cannonball. He is about three months old and just arrived from a nearby shelter where he was definitely a favorite of the entire staff. When we picked him up, each person passing through just had to stop and play with him for another second or two. That's probably because he is such a healthy and inquisitive youngster. What do we know so far about this little guy? At this time, he's been in Rescue less than one day and is confined to his crate for most of the time while he recovers from recent neutering surgery. It should be relatively easy to house break him because he immediately goes outside to relieve himself when given the opportunity. If you pay attention when he gets that look that all dogs have when they are looking for a place 'to do their business', you can guide him to the back yard and avoid any mess in the house. What else?? He is bold and immediately wants to play with any dog his size whom he meets. There were lots of them to pick from on his first visit to Petsmart to shop for his new harness but he was told by his human companion that it was time to run shopping errands, not to play! CB was also very well behaved when he met our massive Keenai at the kennels. He had a kennel companion at the shelter and seems to know doggy manners because he accepted the minute inspection by Keenai and Gladwyn, another house resident, when they met him. He's a growing youngster so right now he may not want another dog anywhere near his food dish at dinner time. And those sharp puppy teeth mean that work has immediately begun on the 'no mouth' concept. On the other hand, he's happy to give you puppy kisses if you get close just as he loves to play with you given the opportunity. We think he'll grow into a moderately large black and tan shepherd so get ready to sing because yes, he is a beautiful baby! Puppies are a life-long commitment. They need time, training, vet care and healthy feeding to become good canine citizens. Don't even think of adopting a puppy unless you intend to invest the time and money and commitment required, and you can expect to lose a few good shoes along the way! If you are interested in meeting CB, please contact us via email at email@example.com. Don't forget to fill out our online application. The minimum adoption donation ranges from $400 to $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.