Jack is a ~3 year old neutered male GSP weighing 60 pounds. He is a former Missouri puppymill dog but has filled out and is now healthy and fully vetted. Jack is on the very low end of the GSP energy scale and probably would not be a good fit for a jogger or a hunter. He would, however, make a perfect companion pet. He has done extremely well with children as young as 5 and would thrive in a family environment. He cannot be crated as he has injured himself breaking out of crates. He is, however, fully housebroken - he has not had any accidents and will not do any damage if given toys to keep him busy. He will come with his collection of stuffed toys when he is adopted. He has gone up to 9.5 hours without a problem. If he doesn't have his toys and is bored he will collect things and move them for you - shoes, pillows, books, clothes, etc. He will need to be placed with another dog as he's probably never been on his own and is submissive by nature and will need a friend to show him the way. He takes direction and has gained confidence from his GSP friends in foster care and is happy to join the party and mimic their behaviors. He would be a good match for absolutely any dog, even a dominant one. He is not a resource guarder and after a few weeks of adjustment, has even learned to eat from a communal food dish without issue. As always, we recommend separating dogs when feeding them. Jack knows his name and will come when called but will need an obedience class for anything more than that. He learns quickly and will be an easy study but will need a positive reinforcement trainer only because he does have tendencies to withdraw and slink around when he's nervous and verbal corrections scare him. Jack is a VERY happy and excitable dog and does a lot of hopping and licking when he's excited. His favorite places are curled up in the bed and curled up on the couch and he's content laying around all night after a walk. He is equally happy sleeping next to you in bed or on the dog bed. When he wakes up early he doesn't wake anyone else up, just slips out to the sliding glass door to watch the squirrels and birds until someone lets him out. Jack is being fostered with 2 dog-savvy cats and has been good with them - he has switched between being afraid of them and being interested from afar but doesn't seem to have a prey drive towards them. One of the cats sleeps under the desk right next to Jack on a regular basis. While he didn't know how to play when he first came into foster care, Jack now plays like a normal dog - he carries toys around, chews on appropriate toys, does his best imitation of retrieving balls and even plays tug-of-war. He will not play rough with a human but does initiate a daily game of chase-the-Jack with his foster friends which ends in a big wrestling match. He is great in the car and doing well on leash...he is to the point that random strangers can come up to pet him without a problem. He likes to surf and stands on his hind legs quite a bit but never seems to jump. 4 foot fencing should be plenty. He will need to be monitored as he has successfully dug under the fence but since that incident hasn't shown the slightest inclination to dig or try to get out. Jack is being fostered in Germantown, MD.