This is Shilo II. He is currently in foster in WV and was rescued from a kill shelter in OH. This is what his foster family has to say about him:
I would say he is fully adoptable right now, as he is healthy and just nedds to gain weight.
He is house trained, no messes or marking in the house or the garage.
He prefers to sleep in the garage, but he doesn't argue when we keep him in at night.
He is not a chewer, doesn't pick stuff up or carry it around either.
He does not jump on you or paw you for attention, he will rub up against your leg. (big plus for a saint)
He loves the other dogs, they don't care for him but he is okay with that. They share dog food and water just fine.
He loves strangers, and lights up when kids come around. The few cats he has been around, he has just looked at
but basically ignored.
Sammy will growl if she is laying down and Shilo comes too close to her, but that is getting much better.
I took Sam and Shilo out on leashes together, they did fantastic. Even sat down like two little angels while the neighbor carried his Doxie by.
He inspected every room in the house very closely upon arrival, just looked, didn't touch, and once he has seen it, he loses interest.
We learned to keep food off of the counter, once he checked it out and there was nothing there, he leaves that alone too.
He did learn to jump our 3 ft fence. My wife made the mistake of leaving him out when she went away for several hours. So I feel bad for him as he only gets to run free now when we can be right out there with him. She is home all day so he gets out often, but I still feel bad for him. When he jumped the fence he didn't go far, so he is not a runner, he just likes to look around.
When you find him he comes to you and gets in the car willingly. (My wife putting a Saint in her Grand Am is a real trick.)
The only thing is, you have to keep him away from people food and keep people food away from him. That's easy enough to do as he does not dig into garbage cans with the lids on, our kitchen trash can is in the broom closet, and he doesn't bother it, even though I know he can smell it.
He takes dog bones out of my hand very gently, but when I give him his pills inside a hot dog, I lay it on the floor.
The last pic is him in the shelter, what a difference!!
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