Adoptable Medium Spayed/NeuteredUp-to-date with routine shotshousetrainedPrefers No Cats

Fenton is an amazing boy. He’s good with the other dogs in our adoption events and his foster housemates – no barking unless left outside alone. He’s leash-trained, but will pull. We use a pinch collar and he never pulls. He’s also crate and house-trained.

He’s been neutered and weighs about 50 lb. His birthday is guesstimated in May 2017. He’s good with all people and children. When he lays down after a good play session, he looks up at his people with a laugh on his sweet face. He seems to be very appreciative to be in a family.

Fenton is acclimating to the cats in his foster’s home. At this time he should be in a home with no cats.

He plays exuberantly with the big dogs and is learning to gentle his behavior with the puppies to be a more appreciated playmate. He shows enthusiasm and appreciation at mealtime. He’s crated to allow him to eat in peace without puppies in his space. He doesn’t growl or bark if the other dogs approach his crate while he’s eating. He’s willing to wait for his share of treats when loose in the kitchen with his foster mates.

When communicating his love, Fenton will take his handler’s arm in his mouth.
This is a puppy behavior that, with consistent reinforcement, he is recognizing as anti-social to humans and so is working to extinguish. He wants to please and is food motivated – which makes training much easier.

UPDATE: Fenton hasn’t taken our arm or hand in his mouth in over a week 🙂 Taking treats from hands is very gentle.

Fenton has energy, but easily settles down after a play session. Right now he must be confined at his foster’s due to the presence of cats. Being loose in his own home will help with his energy level. We’ve already seen a reduction in boisterous behavior when let out of his crate. He’s eternally curious, so sniff walks and hikes would be perfect for him.

Whether dogs / puppies come in as strays or owner surrenders, we frequently have to make our best guess as to birthdate and breed.

A vet reference is required to confirm responsible pet ownership. We suggest first time pet owners look for an adult dog for companionship and to gain experience.

All adoption fees cover two vaccinations plus spay / neuter if using our veterinarian. Additional fees for 3rd puppy vaccination, refundable spay/neuter deposit, etc. may apply. We are an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue. Available animals can be seen most Saturdays at Tractor Supply in Lenoir from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information on our organization, our website is www.petpartnersrescue.org.