Grover is an approximately 18 month old sable boy that came to us as a stray from a local shelter, so nothing is known of his background. He was extremely underweight after receiving GI surgery at the shelter for a bowel obstruction and is slowly putting weight on, but still has a ways to go. He is up to 60 lbs from less than 50 lbs upon arrival. With so much weight to gain, he is always on the lookout for food. He has learned to sit and wait for his food dish but often has to be reminded if he is hungry enough.
Don't let this skinny frame fool you, he still has plenty of energy to keep everyone busy. Grover's favorite past time includes playing ball as often as possible. He will bring the ball back for more, more, more all hours of the day if his human is willing to play too. Grover isn't good about sharing the ball with other dogs, so it's best to not bring the ball out if another dog is nearby until/unless Grover can learn to share. He is currently living in a house with a male and female German Shepherd and plays really well with them when the balls are put up. Being a puppy he still needs to learn not to put his teeth on people. At his current foster home it isn't a problem because there are firm boundaries and rules.
Grover is a little submissive and is not always outgoing and energetic when he encounters a new experience. However, with a little patience, he will quickly adapt to any new environment and experience. Grover walks well on a leash and is happy to go out on any adventure with his human companion. He sleeps well in a crate at night but once the sun is back up, he is back up and ready to play some more.
Grover will do best as a working dog or in a very active home. Obedience training is strongly recommended so he learns to follow commands and obey social rules. He may do well as an only dog.
Cats and small critters unknown.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Added June 2021