Moses is a Handsome 8 yo Black and Tan male weighing 80 lbs. He was originally found as a stray when he first arrived to us 3 years ago. While we do not know much about his early past, he was returned to us after living with a family for 3 years due to a change in job location. As always, Moses remains very social and curious. Like many dogs, he displays moments of hesitation with some new experiences, however he will eagerly join you with positive and confident leadership. Due to years of living outdoors, he used to avoid all tile/linoleum floors. Happily, this has been completely overcome. In fact, Moses finds the indoors to be his preferred sanctuary where he often may entice play even on slippery surfaces.
This boy is amazingly game for any activity you have to offer whether a walk in the neighborhood, an adventure in the car, or retrieving a bouncing ball. In fact, his love of balls makes us wonder if he is part Labrador retriever! (Of note, this boy can destroy a bagful of tennis balls in record time. Supervision is necessary to prevent him from getting pieces lodged in his teeth!).
Moses has developed excellent house manners. He sleeps in a roomy crate at night, and is accustomed to staying alone long hours while his foster mom is at work. He greets all dogs well, both large and small, however he may become rather rough in play. Supervision and guidance is important while he is around other dogs to manage his arousal. On occasion, he reverts to an adolescent with bouts of impatience and a grumble protest. With calm patience and commitment to carry through, he will quickly learn to trust your direction. Despite bursts of this boyhood rambunctious nature, he is very affectionate with low to medium energy, and rests very well in the home. While he has enjoyed life with other foster dogs, he will do well as an only dog who can adapt to a wide range of human activity, including the company of calm older children.
Moses has osteoarthritis [of his elbows, back, and hips], and will require daily inexpensive anti-inflammatory medications. Moses has had bladder stones in the past and at this time is not on a prescription diet which helped to resolve his bladder stones. Consistent hydration will be important in his daily diet for this reason.
Cats & small critters unknown.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Updated July 2020
Original images - 2017