Spud

Aug 12, 2017


Breed: Kelpie Labrador fusion Size: Medium Age: about 18 months  
Contact: Jackie, jmmas0n@comcast.net
Activity: moderate to high

 

Thank you for considering an ARF dog. Most dogs receive several enquiries, and we aim to match the right dog to the right home so that they can enjoy a happy life together. If your enquiry is unsuccessful, rest assured that the foster carer has carefully based their decision on a thorough knowledge and understanding of the dog’s needs.

Spud is assessed as being in the Silver category in our Perfect Match system and will be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and available for $350 (incl GST) once his quarantine and vet work are completed.

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SPUD (In his own woofs): My name is Spud. I am a young lad of 18 months and although I am young, I am mature beyond my dog years. I am curious, but I have a healthy respect for boundaries, so if you set them, I will follow them. I am pretty quiet and simply go with the flow. I sit, look to my Carer for commands, and stay well, but I admit that the whole “shake hands” thing still confuses me– we are working on it. I do appreciate the little snacks I get for trying though!

Everyone says I am getting very good about walking on the lead– I don’t pull, but I can get distracted by all the cool things out there that catch my eye, so I stop and look a lot. I am getting better and we practice most every day. I would like to continue to practice whenever you have the time.

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My preferred day– up from my bed and crate, where I love to sleep, outdoors for a quick relief and then BELLY RUBS! Then brekkie and whatever you have in store for my day, I am game. Outdoors? Play ball? Go for a walk? Follow you around as you do chores? Ok. Indoors? That is good too. I enjoy playing with my indoor toys and cuddles with my people friends. Mum says I watch too much TV and am intrigued by animal shows and westerns… until I fall asleep.

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SPUD (in his Foster Carer’s words):
Spud was surrendered from farm life, and was everyone’s favorite at the pound. Well, we can see why, because we feel the same! Spud is a perfect young gentleman! He is not shy, and greets everyone confidently and is a very social boy.

His manners are impeccable, once corrected he has not made the same mistake twice, learning the house rules of what rooms were off limits immediately. He waits to be invited out and does not rush the door. While he has had new human friends come walk him, and he reacts to the neighbor’s dogs with interest, we have not yet brought him another dog to play with, so we will have to wait and see how he gets on with other four-legged canines.

Spud adapts to any environment, and he is equally comfortable with a lot going on or solitude equally well and has exhibited no special needs– just some love!