George

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Hound
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Size: 60 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Unknown
    • Kids? Yes!

Hello! My name is George, and I just want to make you smile!

***George is not a CDR dog and have not been evaluated by CDR. This is a courtesy posting for Rainbow of Hope Animal Rescue (contact info: 607-562-8085 sford@stny.rr.com) who will make all decisions about his adoptive placement. Please contact by above phone or email to apply to adopt him.***

History

I came from a “kill only” shelter in Georgia, where dogs are not adopted out and where our only chance is for a local rescue to pull us and try to find homes or another rescue for us– otherwise we are simply killed. I was incredibly lucky to have been pulled by Rainbow of Hope Rescue in NY! I have met so many wonderful people on my way to upstate New York!

I was originally adopted by my current foster family, but since I have some anxiety, we want to fine me a home where my family’s schedule doesn’t require that I be left alone so very often. My current family loves me very much, but they feel that their work and family schedule leaves me alone more than I am comfortable with. I am a gentle, loving, playful and obedient snuggle-bug, all in one very handsome package!

Check out instructions at the end of the bio on how to apply to adopt me!

Personality

I love people, and am very gentle and patient. I will play or I will snuggle, whatever you want! I like to lead, especially when walking, because I love new smells but you will see, I look back at your for guidance too!

I am also a pretty quiet guy. I am loving and want SOOOO much to please. I am sensitive and mellow. I mostly want to give love and kisses!! Put on a good movie, and I become a couch potato, haha, snuggling in my spot right next to you! I will snuggle on the couch or in bed, I am a snuggle-anywhere sort of boy! As long as I am touching you, I am in heaven!

I am house trained of course, although my anxiety when left alone caused me to have some accidents. I am working on my crate training. I sleep in my crate at night and sometimes when I’m not snuggling with my foster Mom & Dad on their King size bed. You get to choose…if you invite me up, I’ll sleep with you, but once snuggle time is over, and it’s time for me to head to my own bed, first, I sigh, then stretch, then jump off and head to my crate (please though, you must leave the crate door open all night, sorta like leaving a night light on, it makes me feel more secure). Plus, at 6:00 am, I love to wake my foster parents up! Any earlier than that, they say “back to bed, George”, and I dutifully head back to the crate and wait until they get up. My attempt to get them up, is not because I necessarily want to get up and get moving, but because I want to spend time with them—touch them, be with them, snuggle and give morning kisses! But truth be told, I’m also checking to see if they want to invite me back into bed for a nice snuggle up! I’ll join them in bed until quite late in the morning! Sometimes, they let me snuggle between them in the mornings, and I’ll lay there as long as they are willing to snuggle! It is great to be King George!

I enjoy greeting everyone who enters through the back door, or really any door. Haha, they say it’s like having a butler, I quietly and politely greet all those that enter without jumping up, without making it all about me, just tail wagging and kisses-offering (just in case they had a bad day!). Occasionally, I like to run through the house chasing a ball, or tossing my bones and squeaker toys into the air– I love to pull the squeakers out of them!! When I get to go outside, I love to sit in the sun on the back deck. The warmth of the deck feels so good, and with my family around, I’m in heaven.

In the mornings, after my walk and breakfast, my foster parents will play fetch with me! Boy can my Dad throw that ball far! I am so speedy to get to the ball, that’s the focus—get the ball! Okay occasionally I look a bit silly as my momentum causes me to go past the ball, sliding on my knees and leaving them grass stained! Ha, ha, ha what a sight to see!

Earn my trust and I will be very proud to be your loyal friend. See that, royal, loyal, that is me! I try to be so good! I will try to learn any new skills or tricks that you would like to teach me. My human foster brother even took me to his college room one night for a few hours. He did homework and I just watched from the bed. And of course, greeted anyone who poked their head into the room. The door was opened but I stayed close to my human foster brother.

I will even let you cut my nails without trouble. I will just lay there for my “pawdicure”. I also ride in the car very well! I love to hang my head out the windows on the side roads, but never on the highway. That might be too dangerous. I’ve been to New Hampshire and Massachusetts most recently for college baseball games. I love going to the games of my human foster brother. He is such a good pitcher and I meet so many cool people and even some other dogs at the games! Everyone comments on how well I behave even in environments where I am meeting many of the people for the first time. I even helped supervise about 18 people who raked leaves for 3 hours in May! They had backpack leave blowers and tons of rakes. I watched intently, never got in the way, and I received the most “pats” for being there. I have already learned the basics– sit, stay, down and here. My best time “staying” is about 2 minutes, but we are working on that skill too!

Cohabitation

I love all people, big and small, male or female, as long as they are nice!

I love other dogs! I am the only dog in the house at this time. I do have a foster cousin puppy who visits and I go to doggie daycare twice a week and do great there with other dogs. I love to play with my cousin puppy in the fenced backyard, when both of us get to be off leash. I am best meeting other dogs with a loose leash! A tight leash greeting makes me think that maybe my owner or the person on the other end of my leash is nervous or scared and I may need to protect them!

I have not been around cats, so I really don’t know what I would do, but I would do well with most other dogs and people of any age!

Favorite Activities

  • Cuddling!
  • Giving kisses!
  • Playing ball!
  • Running in the back yard!
  • Playing with my Mr. Fox who is my stuffed animal!
  • Burying my bones in the yard!
  • Taking my lead from you…if you want to play, then I would love to play, if you just want a couch potato or a sleeping buddy-then I will be that too!

Why I am looking for a new home

I am looking for a new home because I need someone that can be home with me more than my current family is able to be. I have some separation anxiety and while I have been making some progress working on easing my anxiety with specialists and medication, my current family worries that it is not fair to me how often they need to leave me and they think I would be much happier with somebody who is active, but at the same time either works from home, or maybe would be able to take me to work with them. Or maybe they are retired and are home much of the time, but still very active doing things that I could join them in doing. The less often I am left at home alone, the better it would be for me. Does someone have to be home with me all the time? No—I do well with doggie daycare and I would do fine with a doggie sitter too! I like lots of different people, I don’t have to be just with my specific family members! But I do get very, very sad and I do get anxious when the ones I love leave me alone in the house.

Medical

I am super healthy! I am of course up to date on all of my vaccines and am on flea and tick preventive. I have tested heartworm negative and am also on monthly preventive, as all dogs should. As mentioned above, I do have some anxiety when left alone and am on some medications that help me with that—other than that, I am in perfect health!

Summary

I would be a fabulous, special, amazing pooch in any home, but I do need the company of people as much of the time as possible! I am gentle and loving. I aim to please and I will be playful and active, but I also love my down time. I promise, I will make you smile and laugh all the time, and will brighten your days and your hearts with my incredible heart and spirit. I just want to please and be loved in return. Please love me. I will work so hard to earn your love!

If you are interested in adopting George, please contact Susan at Rainbow of Hope Animal Rescue (contact info: 607-562-8085 sford@stny.rr.com) who will make all decisions about our adoptive placement.

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