Not sure if this is the right place- looks like it though. We need to find a new home for our dog. I'll miss him, but for him, my wife, and our marriage it's for the better. We're in SW Ohio, and I know this is a long shot.
We adopted a nurtured pittie/lab mix about a year and a half ago from an Army friend. Probably way to early for us, bit of a rush judgement, but he went from a loving home to a better loving home. He was in a large litter and was hand fed/raised, so has a natural love and attraction to most people. He however had next to no throttle with playing or affection because he missed out on dog-dog social learning. He spent his first year living in a kennel with no exercise and gained a lot of weight from well meaning but inattentive owners before we got him.
He's 2 now, going through the teenage years. He dropped from 80 pounds to a healthy 55, is kennel trained, rings a bell to go outside, hikes off leash, knows verbal and hand signals. The thing for him is we do air b'nb, so we constantly have new people in the house. This is a stressor, as he's be accustomed to always approach humans, even if he's not comfortable- and it's led to a few sketchy situations with growling in the house, sidewalk, and in the woods.
Due to this and his lack of throttle, he doesn't get to stay out when our parents come over to visit. Both of our moms are on the more fragile side, one from a nueroligical disorder that makes MS look like cake, one from surgeries. He jumps and tries to plow you over at first to say hello- which is cute sometimes, annoying or dangerous depending on other people and the situation. Dangerous as in falls or little ones getting knocked over on tile.
We want to find him a loving home that lives a dog who loves his people, and don't mind the quirks that he comes with. Someone who doesn't have a lot of people coming and going from the house would probably make his life easier- he loves most people, but has trouble getting surrounded and getting the 'such a cute puppy' death dive. If anybody is interested, please let me know.
His name is Wallace, and he's the brown dog in the pictures. The black dog is a friends.
He really bonds if that isn't evident from the photos. Last drill I was gone for two days, and it was like the videos of dogs greeting folks that have been deployed for 6-12 months. Jumped up chest/neck level and wound up in my arms like a barbell curl trying to lick my face off.https://vimeo.com/201577224
These are his previous owners, after being with us for 6 months. This is after 10 minutes and he had calmed down a bit.
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