Lenny - Foster Needed
Foster Update: Lenny is a very smart dog and learns commands very easily. He is very food motivated which helps him learn tricks and commands easily. The one thing he cherishes the most is his ball. He carries his ball with him everywhere and plays with it constantly. Most days, he just plays with his ball solo until he's ready for some affection.
Because he is food and ball motivated, he is protective of both. My dogs don't care for balls so he has gotten comfortable enough around them to leave the ball lying around. He doesn't play with my dogs (2 mid-sized girls) but he's not aggressive towards them so they just co-exist. All 3 of them sleep with me each night.
A bit more from his foster: Highly active, Leash trained, Does well in a car, Likes toys, Obedient, Playful & Affectionate.
"Lenny here – pleased to meet you all! I’m a young little guy from the streets of Memphis, TN. I’ve got a pretty great story to tell ya about! In July, the hottest month of the year, I was wandering aimlessly through the street looking for something…anything…to eat or drink to make it through the evening. I got the smells of a sandwich shop and followed my nose to see if it would lead me somewhere. I wound up outside of a Lenny’s Sub Shop where I huddled around the door for several hours begging for a scrap or a drink of water. Even with my puppy dog eyes I couldn’t convince anyone to buy me a sandwich. I was just about to give up when a big maroon van pulled into the parking lot. I knew immediately that this was no ordinary van. It was magica! (and it smelled like doggies hehe). The people got out and casually strolled over to me while telling me what a good boy I was. The man went inside and bought some meat and water while the woman kept singing to me. I liked her voice a lot.
The kind people, magic van, deli meat and water were all too overcoming for me and I gave in and let them put a leash around my neck. I gobbled up treats of all sorts while they took me to safety. I slept inside on comfy blankets for the first time in my whole life that night – and every night since as a matter of fact. It was awesome. I’ve been gaining weight, getting vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. I tested heartworm negative and have been started on some monthly preventatives. I am a totally healthy boy these days and I LOVE a ball. I can play with my ball all day and all night. I have been in the best foster home getting to be more comfortable with new people. I love to run and play and give the best snuggles ever (at least I think so). If you love to throw a ball, I am your guy!"
Behaviors not listed have yet to be tested.