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Dominic -- 10+-year-old black male Lab mix 65-lbs Neutered

Background: Dominic's owner recently died, and his caretaker has asked us to find him a fabulous new home. Dominic has lived as an outside dog for the past few months... (but he is now really enjoying life indoors)...

What Dominic's Former Caretaker Says: My friend passed away in March and I have been trying to find a home for his dog since then. I believe he is a 12-years-old. I think Dominic has lost some weight since he's been with me; his prior owner had fed him way too much people food. Dominic loves to go on walks. Not sure if he is housebroken. He loves to play with other dogs. He doesn't show any possessiveness over food or toys, but he really hates to give up his growling, just a stubborn old man. We play ball with Dominic in our backyard and he loves to play with and chase my grandson. Likes to chase cats, but does not harrn them.

What Dominic's Evaluator Says: Dominic is probably 10-12 years old. Dominic is very engaging and friendly. Loves being touched and petted. Let me touch and poke/prod him all over. No food guarding -- for both dry kibble (which he wasn't really interested in) and wet canned dog food (which he gobbled right down). Not interested in squeaky toy. Pulls on leash (with flat collar). Did fine with my dog Diesel. Videos from caretaker showed Dominic hanging out just fine with little dogs. Dominic is definitely a mix... I see Lab and possible Rottie -- I think Dominic is a mix of multiple breeds... A little bit of a drooler.

What Dominic's Foster Says: What a nice, affectionate dog. If you have a lap, he wants to climb up into it. Rides great in the car. Loves going on walks, but kinda meanders all over the place. Sleeps through the night with nary a peep. Not interested in squeaky toys. A bit of a picky eater, I've had to dress up his dry kibble with some wet food which he gobbles down. He is house broken but not crate trained. He sleeps on a coach (covered by a blanket). Dominic is good left alone and doesn’t chew things up, but I pick up the recycling bag at night if there is a used dog food can in it. He alert barks; Dominic is quiet in the house except when the doorbell rings... but he doesn’t keep barking and stops when told to. He doesn’t have separation anxiety. He is great with people and kids but suggest supervision around toddlers because he is a big guy and could accidentally knock them over. He is okay with most other dogs but gets excited so supervised meet and greets are best. He is a lover. Dominic loves to be cuddled first thing in the am. He Is good on a head leash and a 30-min walk is best. He sleeps a lot, loves the car and loves to be with people. When he needs to go out, he paces by the door and looks at you. He doesn’t bark though so you need to let him about after 3-4 hours in case you missed his signal. When I am gone, he self-limits the water drinking so no accidents. He is used to going about 10-11 hours overnight. He is a lovely guy.

What Dominic's Dogwalker Says: This boy deserves a good home. Anyone would be lucky to have him. Dominic is a lovable pup that is all about genuine affection. He's such sweetheart, always eager to be close and show his love with cuddles and occasional kisses. What makes Dominic stand out is his easy-going nature. He just wants to love and be loved. On walks, he's generally well-behaved, but his excitement can occasionally get the best of him when he spots other dogs or humans. He might give a gentle tug, but we've been working with him and he's quick to correct, eager to continue the stroll with a wagging tail or say hello when given the “okay”. He shows no aggression, just excitement at the possibility of a new friend. Despite his tough looking exterior, Dominic is a softie at heart. He is always eager to please and be a loyal companion and shows no resistance to any kind of training given to him. Dom is proof that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Dom would be the perfect addition to a person or family looking for a loyal, gentle, and affectionate companion.

What Dominic' Rescue Rep Says: Dominic appears to have lived a hard life. Deserving of a nice relaxing new home. Dominic would do fine in a home with other dogs but he may appreciate being an only dog so his people can focus solely on him. Probably not house-broken so that will take some work. Time for this guy to learn what living inside a home with his people is all about. Great dog for older folks that just want a wonderful dog hanging around.

Medical: Dominic is current on Rabies and distemper vaccinations, and heartworm negative. In Mid-September he was microchipped, neutered, and had a benign mass on his lower abdomen removed. Teeth are quite worn down but we did not see any broken, cracked or rotten teeth (maybe from chewing on rocks). Appears to have some fur loss on his hind quarters and tail -- likely due to fleas and has been growing back.

Located In: Petaluma.
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