Photo Comments (1)Age: 5 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Leave a bone for Dreyfuss
Dogster stats for Dreyfuss
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November 25th 2009
Being in the house near his humans.
Young energetic pups pulling at his face or ears.
He's not a player...
Pretzels, apple pieces, peanut butter, chicken jerky.
He loves to stroll around the large cleared yard.
He does a very cute head tilt when you talk to him.
Dreyfuss was a stray who wound up at a local shelter. He was skin and bones, his coat was a mess, he had developed a funky skin condition. Our local Humane Society rescued him, but he needed a medicated bath right away. I was asked to transport him from the quarantine facility to get the bath. Instead of bringing him back to the quarantine facility, I brought him home to dry. No other foster home was available, and even though we already had one foster dog, the decision was made to keep Dreyfuss as a foster also.
Dreyfuss is neutered, up to date on all shots, heartworm tested negative, on heartworm preventative, and on flea preventative.
Dreyfuss - who is listed as 'Dale' with Louisa Humane Society - got his nickname because he reminds me so much of the Dreyfuss dog in the old sitcom Empty Nest. He's not quite as big, but that face, oh, that face.
2012/01/26: Well, it finally became evident that Dreyfuss is definitely my dog. So we've adopted him, and now we're ready to move on our next foster, Molly, stay tuned!
He is about as close to perfect as possible. I want him to have a perfect home because he's so special.
He is house trained, crate trained, only rarely does he bark.
He is calm and quiet in his movements. He gets along with all of our (indoor) cats. He gets along with our two dogs as well as our other foster.
He doesn't beg at the table. He eats his meals but leaves the other dogs' meals and treats alone. He's a gentleman.
He doesn't go on furniture, except my bed which is fine with me.
He doesn't chew on things, furniture, or people - he's not at all destructive.
He doesn't jump on people. He's excellent on a leash. He's appropriately interactive when in a public place. He hops right into the car when I open the door. He doesn't get car sick.
He is not a playful dog - he doesn't play with dogs or toys or fetch sticks or balls. He really loves laying on his dog bed near wherever his humans are.
He is wary around men - not aggressive, just cautious - so any adoptive family would need to be willing to work with him on this.
He would not be a good match for any families with small children. His personality is very calm and sedate, and he doesn't enjoy being rough-housed or tugged.
He doesn't need much exercise, a small fenced yard would work fine for him.
Since he is so attached to his humans, his family would need to be around a lot of the time. No traveling people who would leave him at home. No 12 or 14 hour days for his humans.
His digestive system is very sensitive - he would need to continue to be fed high-quality ($) Wellness brand dog food, mixed with plain yogurt. His treats would be limited to pretzels, apple pieces, chicken jerky wrapped around dehydrated apples, banana pieces.
His ideal home would be one with at least one adult female, who is home a lot of the time. He'd do great as an 'only' dog, although other calm, laid back dogs would probably work fine. Cats are fine, too.
Dreyfuss's skin is still not 100% healthy, which means he requires frequent baths with conditioning shampoo or conditioner. He doesn't have anything contagious, been checked for all sorts of bacterial or mange-like problems and he's negative. His skin and coat suffered from poor nutrition when he was a stray, and it's just taking time for him to come back to his full glory, which high quality food is helping him achieve.
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|December 8th 2011
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