*Medium Energy: Active/Energetic Outside, Calm in Home
*Strong on Leash
*No Young Children (Teenagers Fine)
*Dog Friendly: Medium/Large Playful Dogs Best Fit
*Fenced Yard Required
*Quiet Neighborhood Preferred
Ciao! My name is Dante and I'm on the search for a comfy couch and fun-loving family! I am a Shepherd mix, estimated to be about 2 years old and 85 pounds, who is available for adoption through Fetching Tails Foundation. I am the kind of dude who will match the energy of my family: my favorite activity in the world is lounging on the couch, but a close second is going for a long walk or playing outside. If you want to relax all day with some Netflix, let's do it! If you wanna enjoy a long hike through the woods, I am all about that life! When I want to play, I can be quite boisterous so I would do best in a home without young children; teenagers who can handle my size and energy would be fine. I get along great with other medium to large-sized dogs: I am so excited to make new friends and want to play immediately, so any dogs in my forever home should be playful and patient since I am a bit like that silly kid we all know who wants to goof around with his pals as much as possible. I also need a fenced yard (tall fences that are at least 5 feet, please!) so I can run zoomies and play fetch before we curl up on the couch again to catch some zzzz's.
I am a very smart guy, and generally well behaved around the home. I am potty and crate trained: I actually love my crate and think of it as my personal man cave where I can enjoy some quiet time chewing on durable toys and kongs. Everyone is a work in progress, however, and I would appreciate a dog-savvy family who can handle a strong dog and will work with me on my leash manners. I get SO excited when I see new people or dogs and want to meet them, but my high-energy response can turn them off. I would do best in a quiet neighborhood where there are not many distractions on walks, and my humans need to commit to training classes so I can work on not pulling so hard on the leash when I want to try and meet new potential friends. I already know a few basic commands such as sit and wait, and I really enjoy learning so I think training classes could be the first of many fun adventures! I am a big, goofy guy who doesn't realize just how big I am, but big dogs have big hearts filled with lots of love, am I right? I hope you fill out an adoption application soon so I can show you how affectionate I can be!
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Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border
Be at least 21 years of age
Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household
Have approval from owner of the residence (written in lease)
Have a valid ID with current address
Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation
Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment