*2 Years Old - 85 Pounds
*Medium Energy: Active/Energetic Outside, Calm in Home
*Fenced Yard Required (Tall Privacy Fence Preferred)
*Experienced Owners - He is Very Strong on Leash
*Quiet Suburban Neighborhood Preferred
*Potty Trained & Crate Trained
Ciao! My name is Dante and I'm on the search for a comfy couch and fun-loving family! 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 playing outside. If you want to relax all day with some Netflix, let's do it! If you wanna romp around and run zoomies in our yard, 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 should be your only pet for now (no other dogs or cats, please!) I like other dogs but I get overexcited and my enthusiasm turns off a lot of potential friends, so until I learn better manners and work on my introductions I would do better as the only dog in my home. 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 family with previous strong-dog experience who will work with me on my leash manners. I get SO excited when I see new people or dogs and can pull hard to greet them. I would do best in a quiet suburban 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