Age: 5 years (DOB 12/19/2016)
Color: Golden Sable
Activity level: Medium to High
Good with other dogs: Some, if properly introduced
Good with cats: unknown
Foster parents: Karen and Doug H
Sponsor Buddies: Jim N.
Yard Fencing: Required
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Photos by: Lindsey Camilli
The first thing we noticed about Blitz is how stunning he looks in person, pictures do not do this handsome boy justice. This regal guy absolutely loves playing fetch in the fenced yard nearly as much as a newly learned activity in foster care: Nose Work. For fun, his foster Mom said she had put an item two rooms away and six feet off the floor, and Blitz found it in less than a minute; she has even taught him to “alert” by sitting. He is a dog who needs an adopter who wants to do fun activities with him. Other things Blitz likes include being brushed with a Furminator, taking apart stuffed toys, chasing squirrels away from the bird feeder, meal times and being close to his people.
Blitz had been surrendered to animal control after his original owners, an elderly couple, could no longer care for him properly. At 4 years old, Blitz was confused and despondent at the shelter, and a volunteer buddied up with him to give him play time and reinforce basic obedience. She told us he needed to build his confidence, and his foster parents started the Nose Work as a way to help with that.
In foster care, Blitz got a great start in his new life, but he still needed some basic training and was moved to a board/train environment. He has learned the basic commands and also has learned to walk on a doggie treadmill to get in enough exercise during the cold and icy weather. Blitz is more comfortable meeting people and enjoys bringing a favorite toy to be thrown again and again. He’s not comfortable if another dog gets too close, so we’re looking for the right home where he can be an “only dog.” He’s not aggressive around another dog, he just wants to go the other way. He has endeared himself to everyone who has met him and has a sweet, energetic personality. If you would like to give him a chance to be your loyal and loving companion, please ask us about Blitz!