Age: 5 years 3 months.
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Hey my name is ‘Lonely Man Dog’ and whilst I am anything but lonely, I am looking for my new family. I am living with my foster family and foster-fur-sister Georgie, and foster-fur-brother Haze. I came from a farm where my trainer had kept me as a pet, so I have adapted quickly to life in the suburbs. My foster mum says I am one of the handsomest boys she has ever met; my coat is so soft; and I am a red brindle the colour of pumpkin pie.
Talking of food, I love it! I eat anything and everything I am given, and being an extra big boy, I think I need it. I am polite with my manners, but I never leave any food in my bowl. I have been learning to walk on a lead, as previously I had the run of a farm. Other dogs walking around me still interest me a lot, but my foster-mum is trying to get me to focus on her more so that I can learn to relax on my walks. I have discovered a love of playing with soft toys and to chase a ball, and have only been naughty once when I chewed the finger off a leather glove.
Lonely is a big strong boy and would be ok as an only dog or with other large dogs, but definitely not cats and smaller dogs. Having come from a farm he loves swimming in a dam, so would love a larger yard and possibly access to water in summer. However, he has settled into a smaller suburban yard as well. He is excellent with people and enjoys a cuddle on the couch, and would be great with a family with older children. While he doesn’t lunge or pull on his lead while walking, he still needs some training, as he is still very alert to new things when out and about. As he is not good with little dogs, he will need a strong leader.
He has almost mastered stairs, and it won’t take much to have him more competent at walking up and down. He is an excellent sleeper at night, fully house trained and has only shown some anxiety when the other dogs have been walked without him.