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Archie 2

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Entered: 08/11/2013
Status: Adopted
Age: 9
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 58 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Health: UTD, HW-, overall good health
Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with dogs, unknown with cats




Archie 2's Story . . .
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Original:  "Well-behaved around people, Archie enjoys their attention and a bit of petting."

Archie and littermate Rudy found themselves needing a new home when their Ohio owner moved into assisted living because of his Alzheimer’s disease.  Relatives were unable to keep the brothers so they contacted their breeder for help.  This breeder posted them on her kennel page and a friend who was also a MAESSR volunteer answered this plea for help.  So, Archie and Rudy became MAESSR boys.
 
When Archie came into foster care, he hadn’t been to the groomer in a year or so, his foster mom had him bathed and shaved down because his coat
was very tangled and matted.  The groomer reported that Archie was very well behaved and had no problems with ears or feet being groomed.  Good boy, Archie!
 
The next stop for Archie was the vet’s office where he had all of his shots updated.  The vet thought Archie was in very good health and just noticed
some age-related arthritis and a small lipoma on his side which was nothing to worry about. 
Archie has good house manners.  He does not counter-surf, bother the trash can, chew inappropriately, or beg.  Not a big barker, Archie will woof if he
hears an odd noise or if someone is at the door, but he settles down as soon as he is reassured that it is okay.  At bedtime he sleeps on the floor in his foster mom’s bedroom.  Outside, he is very well-behaved too.  He does not dig or try to escape from the fenced yard.
 
Archie appears to know basic commands with “sit,” “stay,” “come,” “down,” and “out” as his repertoire. He walks very well on leash with minimal pulling.
He also rides well in the car after a little bit of initial whining.  Currently, Archie has no clear signal to go out, so he is just taken out frequently and this policy has kept Archie accident free in the house.  He is not crate trained but since he is housetrained and responsible, he is given full freedom in the house.  When his foster mom goes out, Archie does whine and pace for a few minutes, but then he settles in for a nap.  
 
His foster family has a small, 8 year old female dog, but Archie does not attempt to play with her.  He tolerates her well, though.  Well-behaved around
people, Archie enjoys their attention and a bit of petting. He has not been around any children since he has been in foster care nor did his relinquishing family think he had ever been exposed to any.   
 
As a laid back senior gentleman, Archie’s daily routine is pretty quiet:  napping, brief trips outside to take care of business, and a good meal.  He just
would love a quiet family with people to love and be loved in return.