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Hunter 16

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Entered: 02/17/2019
Status: Adopted
Age: 4
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 65 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for ear infection completed, overall good health
Temperament: Good with people as young as one, good with some other dogs, not good with cats




Hunter 16's Story . . .
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Original:  “He loves to play fetch and would be thrilled to have a human friend play with him.”

Hunter was relinquished to MAESSR by his family in Pennsylvania who had him since he was a puppy. Hunter was not getting along with the other dogs in the home. His owners did try to work it out, but it finally just reached the point that everyone was miserable. A difficult decision was made to let Hunter go so that he could find a home without other dogs.

Hunter is a sweet boy with people. He previously lived with a seven year old boy, and was good with him. Although he hasn’t had any obedience training, Hunter knows “sit” and “down.” When he wants a hug from his people, he will jump up on them.

This good boy only barks to go outside or come back inside. He doesn’t dig, chew, submissively urinate, or beg for food. He is, however, an expert counter-surfer, particularly if there is a cheeseburger within reach. Hunter is crate trained and was crated when his family was not home, up to eight hours a day.

Hunter is a sweet boy that needs a fairly active family. Daily exercise is a must for him. He loves to play fetch and would be thrilled to have a human friend play with him. He likes the water but hasn’t been swimming. This might be another activity he’d enjoy with his new people. In his former home, Hunter liked having antlers and Kong toys for chewing.

When riding in the car Hunter is okay, but he does get a little anxious. Maybe that’s because the only time he’s ridden in a car was to go to the vet! He has no temperament issues and doesn’t mind being groomed. Living up to his name, Hunter has been hunting, and he’s not startled by the sound of gunshots.

This sweet boy would prefer to be in a home where he is the solo canine and have active playtime with his people. He promises to be a devoted, cheeseburger-loving friend!