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    Eagle Scout

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    Entered: 11/21/2017
    Status: On Hold
    Age: 3
    Color: Liver/White
    Weight: 65 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Male
    Location: Lewisberry, PA
    Health: UTD, HW-, overall good health
    Temperament: Good with people as young as 11 (younger unknown), good with other dogs, unknown with cats




    Eagle Scout's Story . . .
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    Original:  “Eagle Scout is often referred to as the ‘gentle giant’ by his foster family because of his sweet and gentle personality and his size.”


    A rescue group in North Carolina notified MAESSR about a stray Springer they had pulled from a shelter.  Could we help?  Of course!  That stray was Eagle Scout and he quickly became a MAESSR boy.

    Eagle Scout is often referred to as the “gentle giant” by his foster family because of his sweet and gentle personality and his size.  He is a big boy but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to snuggle and think he is a lap dog.  He loves to give kisses and sometimes will even give hugs.

    This handsome boy walks very well on a leash, but would prefer to have a fenced-in yard as he does want to chase those pesky leaves and squirrels he spots during his walks in the yard.  He is starting to respond when called, but is still not trusted off leash yet.  He is a very smart boy and with some training, he will have great recall skills.  He definitely likes treats which has also helped with his training.  He knows “sit” and “paw.”

    He is working very hard on housetraining and has come a long way in the short time he’s been in foster care; however, he has a little work to do to be completely housetrained.  He is crate trained and does very well in his crate.  He is only crated when his foster family members are away and at bedtime but is allowed to snuggle in bed for a bit before going to his crate.

    This high ranking scout gets along GREAT with other dogs and loves to run and play with them.  Since he is a big boy, playing sometimes gets a little rough for the resident pack, but Eagle Scout takes correction very well from them.  He has not been cat tested in his foster home but his foster mom suspects that he might chase a cat if it would run from him. 
     
    When the other dogs are not willing to play, Eagle Scout loves to chew on his toys, so much that there is no squeaker toy or tennis ball that is safe as he must get those squeaky things and the stuffing out of them!  He is a very laid back guy other than his play time with the other dogs.  He does like to sit on the furniture with his people but also likes the big dog bed in the living room.

    Eagle Scout  is perfect around the 11 year old and 15 year old sons in his foster family.  He is so gentle with them and loves to give them kisses.  He lets them know that he wants them to pet him by putting his paw on their arm and won’t stop until they either give him a hug or pet him.  The only concern with younger children would be that if his potential family has another dog that likes to play, the younger kids could inadvertently get knocked down during the dogs’ run around the house.

    Getting a forever home tops Eagle Scout’s Christmas list.  Santa, are you listening?