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Entered: 09/15/2019
Status: Adopted
Age: 10
Color: Black/White
Weight: 40 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Dumfries, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, may limp temporarily if he sleeps wrong on a leg
Temperament: Good with people of all ages, good other dogs, unknown with cats

Crispin's Story . . .

Original: “He will make a great family pet who will greet his people with love every day.”

Crispin came to MAESSR with his brother, Basil, after their Virginia owner died.  He was raised on a horse farm in a yard with an electric fence. Crispin is a small guy with a beautiful long tail.  He is in great shape and just loves to be loved.  He will follow his person everywhere.

Crispin is sweet and gets along with the neighborhood children. He is happy to meet other dogs.  He has no reactivity except that he will infrequently growl at his brother, Basil, and put him down. He gets upset when his brother does not listen and do what their owner says. He is the dog police over his brother.  Otherwise, Crispin is the perfect boy, always staying close and doing what he is told.   He does not wander away.

Crispin is an older dog and has limited energy. He does not play with any toys and will sleep all day.   He has excellent house manners, no chewing, counter-surfing or furniture hopping for this guy.  He walks well on a leash but is a bit nervous when children come up to him and will shake while he is petted.  New things also make him nervous; he responds by just shaking and staying still.

In his original home, he had a door where he could go in and out as he pleased and has had a few accidents in his foster home if he does not get outside all day.  He is fine all day in the house if his water is taken away.  His foster mom stands outside with him and he walks around the yard to do his business.  He is always right next to her and can slip outside behind her when she exits

Crispin sleeps on his bed in the bedroom.  He had been raised with a gravity feeder, but now is fed two times a day and does not guard his resources.  He travels well in the car and was great at the vet. His mom can touch him all over; he is as such a calm fellow.  He is fine if his folks leave in a car but if they leave him inside while they go outside to do yard work, he will howl and scratch the door.  

Crispin needs a furever home that will take him (and hopefully his brother, Basil).    He will make a great family pet who will greet his people with love every day.  Or, you could double your pleasure with these two loves!!