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Baloo Gator

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Size: Large
Age: Baby
Gender: Male
Breeds: Labrador Retriever, Crossbreed
Unknown with Cats

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Baloo Gator is very intelligent and an all-around great dog. He will need an active home to keep him happy. He is going to be a big boy, and he’s growing quickly. His foster mom calls him Gator.

He is very communicative with humans. If his bowl is empty and he’s hungry – he will bring you the bowl. This guy LOVES to eat and is highly treat-motivated. He responds well to hand signals.

He gets along great with other dogs. He can play roughly or gently, depending on who he’s dealing with. He tends to be submissive to other dogs but is not scared of them. He is very good at sharing. He is just a lover – not a fighter.
He would love another dog to play with in his new home. He just loves to play!

He has had no exposure to children and may not be best for a home with small children as he will nip on occasion to get attention. So we think older children would be best.

He s OK with cats. He is not aggressive, but he does want them to play, and can be a little
rough. So it may not be best if he only has doggy friends and not kitty friends in his new home.
But a dog-savvy kitty who Is used to big playful dogs might be OK.

He is very good in his crate. Willingly goes in his crate (he knows a treat is in there). He does not whine or cry. He spends the night and some days while his foster mom is at work in his crate with no accidents. He is alone with her other two dogs 3 days/week for about 8 hours/day. He is usually crated but has been left out in a restricted space with no accidents or damage done.

He is house-trained and will ask to go out by pawing at your leg. He only has accidents when he’s busy playing and waits too long. He has already learned the command for doing his business outside is “go pee pee. He is a very smart boy!

He is still working on leash training and will require continued training. What puppy doesn’t need training?

He does have some anxiety in the car and will pant heavily until he settles in, but he has not had any car sickness. He may also have a food allergy (foster mom suspect chicken) and is working to narrow it down.

Anyone who meets Gator falls instantly in love. I have had several strangers note that he is a “special” dog and ask to pet him. Someone will be very lucky to have him as part of their family.

Name: Baloo Gator
Breed: Labrador Retriever/Crossbreed
Sex: Male
Age: 18 weeks
Weight: 32.5
Spayed/Neutered: Too young - Spay/Neuter Contract will be required and strictly enforced
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Housetrained:  Does will with foster but may have set backs in new home
Microchipped: Yes

Location of dog currently:  Memphis  TN  

Puppy Adoption Fee:  $550.00 (includes spay/neuter surgery rebate of up to $200.00 to be paid to adopter when proof of spay/neuter is provided to Paws New England.   We can provide a list of low costs SN clinics to adopters when requested. 

Adoption fee also includes transport fee.

ATTENTION PUPPY ADOPTERS:  You will be required to attend training/behavior classes with your new dog unless you are experienced dog owners and your adoption coordinator is comfortable with your experience.  This requirement is for the benefit of you and your puppy so if you experience behavior issues you have a point of contact.  

PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??

Please consider purchasing this book before adopting.  Perfect Puppy in 7 Days - How to Start Your Puppy Off Right, Sophia Yin, DVM - it is an amazing book that we recommend very highly and have had amazing feedback on.

https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Puppy-Days-Start-Right/dp/0964151871

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - 

Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.