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Peanut Arkana

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Size: Large
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Breeds: Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd
No Cats
Unknown with Kids

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Peanut will be in attendance at the upcoming adoption event at John Gagnon’s Pet Resort in Colchester CT on 3/24/2019!!

This handsome guy has made his way to Rhode Island where he’s fostering and they love him! His favorite thing so far is the dog park where he gets to play! He loves his long walks with his foster mom too! Really great boy.


Handsome right?  As great as he is handsome too! Here he is in a video -

Peanut found himself as a stray with one of our friends in Texarkana TX - she has kept him since November getting all his vetting done thinking his family would show up because he’s such a great dog.  She can’t believe no one came looking for him.  She sent his photo to us and we just fell in love and said send him up - he has that face…..

He’s been in her home with her dogs and other fosters from chihuahua size to Great Pyrenees size and gets along with all of them - here’s what she told us about him -

He loves for you to hug him. He can be all excited and moving around and when you touch him, he stops, as long as you keep petting and loving on him, he won’t move.

He needs some training in the jumping up and greeting humans department. He doesn’t appear to be afraid of anything. Once you show him something once or twice, he gets it so now he jumps up into the back of my jeep and into his travel crate.

An active family that loves to spend a lot of time with their dog would be awesome for this guy - take him hiking, to the the beach.

He could easily be in a home with another dog to play with or trips to daycare could also get that play time taken care of. He would be fine as the only dog. He wants to be the center of attention. He likes to go for walks and is learning his leash training very well. He also likes to go for car rides so trips to town are always fun. Everyone falls in love with Peanut immediately.  

He’s having a little too much fun chasing her cats so we will so no to felines for their sake!

As we haven’t tested him with children specifically for now we’d say children older than 10 but we can of course test if the right family comes along.

Name: Peanut Arkana
Breed: Shepherd/Dutch Shepherd
Sex: Male
Age: 1 year Estimated
Weight: 72
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm:  Negative tested Feb 2019
Microchipped: Yes

Dogs - Yes, all sizes 15lbs to 110lbs, 2 yrs to 10 yrs, male and female.
Cats - No. He barks and chases them too much.
Kids: What ages of kids? Yes, 8 yrs old and up. He likes to jump up too much for younger kids but as soon as that is corrected, he will be good. He lives with a 14 year old, sometimes he’s a bit too much for him energy wise when he wants to play.


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