Ready for Adoption Added February 08, 2019
Randell is a sweet, shy pup that is recovering from a broken leg and adjusting to foster life. He arrived at the Oakland Shelter towards the end of January. He was limbing on his back right foot. X-rays revealed a couple of broken bones in the foot. The OAS team started treatment and splinting. We were notified and put a plan into place to bring him in.
First thing was to evaluate him. He was shy coming out of his kennel and in the puppy meeting room. He allowed overall handling and showed no negative behavior when touching his casted leg. We introduced him to one of our Alumni females and he opened up. He did not want to go back to his kennel he wanted to go with Nana. He was really receptive to Mike who is in the picture (no he is not up for adoption only the puppy is).
Randell is now in a foster home learning that people are okay. He will need a patient and gentle home that will take time introducing him to the world. We are working to see what motivates him. We feel he had a lack of socialization with people when he was really young, so we are working on figuring out what treats he likes best to bring him out of his shell. He did finally pick up a toy to try and play with it.
He is crate trained, is working on potty training and basic commands. He is a lover and will curl up on the floor next to you. His confidence does increase with another dog. He has met the resident cats, but will need work if he is put in a cat home. If the cat runs he will chase it.
More information to come on him. He does have a few more cast changes before he is available for adoption.
We carefully choose homes for our puppies as they require owners who are home enough, and have the time, energy and patience to guide the puppy through it's chewing, digging, and mouthing stages (which can last through adolescence), and who will provide regular exercise, socialization and training so the puppy will grow up to be a mannerly adult dog. All puppies bark incessantly, dig, and destroy things if they are left alone for long periods of time, and thus, need to be with owners who do not leave them alone for long hours.
Adoption Fee includes spay or neuter, vaccinations including rabies, worming, microchip, and a collar.
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