50791 – Midnight
Why choose me?
Update 1/12 Midnight’s day trip: I took Midnight on an outing today and He. Was. Wonderful! He’s such a happy and appreciative guy–a rope toy, a little freedom, and a person to hang out with and he’s a happy guy We went to a dog park at Sandy Creek Park because I wanted him to have an opportunity to just be a dog–offleash, on his own, doing what HE wanted. And what he wanted was to please me. He had the zoomies, just running for the joy of running. But each time I called him, he came running to me–not stubborn, not playing keep away, just wanting to do what he loved, which is please his person.
What I learned about him: he’s GREAT in a car. He’ll stick his head between the front seats to check out what’s going on, but won’t try to climb up front (or into my lap). He LOVES a cracked window. And when he has some freedom, he is sooooo responsive! He’ll self-entertain by exploring or playing with a rope toy, but he’s not as nose focused as many dogs, so a home where he has someone to throw a toy and love on him is more important than one that has a lot of variety.
He was excited at first, but calmed down a lot after half an hour of play. And he didn’t mind hanging out in the car by himself when I was talking to a friend–no chewing or barking obnoxiousness.
He hasn’t had much of a life–his first two people chained him out and the third returned him after a few days because he’s a big, friendly boy who doesn’t know his own size.
I *know* his person is out there.
Update from Midnight’s advocate 1/4: Midnight is back. Not for any reason other than he was just too much dog for the elderly couple that fell in love with him at the shelter last weekend. Midnight is a big boy. He’s a young boy. And he sure would LOVE for someone who is young and active to give him a proper HOME. He knew life for just a few days inside a home. All the other life he’s known has either been lived at the end of a chain or from behind the kennel gate at animal control.
He’s goofy, he’s friendly, he’s THE go-to dog for dog testing other dogs at the shelter. Just in the last year he’s attended a 5k, he walked in the Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard with children and other dogs, and he helped students de-stress before finals last Spring at UGA. He is a PERFECT event dog.
He is looking for someone that won’t bring him back. He’s looking for someone that will appreciate his big boy size and accommodate his needs. He is gonna need a little work with living inside (house training – which is so easy with a treat motivated dog!!! And he IS!!), crate training (this might not be as hard as it sounds, as he’s very good in his kennel), and he is already great on a leash!
He needs someone that can commit FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. I love him and I love the way he rubs against the kennel gate begging for attention and pets, but I also WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIM LEAVE to be part of someone’s life that would take him for runs, hikes, and outdoor adventures! He’s an adorable big gentle giant of a dog and everything you need in a canine companion.
* I might also add that he is THE OFFICIAL HOLIDAY SHELTER DOG. He is also the go-to for all costumes, as he will allow you to dress him up in anything! *
Update 12/16: I just love Midnight, he is such a wonderful dog! Every time I walk past his kennel, he gives me these big, sad puppy eyes, just begging for me to take him out! He certainly loves spending time with people! Another volunteer and I played fetch with Midnight in one of the big pens. After a fun romp around the pen, Midnight was very content to lay next to the other volunteer on the table while I took some adorable photos of him. Midnight has been through a lot during his short life…he more than deserves to be in a great home for the holidays, where he can be spoiled with all the toys and cuddles that his loving heart desires. Please consider opening up a warm spot on your couch for Midnight, he will repay you back with endless love and kisses!
Update 12/10: Midnight is the shelter’s go-to dog for dog testing because he is ALWAYS happy to meet other dogs and doesn’t take offense, even if they don’t appreciate his enthusiasm. Thus, we are confident he won’t start or escalate bad behavior. He needs his rough edges smoothed–both homes we know he’s had have chosen to chain him out rather than make him a house dog–but he’s very eager to please; he just needs direction. He’s a volunteer favorite and we’re all determined to help him get a GREAT home this time around.
Update 10/17: Midnight was a crowd pleaser at the Boo-le-Bark Costume Dog Parade and Canine Carnival! He’s such a good boy. I always have fun with Midnight and hope he finds his forever home soon!
When I took Midnight out, he was ready to kick up his heels and have some fun. He’s always been a happy, playful dog, but today he especially needed to stretch his legs and let it all out. Midnight was adopted from Animal Control in May and is now back, his neck raw from and hair worn away from being tethered out. He grabbed a toy and ran circles around the interaction pen. This was his freedom run, and I just stood back and watched. The pets and the “it’s good to see you again” hugs would come later and they did. Midnight has always been one of my favorites. I love his playful nature and joy. He’s also a sweet dog who wants to please and lets you know that he’s happy to be with you. It makes me sad that Midnight hasn’t had a good life, but I have hope that he will be adopted or rescued by someone who’ll give him the home he deserves where he can run, play, enjoy life, and always be loved.
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