50828 – Burt
Why choose me?
Update 1/13 Burt’s day trip: Mason and I spent the day taking one of the Athens-Clarke County shelter pups on a doggie day trip! Burt has had a rough time lately. He was initially brought to the shelter Aug 2018 when his owner left him at a dog park. He was adopted after several months but was recently returned because he didn’t get along with the new owner’s cat.
Burt is a very sweet guy that needs some training to blossom into the dog I know he can be. He has some anxiety (can you blame him?), but I truly believe with a stable home that will be a thing of the past. He was great in the car, jumping right in with no reservations. He would cry/whine when he saw people on the street or in anticipation of getting out when we stopped. He was pretty unsure of what we were doing in the beginning, but after about an hour walk he started showing his personality. He was interested when he saw other dogs but didn’t show any signs of aggression. He does have a high prey drive (he wanted to chase squirrels!) so small critters in a home wouldn’t be a good situation for him. He is good on walks and would love to be a running partner for someone.
After our walk, we went downtown to get a puppuccino, which was the highlight of his day! He loved it so much! I waited outside with Burt while Mason got our drinks. Burt only knew Mason for a couple hours, yet he was sooo excited to see him when he came back. Burt is going to be one loyal dog as soon as he finds a loyal owner! We ended our trip with a stop at Pet Supplies Plus, but Burt was trying so hard not to fall asleep before we even got there. I was worried Burt would be upset upon returning to the shelter, but he was actually really excited to see a familiar place and familiar faces again proving his anxiety will go away in the right home with the right family. Burt is a great dog that deserves a chance to show how wonderful he can be.
Burt is a good buddy! When I walked into the lobby and saw him, I was happy to see my old friend but sad that he was back. They told me he’d been crying after his owner left, but when I called his name and reached to pet him, his face lit up and his tail was wagging. Seeing a familiar face helped Burt fall back into his old routine, and soon he was having a good time chasing toys and running with new friends at the fence in the interaction pen. His former owner said he’s a great dog but doesn’t do well with cats and would sometimes get too excited and forget his manners. His favorite things to do were playing with toys (they need to be durable!) and snuggling in bed with his owner and canine sibling. A few times, however, he and this dog got into a few fusses. Burt is a smart boy. He’s house trained and learned to sit at the door before going in or out. He’d also sit for his dinner and wait until he was told to eat. I hope Burt can find a new home. He’s a happy, fun dog who enjoys being active and wants to be loved!
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