51093 – Blackie

$150 in sponsorship funds available to rescue group!

6-12 months
Male – neutered!
75 pounds
Heartworm negative!
Available as of 3/18
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Update 4/24: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Blackie is neutered and up-to-date on his basic vaccinations!

Update 4/10: Blackie has come soooo far since coming to the pound. When I first met him, he’d dart away when I’d get close. Now, he comes to me for treats and will stand beside me for some quick pets. He even let me tie a bandanna around his neck! He loves other dogs and has a great time in an interaction pen. He’s learned what it’s like to be loved and have fun–I hope he finds a forever home and that continues!

Update 4/5: Blackie has tested NEGATIVE for heartworms! In addition, we took him to the cat shelter today and while cat-testing dogs in the shelter setting is not a great indication of how they would do in a home, he was not aggressive to the cats in this setting. He was curious about them but in a restrained manner and as soon as he was hissed at, he backed off without any complaints. He’s a good pup and a little uncertain of life generally, so we are hoping he finds an adopter who will help him with his confidence.

When I first met Blackie, he was nervous about being at the pound. He’d lie at his gate watching people and other dogs walk by, but he wasn’t quite sure about leaving his kennel. Each time I passed, I’d talk to him (Blackie is his real name), and eventually he thought he’d try some time outside. He liked being outdoors and running along the fence with other dogs, but he still wasn’t comfortable and not ready to come to me for pets or treats. He made progress, however, and began to step closer before darting away. Eventually, Blackie decided it was time to go and let me leash him and scratch his back. He’s really just a big puppy, and I imagine he’ll come around soon. Until that happens, you might want to leave the leash on him in an interaction pen. He needs time to feel safe in his new environment.

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Thank you sponsors!
Laura – $50
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