53007 – Bert

6-12 months
Male – neutered!
48 pounds
Heartworm negative!
Available as of 1/16
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Update 3/29: Bert is such an adorable guy! He looks so serious but now that he’s in a foster home, his silly side is starting to show through. He prances proudly when he runs with the dogs in his foster home, happy to be part of a pack. He is incredibly gentle, hunkering down when he’s unsure of something and he has shown no reactivity even with people and dogs near his food bokl. While he’s still very timid with people, he will sneak up behind his foster and sniff her legs, for example, when she’s brushing her teeth and he’s given a few kisses. He seems to be housebroken (no accidents and no chewing) and he LOVES his crate–will go into it for some quiet time. While he still has a ways to go in gaining confidence, Bert is making a lot of progress. He’d do great in a home with another friendly dog to show him the way!

Update: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Bert has been neutered! He is also in a temporary foster home during the coronavirus quarantine period. To learn more about this great guy or make arrangements to meet him, please call the shelter at 706-613-3540.

Update 3/1: Bert has really withdrawn since his buddy Ernie was adopted. He’s scared of all the barking from the kennels and often hides in the back of his run. You may need help taking him out, but he’ll walk on a leash to an interaction pen and likes calm dogs at the fence. I think Bert would do well in a quiet home with another dog. He’s a sweet boy who needs to build his confidence and feel safe.

Bert and Ernie will brighten your day! They’re best buds and love to play. Ernie spied a toy in the interaction pen first and ran to get it. Bert joined the race, and it was the beginning of lots of fun. They also like treats and were good about taking them gently and taking turns. They haven’t learned how to sit for them, but they never jumped up either and were well-mannered. They also haven’t learned about leashes, so that’s something else that’s new–but they’re learning. Bert and Ernie are both soft, adorable pups. They were a little shy at first but always sweet. They need homes where they’ll be loved and can learn lots of new things!

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