Emmett - Adopted!

Name(s): Emmett
Age: 6 years old (November19, 2009)
Size (weight): 17 lbs. – ideal weight is about 16 lbs.
Coat & colour: Black and tan long hair
Temperament: Sweet, cuddle bug.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Wants to chase them but is learning to leave them alone.
Good with Kids: Surrender form says no.
Housetraining: Yes
Suitable for an Apartment: Unknown – sometimes initiates the barking and sometimes follows the other dogs.
Origin: Owner surrender to a shelter
Adoption Fee? $300

And now a few words from me:

I’m Emmett and I’m hoping you will welcome me into your home for the rest of my life. Foster mom says I’m stunning and with some professional grooming, I’ll stop traffic. My coat is lovely and silky. I like to give kisses and I’ll sleep in your lap at times. I sleep in an open crate while foster mom is on the computer.

I LOVE car rides. When foster mom first met me, she wanted to take me for a walk but I wanted to get back in the car. I generally sleep while the car is moving. I walk well on a leash. I love to be outside and run and roll in the grass. I know sit and stay.

We’ve been going to the dog park. While I bark at new dogs when they first approach, I then greet them appropriately and have a good sniff. I have also greeted the two-legged folks appropriately.

When foster mom is out, I stay in my crate. At night, I’ll sleep in my crate but I would rather share the big bed with you. Sometimes I’ll get under the covers and other times, I sleep on top. Sometimes I’ll snuggle and other times, I sleep away from you.

My ideal home includes some humans to share things with. It doesn’t matter if there is another dog or not. If you have a cat, I’ll try to be good and leave it alone.

And now a few words from my foster family:

Emmett has been a bit challenging with the cats. He now ignores most of them but has decided that he needs to chase one of them and she isn’t good at getting “out of the way”. However, he is making progress in this area each day. He will now come when called if he starts to go after a cat. However, I don’t think I would ever trust him unsupervised with a cat just as you would not trust a dog unsupervised with a child.

He doesn’t interact much with the resident dogs. This will likely change with time if there is another dog in the house. He has shown some interest in dog toys but hasn’t played with them much.

When Emmett first arrived, he would snap at sudden movements. However, I haven’t seen this activity recently. He is a very sweet dog that likes to give kisses.

Emmett needs a grain free diet since he is allergic to grains.