Age: 3.5 years old
Size (weight): Standard, 36 lbs. (currently on a diet to lose excess weight)
Coat & colour: Black and Tan, short hair
Temperament: Very laid back. Sweet personality and loves his people. Enjoys his naps and loves playing with toys. Guinness is calm and friendly when meeting new people and dogs. His walks are getting longer although he does not like to walk in bad weather. Housetrained. Guinness will cry when his foster mom leaves the room. Very relaxed when on car rides.
Good with Dogs: Yes, previously lived with a dog
Good with Cats: Yes, previously lived with a cat
Good with Kids: Unknown
Needs another Dog: Possibly
Needs to be an only Dog: Not necessarily
Housetraining: Yes, except when left alone…although getting much better.
Suitable for an Apartment: Possibly – so far he has only barked at the vacuum. He does cry when left alone. Cannot have stairs.
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee? $400.00
And now a few words from me:
Hello everyone, I’m Guinness. My foster mom calls me ‘the wonder doxie’ because I am so sweet and eager to please. I am thrilled to see my foster mom and dad in the morning – my tail is happily wagging and there are lots of kisses and cuddles, followed swiftly by my breakfast, playtime with toys, a walk and another nap time (hopefully with a quiet cuddle for a few minutes cause I was so good in my crate overnight!). I am on a diet to lose a few pounds and enjoy going for several short walks throughout the day. And, I am house trained and crate trained! My foster family is teaching me new commands and tricks. I already know “come” which I’m told is pretty unusual for a doxie! I meet new people easily and am not really interested in any of the dogs we see on our daily walks.
I’m looking for a family who will cuddle and play with me and maintain my diet and exercise routine. In return, I will give you endless love and loyalty, and hey, maybe I can help you stay on track with your diet and exercise goals too!
And now a few words from my foster family:
Guinness is laid-back and takes meeting new people and dogs in stride. He loves his people and playing with his toys. A large Standard size, we are helping Guinness to lose his extra weight by carefully measuring his food and limiting his healthy snacks (one tablespoon of carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes or an apple slice). A home or apartment without stairs would be ideal as he is blind in his right eye and lacks depth perception to properly judge stairs. His sight does not slow him down. Guinness acts like a puppy with his toys. So far Guinness has only barked at the vacuum, but he does cry when left alone. Another dog might be helpful in keeping him company. Guinness is easy to walk. His forever family would need to commit to a healthy lifestyle including measuring food, no extra snacking and multiple walks per day as he builds up his stamina. Guinness loves his naps. He is very calm riding in the car. At bedtime after a little playtime, Guinness walks into his crate and settles down quickly. This is an easy fellow to love.