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Scout

a picture of Scout a dog that needs a foster home.

Location: Rootstown, OH

Posted on: 10/26/2023

Posted by: Individual

Scout urgently needs a foster home

Why is fostering needed?

Hello,

My wife and I trapped a GSD mix (which we are calling Scout) in Rootstown near 76 east with the help of Rose’s Rescue. We spoke to Rose from the rescue and their foster program is currently full. She asked us to reach out to another rescue for assistance with fostering. Currently, I have been home from work and able to rotate Scout and our GSDs (we have two as well) around as he has not done well with any interactions with them but that is becoming increasingly difficult because we also have a seven month old child.

We saw this poor guy on Facebook and knew he had been roaming in the same neighborhood for about a week so I fear he had been dumped. In addition to that, where he was found was so close to the highway I just wouldn’t have been able to forgive myself if something happened to him. He’s a very sweet dog, typical velcro shepherd, just wants to always be by your side. He’s gently curious with our son and is redirectable. He barks at people but warms up quickly. He hasn’t done well with our GSDs but very slowly making progress. The first day we had him home we tried to introduce them in a neutral place and he barked, growled and barred his teeth. Today he was able to be in the same yard as our male but still barked and lunged- baby steps.

He has an appointment on November 3rd to be neutered, have his vaccines, heart work preventative and flea and tick treatment all courtesy of Rose’s Rescue. We just want to give this guy the best opportunity that was can and that starts with trying to teach him how to be a dog. I think we’re making some progress but we need help with getting him there. If you have anyone who would be willing to assist we would be so grateful.

How long is fostering needed for?

Until a forever home for pet is found

Other notes

Typical GSD velcro dog, Takes all of two seconds to warm up to a new person then he accepts their attention and will return affection. He is learning his leash manners and picking up basic commands quickly. He is house broken.

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