May 2011: Andy is an approx 8-yr old male who was adopted in 2008. He is again looking for a home as his adoptive family is moving to Alaska and accepted housing where they cannot have a dog. He is neutered, up to date on shots, micro chipped. His tail is docked too short and his dew claws are still on. Andy is a big boy at 24" and 64 lbs with a deep and broad chest and golden rust coat. In foster care he seemed to have a couple of very mild focal seizures or tremors but his family has seen none in the past 3 years so it could have been a reaction to vaccines.
Andy is a very smart, sensitive boy, who trains easily. He is calm in the house, does not jump on people, is housetrained and loves to cuddle in the chair. He knows sit, stay and down, waits at the door to be told to come in/out. He does get anxious at times about new situations or people but settles down after a bit. He was crate trained in foster care but has had run of the house for the past 3 years. He does not like slippery floors. He sleeps on a dog bed at the foot of the humanís bed. Andy does not like to be hugged while sleeping so would be best in a home without young children. He seems fairly indifferent to children otherwise. Andy gets along with most dogs but does not have any play skills. He does not back down from confrontation with other aggressive dogs. Andy would be best in a home where he gets yard exercise but he is not a daycare or dog park guy. Andy rides well in the car. Andy was tested with cats and he has stayed at a home with cats and did fine with proper supervision and a dog savvy cat.
Jun 2011: Andy managed to find himself a fabulous home despite being dejected at yet another change needed in his life. He met his new mom and found her quite to his liking. Then he met his new dad and found him just grand as well. Andy now has doggie doors to go in and out at will, a large green yard with grass to roll on and two humans to play with. He also has a new cat... we are not sure who is more shocked with this addition, him or the cat. We want to say a special thanks to the Richards as they opened their home and heart to a dog in need. They recently had lost Jake and Spice, both Vizsla adopted via our program. It was hard to decide on another dog but we know Andy will show them lots of love and they will also shower him with love as well.
Dec 2011: New photos added.
Sep 2015: We are sad to hear that Andy passed in March 2015 of cancer. He was a loved family member and will be greatly missed. Maybe not by the chicken's but by all humans. Andy made it gracefully to 12 years of age and was a handsome gent to the end. Please visit Andy at The Bridge.
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