Doc is a magniﬁcent mastiﬀ. Purchased as a puppy he lived an ideal life for his ﬁrst two years, adored at home but allowed to roam between two farms. After that, however, his people went through a divorce and ﬁnally moved where he could not go. The adjoining farm family took him in with the purpose of rehoming but it took some time for them to ﬁnd a rescue. In the meantime he showed his splendid qualities and they consudered just keeping him although three large dogs was a stretch. He was a happy, though demanding, participant in family activities. Friendly and outgoing, he played daily with their two male labs, all intact, never a cranky moment. He was a patient, nurturing baby-sitter to their two children, ages 2 and 4. He was polite and well-mannered at the vet’s oﬃce, although noisy in the car during trips. Finally they decided to ﬁnd him a mastiﬀ rescue.
His spectacular qualities remain. He gets along with all dogs and is friendly with all people. He is aﬀectionate and inclined to cuddle. He’s now crate-trained and walks nicely on a leash. He is muscular and strong, however, and an adopter without substantial muscles would be a kite. Moreover, a dog that has happily roamed carefree between comfortable homes with minimal boundaries requires an adopter experienced with setting and maintaining clear non-negotiable boundaries a good dog can admire and respect.
Entered rescue: October 28, 2019
Age: 4 yrs.
History: Owner Surrender
Reactions to strangers: Friendly
Demeanor with children: Good
Behavior with other dogs: Good
Behavior with cats: Unknown
House training: Good
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Health status: Good