Dr. Robert is an extremely handsome and large fawn Mastiff who celebrated his first birthday in mid-November. He is very playful and extremely loving. He will sit with and adore you as long as you maintain a petting hand. He’s a real Velcro-dog, always wanting to be with his people, which puts him underfoot occasionally. He has been well-vetted by his current owner who had two Mastiﬀs before him, and is UTD on all vaccinations and current on all preventatives.
He adores children and is wonderful with his two human siblings, ages 9 and 11. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the memo about four legs growing faster than two, so he has a tendency to jump up and bowl small people over. He is very smart and learned the basics: sit, down, stay, speak and shake, from his kids. However, the emphasis has been on brief performance rather than consistency. He does love “fetch” but will only go after the ball once it lands, thereby not wasting energy, further demonstrating his intelligence.
Since he’s had no formal training, he needs a foster/adopter with previous experience training big dogs. Therefore only applications with information about such experience will be considered.
More Information about Dr. Robert
Dr. Robert has requested that we provide some additional and more specific details about his needs:
Entered rescue: November 29, 2020
Age: 1 yr
History: Owner Surrender
Reactions to strangers: Good
Demeanor with children: Excellent but needs training not to jump up
Behavior with other dogs: Unknown, expected fine
Behavior with cats: Unknown
House training: Good
Spayed / Neutered: No, due to age; health risks require 18 month minimum
Health status: Excellent