|Rescue Me ID: 15-05-17-00569Spartacus (male)|
Newfoundland Mix Age: Young Adult
|Compatibility:|| Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults |
|Personality:|| Average Energy, Average Temperament |
|Health:|| Neutered, Vaccinations Current | Spartacus is very friendly 3-year-old (01/13/2012) 75 lb Newfoundland and Labrador mix. Because he looks like a short Newfoundland, I call him a 'pygmy Newf.' He loves people and other dogs and has never met a stranger. He is completely at home around cats and is wonderful with children, even toddlers! Newfies are notorious couch potatoes and he will need to be exercised. He very much enjoys walks and is great on a leash. He's also a pro at the dog park! He can play fetch and catch (squeaky balls are a favorite), but watch out with tug-of-war: he cheats! Spartacus is a VERY talkative boy. He likes to use his voice to let me know when ... (Read More)someone is at the door, to greet new people and dogs, and to tell me that it is PLAY TIME. He lectures when you come home, especially if you are gone too long, and groans and rolls about when his belly is rubbed. He knows many commands. He can sit, lie down, get down/off, 'up' (stand up), 'come on up' (invitation to sit on furniture), get out, 'kitchen' (leave the kitchen), leave it, drop it, and go to bed. If he is feeling in the mood and you have a treat, he will 'come here.' He also self-taught a command called 'get the kitty,' in which he corrals his door-dasher brother back into the house. 'Stay' is a foreign concept, despite many attempts. He has no reverence whatsoever for 'quiet' or 'no bark' and his ideal owner would either be okay with it, or more persistent with training than I have been. He has never bitten, and will allow you to touch mouth, ears, and paws, though paws sometime elicit a a growl. He loves to be petted, give kisses, and play in the snow. He is completely housebroken, and is a dapper man who will wear a coat, rain slicker, and is never seen without a tie. He will need lots of grooming, especially during his spring coat-blow. I recommend a nice summer shave! There is no need to kennel this dog - he is not destructive in any way. Spartacus was a litter-abandonment that I took in at four weeks old. I love him dearly. Since then, I have gotten divorced and begun a new career that doesn't allow me to give him the attention he needs and deserves. Also, an international move is in the foreseeable future. It is breaking my heart to part with my beautiful boy, but it's in his best interests. His ideal home would be one where someone is home at least part of the day or gone no more than 8 hours. I believe he would love a young child or children to play with, or another dog, big or small - he's very gentle. He is very much an INSIDE dog and should not be kenneled up in a yard or put on a tie-out. This dog needs to be part of the family, whether that is one person, or many. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all vet care. He comes with a bed, dentastix, 'cookies' (milkbones), toys, collar, ties, leashes, coat and rainslicker, food, bowls, tray, poopie bags, and kong. He is very, very loved. (Less) Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:
Mecklenburg County Charlotte, NC 28202 MAP IT!