Personality Color: orange

Orange dogs are likely young, energetic, and enthusiastic with lots of love to give! They will thrive with regular exercise, and some training classes would be a good idea. These dogs would be a great companion for an active person who enjoys running or hiking in the park. Fenced-in yard a plus!
  • young
  • male

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Hieeeeee! I’m a curious, friendly, and enthusiastic young man looking for his forever home. I’m an energetic guy who loves to go exploring, play with toys, learn, and be pet. I’d really enjoy learning some basic dog things, and learning to calm down some. Are you ready for an active guy with lots of play? Adopt me today!

Kids: 8+, jumpy, rough and rude when overexcited

Dogs: friendly sniffing, offered some play

O’Brien has been spending some time in foster, here’s what the humans have to say about him:

O’Brien is one of the sweetest, most earnest dogs we’ve fostered. He’s cuddly, energetic, and very trainable! He has such a loving, goofy personality and would be a good candidate for most homes. We love his eyebrows and how his mouth hangs open when he’s thinking. O’Brien is the kind of dog that you’ll always find plopped down next to you.

He’s got all his basic and some advanced training:
– house trained
– sit, touch, down, name recall
– leash trained with a loose leash walk
– making progress on self-control/leave it
– crate trained (sometimes may need help settling for daytime naps)
– very responsive to gentle corrections (e.g., “no thank you”)

For being a large dog, he’s super gentle! We’re constantly impressed by how sweet and friendly he is.
– cat friendly
– dog friendly & playful, with an adjustable play style!
– gentle treat taker
– no resource guarding
– friendly to children he’s met
– friendly to strangers

O’Brien has always done well on outings. He is very social and believes all strangers are his friends, leaning against anyone who wants to give him pets. But he also knows how to focus and walk next to the cart in Lowes. He enjoys running errands, going on hikes, and hanging out anywhere his human is.

No dog is perfect, so what would O’Brien’s new family want to work on him with?

– He is a big dog at about 75lbs and sometimes thinks he’s a lap dog. We think it’s cute, but it may not be for everyone.
– He may need patience getting him into his new routine and feeling safe in his crate during the day
– Like many young pups, he needs naps but doesn’t always want to take them. Rest needs to be built into his routine until he gets a little older
– He’s energetic, so he’ll need walks twice a day, enrichment, and training to keep his mind and body healthy

You can also see more about O’Brien on Instagram: @ikkiandpokeyfoster (his current foster family)