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!
  • adult
  • male

Bio data

Well hello! Can you guess why they call me Stretch? I’m a friendly and curious guy who also enjoys gentle affection. I also enjoy playing and chasing a ball, toss one for me and I’ll happily chase after it! I’d benefit from a home that can help me learn fun tricks (I already know sit) and take me on fun adventures. Visit me today!

Any age kids, active, enthusiastic

Dogs: dog selective, offers play bow to gentle/friendly dog, history of humping

Stretch recently went on a doggy day out, here’s what the human had to say about him:

“Stretch went on a doggie day out on October 29th & absolutely loved it. He got right in the car & melted into the seat enjoying the breeze from the open windows. He went to Eno for a short walk. Stretch didn’t pull at all & allowed all who walked by to pet him if they wanted to. He is a social fellow. He is also scared of his own shadow, so some confidence building & love is necessary for any adopter. We sat by the stream and listened the running water. He loved getting pets in snuggles in a peaceful place. Eventually we moved back to the car and ventured to downtown Durham. It was busier there which made Stretch a bit nervous, however he was still a gentle man. We got coffee together in the dog-friendly coffee shop, Foster Street Coffee. Stretch enjoyed a pup-cup of whipped cream and doggie treats. We sat on a secluded bench and enjoyed our treats. He would be a prefect pup to sit with and read a book or enjoy a beverage with. Eventually we made our way back to the shelter. While waiting for the play yard to open, Stretch showed his silly side & rolled in the grass. He definitely is a goofy loving man. Once in the play yard, he was not interested in toys, just snuggles. Stretch would is a perfect dog, who is gentle & loving. He deserves a loving, calm furever home.”

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

I have been fostering Stretch for a few months now and here is what I have learned about this gentle guy:

Stretch may have been a dancer in his past life. He cannot control his happy feet once he knows food is on the way.

He tries very hard to be brave and is gaining confidence each day. He is currently working on overcoming his fears of the wind, butterflies, and chihuahuas.

There is a magical word that will capture Stretch’s attention and make you his sole focus: “treat.”  Even if there is chaos around you ( dogs barking, children crying, sirens blaring), all that will fade away for him with this one word. Be warned: if you even whisper this magical word and don’t come through, he will shadow you and demand your attention until he gets what he rightfully deserves.

He loves meeting new people and dogs after slow introductions. He went to an adoption event at the library and was very gentle with the children, enjoying all the attention and treats. This guy just loves to be loved.

Other fun facts about Stretch: he is a yoga enthusiast and long time believer in the connection between food and friendship. Once he is comfortable with you, he will show his goofy side. I am constantly laughing at how silly he can be.

He is house trained, crate-trained, food motivated, listens well to commands, and is just all around a sweet guy. This small dog at heart is the perfect companion for anyone who wants a loyal friend who is laid back and enjoys the little things in life.