General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Current Size: 59 Pounds
Current Age: 3 Years 6 Months (best estimate)
Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
Exercise Needs: Moderate
Reaction to New People: Friendly
I know that you can't stop looking at me! I am one handsome devil and I know it! My foster family makes sure that I stay humble and grounded though! So....I won't be offended if you stare a little longer than normal, I'm stunning, it is what it is. Take your time.
I found my way to the county shelter and eventually got adopted but was returned after my little human sibling came up to me and tried to give me a hug when I was busy trying to scare away strangers from my house. My mouthiness caused me to bite but I never meant to hurt. My foster mom can tell that I got punished really bad for that because I get scared easily if voices get raised. I'm no longer comfortable around little children and that's okay because they are plenty of adults willing to love someone like me. I will need to go to an adult only home.
After I came back to the shelter and served my 10 day bite quarantine, I started winning the hearts of the volunteers and got lots of walks, day fosters and even got to do the county Wag and Walk monthly hike. In January, during that month's wag and walk, my friends noticed a lump under my eye and the fact that I had lost a lot of my weight. Lucky for me, Creative Contributions had a few people on that same Wag and Walk. They took me in to the vet the next week because it was believed that I might have an abscessed tooth. I was going to get that taken care of and go back to the shelter after recuperating for 2 days so that I could try to find my forever family. Long story short, my teeth were fine and we discovered that I have Valley Fever. I was started on medicine immediately and there was no way that I was going back to the shelter. My two days in County foster has turned into 5 months as a County Foster at Creative Contributions HQ with my foster mom and 4 (yep, four) furry foster brothers. I was a little uneasy with them when I first moved in because I wasn't feeling well and I really didn't know how to play with other pups.....or really play at all. I now am completely integrated with my foster brothers and we run and play together all the time. I can live with other dogs and that would be fine but I also wouldn't mind being the center of your universe. This past week, we discovered that my Valley Fever titer has mad a significant drop and further demonstrated that I am well on my way to recovery. Of course, I could have told you that because as you can see, I am one good looking guy! My lump is gone, my weight is back on and I'm definitely ready for swimsuit season. I currently am taking flucanazole for my Valley Fever. Over time, my dosage will drop and if we are lucky, I will be able to stop taking it someday. Creative Contributions will cover my medication for a year post-adoption. It really isn't that expensive though.
Here are some things that my foster mom would like me to tell you! I love riding in the car although I need to be reminded occasionally that I have to stay in the backseat. I am a rock star at restaurants and people always tell me how well behaved I am and I always use my best manners. I love to snuggle and play with my stuffed toys. I am crate trained and housebroken. I am good on my leash. I like to go hiking and am a big fan of stopping and smelling the flowers...especially at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. This may be a dealbreaker.....you must love doggie smooches! I can give them all day long....and I will. So if you are concerned about dog germs, I'm not the pup for you. My foster mom keeps saying that I can't hold my licker and then she laughs....I'm not sure what that means but she says it's important...and funny. I also come with my own Instagram page RegalSmeagol1 and I would love to keep that going to stay in touch with my followers.
**Please Note: This is a courtesy post for another rescue; different adoption fees/policy apply.
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More about Regal
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Gentle, Goofy