Meet handsome Skippy!! Skippy is a lovely boy who wound up in a NC shelter. While there, through no fault of his own (at all), he was attacked by an adult male dog who was loose while Skippy was on a leash being walked .... and all Skippy tried to do was flee.
Anyway, Skippy is fine now -- he is all healed from that experience & he is doing very well in foster care. He loves to play with other dogs & is a happy boy. But, Skippy still needs to gain some additional doggie-based security. Therefore, we feel that Skippy should be adopted to a home with another established dog (of comparable size and energy level), as that will help Skippy's confidence level. Also, due to Skippy's size and energy level, we are seeking a home without young children (as he is big... and goofy.... and still needs to learn manners, like not jumping up...) (Also, on his breed mix -- truly it is a best guesstimate... there could also be some kind of scruffy terrier in there. We just do NOT know... He is a mix and a sweetie; that's all we can say for sure!! And, right now, he weighs in at about 60 lbs.)
He was neutered 3/24 and arrived in his NY foster home 4/11 with a pretty seamless transition, meeting his two male canine foster brothers and settling in nicely.
We will update you with more specifics once Skippy's foster mom gets to know him better. But, we are putting the word out nonetheless to find a great family for this boy. Skippy is happy & sweet, but he will need a family/person who can be a strong leader -- to help Skippy with continued training on his manners and to nurture and guide him to become the great mature adult he is meant to be.
To pursue Skippy's adoption, please register on www.safeatlast.net. When you receive your password, log back on with username and password to complete the SAFE AT LAST online adoption application. Once we have that, we will contact you by email (CHECK YOUR SPAM) to schedule the phone interview to commence the review process. Our process is straightforward but does involve the phone interview, reference checks and a home assessment. An adoption fee of $425 also applies.
Skippy will be being fostered in the Schenectady/Guilderland NY area. Approved adopters are required to go to the foster home to meet Skippy & complete the adoption. ALL COVID 19 PROTOCOLS MUST BE STRICTLY OBSERVED (INCLUDING MASK).
Finally, you cannot meet Skippy until you have been approved to adopt. And, if you have not submitted the Safe at Last online adoption application, we cannot consider you.
Thank you for choosing to rescue and for your interest in Skippy.
NYS Rescue Registry No. RR 087.
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