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Hunter: Notes on a foster dog

A typical black lab: vigorously friendly, goofy, loves everyone.

Last Updated: Aug. 6, 2020

Base Info:

  • Arrival date: July 20, 2020
  • Breed: Black Labrador
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Youth, Adult, Mature, Senior
  • Birthdate:
  • Weight: 46.6 Pounds
  • Neutered: Yes
  • General Health: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
  • Temperament: Outgoing, goofy, lovable
  • SAFER Test performed: Yes PASSED
  • PetFinder Listing: 48576168
  • Available for adoption? YES | Rescue? YES
  • Get the Adoption Application (PDF form, print, complete, return)
  • Departure date: Undetermined

History

Taken in by Animal Control when the young man who owned him went to jail on charges not related to the dogs.  Hunter was quite skinny, but did not appear to have been abused.

Hunters Progress Summary:

Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.

Relational Behavior

  • Relates well to other dogs: Yes
  • Can eat food/treats near other dogs: Yes but lets others take his food.
  • Preferred style of play: Likes to frolic in the yard
  • Is affectionate: Yes
  • Is good with:
    . Men: Yes
    . Women: Yes
    . Children: No (too active for small kids)
    . Cats: Unknown
  • Jumps up on people: Yes
  • Mouths: No
  • Walks well on a leash: Yes

House Dog Training

  • Willingly enters his crate: No Yes
  • Is calm/quiet while in crate: No Yes
  • Understands going outside to potty: No Yes
  • Alerts me of need to go outside: No Yes
  • Is destructive of bedding and/or toys: No Yes
  • Refrains from kitchen counter cruising: No Yes
  • Stays off people furniture: No Yes

Terms of Adoption:

  • Submit a completed Adoption Application (PDF form, print, complete, return).
  • Contact information for your veterinarian is required and we will do a reference check.  We do not adopt to people who neglect their dogs.
  • An adoption Contract must be signed by PMFC and Adopter.  This is a legal document and an actual signature is required.  If the form must be mailed back and forth, allow time for that to happen.  Electronic PDF is allowed if you can print/scan.
  • Adopter arranges transport.  We have worked with PETS LLC and HEARTS LLC (fees are paid to the transport service).
  • Adoption fee is $200.00  This generally does NOT cover what we have invested in medical care and room & board.  But it helps.

Commands:

  • Comes when called: sort of
  • Sits on command: Yes
  • Down / Off: No
  • Shake / Paw: No
  • Kennels on command: Yes

Hunter’s Medical

  • DA2PPv: 07/17/2020 (NAC)
    . Booster: date (by)
  • Bordatella: 07/17/2020 (NAC)
  • Wormed: Dates | Product | Dose | By
    . 07/17/2020 Pyrantell Pamoate 4.5 cc NAC
    . 08/6-8/2020 Fendbendazole 10 ml PMFC
  • Rabies: 08/05/2020 by Claws & Paws
  • Microchipped: 08/05/20 PetKey Not registered
    To register: https://www.freepetchipregistry.com/
  • Neuter: date (by) – Unknown but done
  • Heartworm Test: 08/05/20 NEGATIVE Claws & Paws
  • Flea/Tick preventative:
    . 08/05 Fipronil topical 44-85 lbs
    .
  • Heartworm preventative:
    . 08/06, Ivermectin, .5 ml
    .
  • NOTES:
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Diet

Victor Classic – Professional Dry Dog Food
1½ cups AM, 1¼ cups PM mixed with cheese shred
PMFC Peanut butter cookies
Retriever Beef Basted Sticks
Jones Beef Hooves
Grillerz Pork Femur

Gallery

In chronological order, newest at the bottom. Some pictures are linked to a more detailed Doggy Tale about that update, click those to open the related story.

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Progress Updates

Progress notes are listed below, in chronological order, newest at the bottom.

July 24

Hunter has been here for four days now.  In that time we’ve found him to be friendly, outgoing, well behaved on a leash, fond of playing in a light rain, but not a downpour (I can’t blame him for that).  He does not eat much.  I think he’s accustomed to his brother, Bailey, snatching up most of the food.  Because of that tendency I move Hunter to another kennel at feeding time.   The rest of the time they coexist peacefully in one kennel.  In fact, they prefer it that way.

August 5

I’ve been mixing shredded cheese into Hunter’s kibble to encourage him to eat.  He’s thin and needs to eat.  I separate him from Bailey at meal time because Bailey will push Hunter out of his dish and eat both servings.  The cheese has encouraged Hunter, he is eager to get his dish at feeding time and he has been finishing his full portion.  This morning I left out the cheese to see if he’d eat without the additive.  Hunter stuck his nose in the bowl and sniffed, lifted his head and glared at me, “What are you pulling here?  Where’s my CHEESE?” then he went and lay down on his bed in protest.  That didn’t last long before he decided he was hungry and would eat what he had even if it is sub-standard.  I guess he would eat plain kibble, but since he still needs the calories I’ll continue to add the cheese.  It makes him happy.

Hunter also went to Claws and Paws for a Cause mobile vet today for his Rabies vaccination, heart worm test and microchipping.  He did really well.  He’s a good boy.

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