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We are happy to introduce you to ESRA California’s newest senior, Bosley. Big Boz, as we sometimes call him, has great energy for a senior, and he is highly attentive. If you had to guess his age when you met him, you might think he was eight rather than twelve. Bosley looks like and acts like a true Springer when he is in the yard and gets silly, springing around! He does have some arthritis in his rear end, but it does not set him back.
This boy was clearly loved by his prior owner, and he wants nothing more than to be near his people. He is happiest when he can see or touch you. Boz had significant separation anxiety when he first arrived in his foster home, but that is now diminishing. He would get into a bit of a panic and would begin barking and running around whining when he was left alone for too long. This has slowly reduced over time. We are confident that with a few months in a single location under his collar, he will be able to handle his people's absences. Bosley loves the doggie door he now has at his foster home. He can run around the yard when he pleases, and it helps that he can go potty by himself when he feels the need. He had an issue with frequent nervous urination when he first came into foster care, but that is no longer a problem.
Big Boz is a healthy boy who has some common senior traits: he is slightly hard of hearing, and he has a couple of lumps from age that are simply that — nothing malignant. He has a bit of a skin issue which is well handled with medication. Bosley is neutered, current on his vaccinations, and on monthly heartworm preventive medication. He also just had his teeth cleaned, so his Springer smile is fresh and pearly white!
An environment where someone is home most of the time and is willing to let him be a Velcro springer will be perfect for Big Boz. He does need to work a bit on his leash manners, but he loves to walk and play. Bosley would welcome the chance to share a bed or the furniture with his people. His foster family has not allowed that, however, and he has taken the news gracefully. He gets along with the resident senior Springer in the house. He also gets along well with cats, although he has a little prey drive if they run. Boz is currently in a home with five cats who are dog savvy, so they don’t mind him. However, truth be known, he would really like to eat their food!
Anyone interested in adopting Bosley must realize that in order for him to become a wonderful forever friend and family member, it is absolutely necessary to include him in all phases of the family’s life. Bosley will thrive and enjoy any and all activities as long as his family is near him. If you have the time to devote loving Big Boz and room in your heart and home for a loving, adorable Springer, please have an approved Adoption Application on file before inquiring, and be prepared to fall in love.
Please note that an approved application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog’s case manager.