This particularly handsome boy is Sergeant — Sarge for short. He is a very masculine-looking Springer with a beautiful, big head and a perfectly shaped body. Sarge is solid muscle, not overweight at all. He’s just a sizable guy with a trim waist.
Sarge had lived with the same family for his entire life, but he was surrendered to a shelter when his people could no longer care for him. Thankfully, the shelter contacted ESRA for assistance, and Sarge is now settled into his warm, welcoming foster home with four other Springers. Although we do not know his complete history, Sarge appears to have been loved.
Easygoing and laidback, this friendly fellow has shown no food aggression toward the resident canines. He is not aggressive with his foster parents, either. They can pick up his food bowl while he is eating, and Sarge does not mind a bit. They can kiss him on the face, too, as Sarge adores affection!
A typical Velcro Springer, Sarge follows his foster mom all over the house. If she goes from one room to another, he is right on her heels. Sarge has been left home alone with his foster siblings, and he does just fine in that situation. He is trustworthy and does not need to be crated. Mannerly Sarge is a complete gentleman indoors and does not attempt to get on the furniture. He is content to sleep or lie on a dog bed on the floor. However, he does occasionally like to get on his foster mom’s lap!
This smart pooch knows the commands Sit, Shake, Down, Come, No, and Speak. He is housetrained and sleeps quietly through the night. Sarge does have one issue, which is anxiety in cars. He always wants to jump into the car to go somewhere, but once inside the vehicle, he becomes quite nervous. Crating Sarge for car rides helps to calm him.
According to his foster family, this absolutely wonderful boy has acclimated easily into their routine. The shelter advised us that Sarge had a history of taking off, so his foster family kept him on leash for the first week during their daily hikes. Since they live on acreage in the woods and the other dogs are off leash, Sarge was ultimately given that privilege, too. He enjoys the freedom but does not have a huge prey drive to hunt. Rather, Sarge is just as content to walk on lead, without pulling his humans.
Considering Sarge’s history of running off, we feel that he would do best in a Forever Home with a fenced yard. Although he is currently living harmoniously with his canine companions, Sarge would also be great as an only dog. This beautiful buddy is more attached to his humans than to his pack. Like most Springers, Sarge will require daily exercise. It’s a humorous routine when the pack is getting ready for a walk. Sarge gets a little excited and becomes vocal along with his foster siblings.
Sarge is up to date on all vaccinations, and he has been neutered and microchipped. He is ready to find his Forever Home, one that he can call his very own for the rest of his life. Sarge is a very sweet boy who will make a great addition to a lucky family.
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