Stanley, a 3-year-old Rottweiler, was emaciated and had a large neck wound when he entered the PSPCA as part of a cruelty/neglect investigation in 2012. The case has finally been settled, and after spending 1 1/2 years at the shelter, Stanley is now able - and very ready! - to leave.
He can be pulled by rescue only, if an experienced large-dog foster home is available, so that he no longer has to live life in a cage. This foster must allow Stanley the time he needs to make the adjustment to a home environment and settle down from shelter life.
This handsome boy is described as a big, goofy, playful, energetic dog, who can get a little mouthy when excited, but is said to calm down quickly. He is overjoyed when his volunteer shelter friends come to visit, since he anticipates a well deserved walk, and he walks fairly well on a leash.
He did well in play groups (see here), but his size and energy during play may not be the right fit for everyone or every dog, so they are requesting that he not go to a home with small children.
Although he has done exceptionally well considering how long he has been at the shelter, he can get frustrated, lacks confidence in new situations, and needs someone to help him understand that it isn't necessary for him to guard his friends or his food. He just needs daily exercise and a regular schedule.
He will make someone a best buddy, and bring lots of laughter, snuggles, and enjoyment to their life.
If you believe you have the experience and skills to help give Stanley the chance he deserves at a happy life, please contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in meeting him!
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