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Age: 10 Months (est. as of 9/28/16) Weight: 43.2 lbs (as of 9/28/16)
Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.
Handsome, calm and laid back - that's Blaze Medley! Blaze is one of six in the Medley litter. They appear to be a Labrador Retriever mix about 10 months old. They were found as strays by the animal control officer in a rural area of Arkansas. They are all friendly but they have not been exposed to a lot of different environmental situations. As with all puppies, they will need to be house trained, leash trained and crate trained. An obedience class is strongly recommended as it not only helps with teaching commands and proper social behavior, but it helps promote a strong bond between the pup and his new family. An obedient dog is sure to be welcomed most anywhere you take him! Though a fenced yard is ideal for safe play, if that's not an option then lots of daily walks and trips to the dog park will help Blaze get the exercise he needs.
Blaze is a beautiful golden chestnut color with golden eyes. Though probably not house trained, he did go outside his kennel to do his business, and has only had two accidents in the house when he first came to his New England foster home. He has actually responded to the "sit" command a few times and is working on "down" and "off," so he's ahead of the command game. He seems to do quite well walking on a leash and appears to like going for walks. He is a jumper and a chewer so his foster mom crates him while she's away at work, and he's fine. Though Blaze is too big to be considered a lap dog, he LOVES attention and being with people, he's very affectionate. Because he's friendly and laid back, he would probably be fine with kids. He is easy going with other dogs, but he's not been cat tested. He's playful and puppy-goofy - just exactly what you need to make your family complete! Fill out an application for Blaze Medley today! He's waiting just for you!
Medical Note: This dog was treated for demodectic mange while in the SOS program. The dog has responded well to this treatment. Please note that demodex can flare up in any dog in times of stress (eg, transport, transition to a new home, change in food, etc). As such, the adopter is advised to discuss this condition and best next steps with their veterinarian. SOS recommends that dogs with a history of demodectic mange be kept on regular NexGard or Bravecto for flea/tick prevention for at least 3 months or until 18 months of age. Please see here for more information on demodectic mange: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/mange-demodectic-in-dogs/741. Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.
Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog is/has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis_(canine). Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.
Adoption Fee: $470
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/
**Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.