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Brimmer

English Setter

 
Medium  |  Male

Austin, TX

 

Brimmer is a bit of an usual looking dog with a mysterious past. He was surrendered to the shelter without much background information. He's got kind eyes and a way of looking at you that says he's seen enough in his life to be wary, but likes you anyway.

Brimmer has a bit of spunk to him. He loves running around the pens and playing with balls. He doesn't ever really pick them up, just sort of propels it around the yard with his nose and chases after it. So he's a self-starter. He would be a great running or hiking partner. He's not high strung but appreciates the chance to expend some energy on the daily. A yard or a couple of good walks would also probably suit him.

Brimmer seems house trained, though he will need some more work on his leash manners. He is very distrustful of others dogs at the moment, so they can be a distraction to him when out and about. He is getting better about focusing on his people, and will likely improve with a steady routine. However, he should be the only dog in the house. He is very affectionate with people, and loves to have his belly rubbed. He will nuzzle right into your chest to ask for one. And his fur is very soft. You'll want to oblige him.

We think he'd do best as the only pet in a more active household with older kids who can help in his training. He doesn't have far to go, he's just a little rough around the edges. With some consistency and love in his life, we think he will really blossom.

If you're looking for a little special something in a dog, you might find what you are looking for in Brimmer. He has tons of untapped potential, just waiting to shine.
I was taken off of the euthanasia list, so if you adopt me, you are saving not only me but also the dog tomorrow who could use my spot! If you have questions, please email adopt@austinpetsalive.org.

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