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Age: approx. 7 Years (born Fall 2009) Weight: 73 lbs. This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.
This absolutely stunning dude is Huey Lewis! Huey has more than just stunning good looks going for him! Though he will need to be house trained since kennel life is all he's known, he's crate trained and walks well on a leash. He plays great with other dogs and loves people. He's good with kids, but because he's so big, he might inadvertently knock over smaller children. Huey's good in the car and totally LOVES to play and run in the yard! A fenced yard (6-ft. preferred) is recommended so that he can do all his running and playing safely. An obedience class is also recommended, not only for the owner/dog bonding aspect, but because it can help build confidence and aids in socialization. Huey is very smart, even-tempered, gentle and can be a bit goofy. He hasn't been cat-tested yet. This is a dog that needs a person - he's very affectionate. Someone to love him, care for him, and comfort him. Huey is full of love and for the right family, he can provide a lifetime of companionship. Like his brother, Louie, he has a very unique coat and coloring. His top coat is a beautiful golden chestnut with black highlights, but his under coat is light in color. Occasionally, under the right light you can see both. His tail actually looks as though it's outlined in black! If you think you'd like Huey and his stunning good looks to be part of your life, fill out an application today! Huey's waiting just for you!
Huey and his two siblings, Louie and Dewey, were found in downtown Jackson, MS, living in the underground world below the streets. The dogs were just pups then, but have since grown to be large in stature and personality. Though his early days on the streets made his brother a little anxious, Huey is just a large, playful goof.
Update from our southern partner, May 2, 2016: Huey has always been an outgoing and playful guy, but somewhere in the past year he is suddenly timid and shy. I am thinking it is "shelter syndrome." While he had been going out in the large play yard I think he became insulated and now the new things thrown at him have him confused and scared. I did have a trainer coming and working with the dogs but as often happens with volunteers she has had life get in the way. I am hoping another girl can come up more regularly on weekends and help with some of the timid dogs.
Adoption Fee: $370
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.