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Congratulations to Floyd and his new family!

Let me introduce you to Floyd:
Floyd is 9-1/2 yrs old and weighs 72lbs. Here are some very important things you should know about Floyd:

Floyd gets 5 out of 5 paws for lovability. He just wants someone or lots of someones to love him. He loves his belly rubs and loves to be told how handsome he is. Floyd loves to go for walks and car rides. He is also very happy to curl up on a dog bed and watch some T.V. with you.

Floyd also gets 5 out of 5 paws for sweetness. He has not met a person he has not liked. He will bark when he sees new people but it is all because he gets so excited. He has met men, women and children. He is very gentle when he gives kisses and when he takes treats from you.

Floyd gets 2 out of 5 paws for house manners. He did not spend a lot of time in the house with his first family. He was either tied outside or in the basement. He is not destructive and he is housebroken. His two downfalls are he likes to counter surf and he likes to eat tissues and toilet paper. We are working on both of these things with him. He is learning the off command and leave it.

Floyd gets 5 out of 5 paws for grooming. When Floyd came into rescue he was a mess. He was covered in mats and was very dirty. The groomers said he was so sweet and let them wash and brush him. He was giving kisses and offering his paw to everyone. Floyd had to visit the groomer a second time when he met a skunk one night.

Floyd only gets 1 out of 5 paws for the vet. He was not use to going to the vet. He was very scared and did not like the vet touching him all over. You can't blame the guy after his examine the vet found that he had some bad teeth. Come to find out Floyd had to have 3 teeth removed. While having his teeth taken care of the vet noticed he was already missing 3 other teeth. Floyd is on a soft diet right now. He will stay on the soft diet for about a month while his mouth heals.

Floyd gets 1 out of 5 paws for his dog to dog skills. Floyd is not aggressive he just hasn't learned his doggie etiquette. Floyd never had a chance to meet other dogs and at 9 years old it appears best all around that Floyd be an only dog.

Floyd only gets only 1 paw out of 5 for crate training. Floyd does not like being in his crate. He does go into it, but he is not happy. He will bark and then settles after awhile. He is crated when no one is home. At night he has a small area that is sectioned off where he sleeps. He is quiet all night.

Floyd gets 3 out of 5 paws for trainability and smarts. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Floyd knows sit, down and paw. He is learning wait, stay, leave it, and down. Floyd wants to please his people so much.

Floyd is being fostered in CT. If you think your heart and your home are big enough for Floyd, and you have an approved application on file, please contact his foster mom.

You must have an approved application on file to be considered for any adoptable dog.

Please submit your application BEFORE inquiring about a particular dog.


And don't forget to check out the NEBCR Foster Dog Blog for even more updates on the terrific dogs available for adoption!

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