Name: Nelson
Weight: 70 lbs.
Age: 5 years
Gender: neutered male
Breed: Golden/Shepherd mix
Color(s): Red/Black

Good with adults: with women yes. He doesn’t like men.
Good with kids: Good with older kids with slow intros
Good with other dogs: No
Good with cats: No
House-trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Medium
Barker: unknown
Flight risk: unknown
Food aggressive: No
Walks on a leash: Yes
Rides well in a car: Yes
Destructive: No
Needs a home with a yard: Yes, he likes to have a morning jaunt around the yard
Needs another dog: No, is dog selective at this point so being an only dog and getting all the love and attention is best for Nelson
Can live in an apartment: NO

I want you to want me
I need you to need me
I’d love you to love me
I’m beggin’ you to beg me

That’s my theme song! it’s all I want! My owner will be the center of my world!

I’ll be honest… I’m not getting any younger and with age for many comes honesty. I really don’t care for men, cats, kids or dogs….. there… I said it! My foster mom (who I looove) says I may warm up slowly to a male but it will take time. And she is making we work on my dog reactivity on walks …. she sends me messages with the leash! Yikes creepy! But I’m getting better.

I also don’t want to be out in a position where you adopt me and then I have these things imposed upon me. I’m heading toward middle age and I have a pretty strong grasp of what I’m into and not into. I also have a trick hip that can get painful and I don’t want to have to censor everything I may say…. I may swear sometimes…. you feeling me?

So I’ll be thrilled to have my very own mom! I’d love you to the moon and back! I just need to find my spirit person! I hope it’s sooner than later! I’m still waitin’ just for her because she will keep me safe! Not put me in positions that I won’t shine in! She’ll GET me!

Heartworm status: Recently treated for HW disease
Other: he has a dislocated hip that he has adjusted to, navigates well with his hip. Has been seen by a vet and given his age and good health, best to not interfere with what is working for him.

Foster comments: He is a very sweet boy. He is clean and very well behaved. He LOVES to eat and loves any treat we give him. He is a big fan of soft beds and has not chewed or destroyed any beds or toys. He is a good shedder so daily maid services are required 🙂 But, he is an easy bather. He is all about anything that gets him attention!