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#11423 Brother Gerardo

Adopted
Medium-size, Male, Adult Husky x Labrador Retriever,
Energy Level 3

Energy Level 3 - Enjoys walks, mental stimulation, and some playtime.

Hi!

My name is Brother Gerardo aka Frankie, I am believed to be a Husky/Lab mix, 5 years old, and approximately 44 lbs. My horoscope sign is Libra, I was born on 9/30/2017. I am smaller than everyone expects me to be in person. What can I say I am cute and loveable! I am so unique, I have heterochromia (like Max Scherzer) with one blue and one brown eye! I love belly rubs, head massages, play with squeaky toys, walks with my dog buddies, and cuddle next to you.

Attributes:
- Potty trained (I do my business outside)
- Crate trained (I may whine a bit, but I then settle down with a treat and my favorite toy)
- Knows basic commands (Responds better to "here" better than "come" and knows "sit")
- Working on leash training (I pull a bit wanting to explore surroundings. Dogs walking on a leash make me nervous, I am redirected by crossing the sidewalk to the other side or we make a U turn)
- Dog friendly (I do not have issues walking with leashed familiar dogs, slow introduction, once comfortable I like lounging next to my dog buddies)
- Tolerant of cats
- Good with children
- Affectionate (I will follow you, be next to you, and show you how much I love you)
- Outdoorsy (Love sunbathing! A fenced yard is best for my needs)

I am looking for my forever home with a family that is loving and patient. I need time to trust outside dogs mean no harm. I am intelligent and a fast learner. All I need is an opportunity to show you what a great catch I am. If you are in search of your best friend and cuddle buddy, look no further! Apply now!

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here

Brother Gerardo is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. He is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Brother Gerardo is currently being fostered in Charles Town, WV.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.