#12426 Strayer

Medium-size, Male, Young Spaniel,
Energy Level 3

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

Meet Strayer! He’s guessed to be an 11 month old Spaniel mix weighing around 45 lbs after gaining a little needed weight. He’s super cute and looking for his forever family! Strayer has been through a lot in his short life and will need work on confidence building and having good interactions with new people and dogs. He’s still a puppy who will need love, consistent expectations and patient work on adjusting to a new home.
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🐾 Very sweet, loving boy who is learning to meet new people more comfortably. If you have a pup with you, he is more comfortable right away.
🐾 He’s definitely skittish/ unsure in new situations and unexpected noises. He’ll do best in a quiet neighborhood where he can learn the world is a good, safe place.
🐾 Mostly housebroken. This is a work in progress.
🐾 He loves taking toys out one by one to play with for a little before going back to get a new one. We end up with a pile on the couch and empty toy basket by the end of each day 😂 Likes chewing on bones and frozen kongs will keep him busy for a while
🐾 Good combination between playful/fun puppy and napper. Can entertain himself for a while if you’re working. Lower energy level than a typical puppy
🐾 Food motivated! Looooves treats
🐾 He has done well the couple times he’s been in a car.
🐾 He's doing nicely on the leash. He likely hasn’t been on a leash much before rescue so this will need continued work with his adopters.
🐾 He’s a silly boy! He keeps us laughing all day, he'd be ok being the only dog or would love living with a submissive sibling.
🐾 He loves meeting new dogs, he gets so excited he's even done somersaults
🐾 Doesn’t like being left alone for long. His foster is working on building his confidence to be alone but for now he’s looking for a family with someone home all or most of the day and can devote time to continued separation training.

Strayer is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. He is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Strayer is currently being fostered in Frederick, MD.

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.