Guinness needs a new home! Your guess on breed is as good as ours; maybe he has 3 or 4 breeds in him. He’s got some kind of water dog like Labrador retriever or Chesapeake Bay retriever in him, as his fur has a similar oiliness, texture, and smell to your average retriever. We are estimating him to be around 2 to 3 years old; he is a happy, energetic young dog. He is 59 pounds.
He has been introduced to multiple cats in multiple situations and did just fine with them. He can be reactive with some dogs, and others not, but as a result we would recommend he be an only dog. He has met children, and while he does have some energy and was a bit jumpy and rambunctious, he was quite friendly and seemed to very much enjoy their company. Small children may be overwhelmed by him unless the parents are willing to continue Guinness’ training to not jump on people. Just in general, he enjoys the company of people. We are not sure of his history, as he was an abandonment case, but he does appear to have been hit at his last home, as he has a strong duck reaction to fast movement. He just acts like he wants to avoid getting hurt; there is no defensiveness to him at all. He is an all around very nice, friendly dog. He is smart too; he is quite eager to learn, especially when a treat is involved. He wants to please.
Guinness has been neutered and will come up to date on his shots as a part of his adoption fee. He has also been wormed and treated topically with a flea/tick/mite preventative (Vectra 3D)
If you are interested in adopting Guinness, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or stop in during open hours and meet him, no appointment necessary. Hours are M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come play with or walk Guinness while he waits for a forever home; he will greatly appreciate it!