11 year old • Male • 50 lbs
Mister Mosey is black with brown eyes, a little bit of gray on his snout, and floppy ears.
If you are looking for your first canine companion: your search has ended. Mister Mosey would be a great fit for a first time dog parent. He is a total sweetheart! A touch reserved and cautious at first, once he gets to know you, he is a shadow—keeping an eye on what you're doing and where you're going. When you are his person, you are his PERSON.
Mister Mosey is a dream to walk on the leash. He adores taking his time to (literally) mosey along on a sniffy walk, and other times he’s happy to trot alongside you—tail wags and all. Mister Mosey is not reactive to small creatures (such as squirrels, rabbits, cats) and even ignores barking dogs in yards while on walks. He is a social creature, and can be eager to make new friends. New intros are best taken slowly, with a keen eye on both dogs to see how it goes. More often than not, Mister Mosey has made a new friend.
When you're ready to relax, he is right there with you and is happiest when a part of his body (or most of it . . .) is touching yours. Mister Mosey's foster mom works from home, and he is a great companion in the home office—settling down with a chew toy or taking a nap, and very happy for a lunchtime spin. His soft (and sometimes less soft) snores are a treat, and they help you forget about any troubles of the day.
Mister Mosey is house-trained. He is not crate-trained; but given his age, that shouldn't be insisted on. He doesn't bother anything in the home when left to his own devices. Although his signals to be let out aren’t the clearest, a consistent schedule of outdoor time has been successful for him. Mister Mosey is also a fan of sleeping in, and enjoys being tucked in for the night, and will let you get a solid 8+ hours in. He loves food and treats, so is highly treat-motivated. (No known allergies, and LOVES to eat anything he is offered.)
Mister Mosey adores playtime romping with canine companions, but should be the only dog in the household. He has cohabitated with cats and generally pays them no mind. For potential adopters with cats, please note that our decompression protocol is so important, and will help set everyone in the family up for success!
Mister Mosey's ideal new parent would be someone who is around a lot of the day. As he does (minimum) barking inside the home, he would be better suited to a detached home (rather than an apartment/condo/townhome). He would adore a home with a fenced yard. (He is precious to watch exploring.)
He is 100% up for adventures, and is happiest when with his people. If you are looking for a faithful companion to move through life with, look no further!
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Mister Mosey is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered, and heartworm negative. He has some separation anxiety, for which he takes trazodone and prozac. Other than that, his health is good.
Mister Mosey's first owner adored him, but had to give him up when they moved into an assisted living facility. His most recent owner loves him, but because of their declining health, and need of a service dog (that Mister Mosey's age and disposition didn’t make him a good candidate,) they made the difficult decision to let Mister Mosey find a new forever home that will better fit his needs. He is a well loved pup, with many fans around Durham.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.