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Dooley
Dooley is a sweet, loving guy who lives his life with a sunny attitude and a pep in his step. Come inside his album to learn about about this great boy!

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Hi! My name is Dooley and I am a most amazing dog and companion. Stay tuned and read about all my awesomeness.

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First of all, here are my stats: I am 9.5 years young and weigh 17.5 pounds. Alas, I am a bit portly, so I am on a forced weight reduction program to get me down to my ideal weight of approx. 15 pounds. I'm not too happy about what I consider a starvation program, but it is helping me become lighter, so I guess it'll be worth it.

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Even though I have years under my belt, I am by no means a senior; hey, I'm at my prime! I love to run around outside, and occasionally throw caution to the wind and speed around in a celebration-of-life rat run.

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My foster mom says I have a good nose which never misses a scent. I love to sleuth around and explore my surrounds thoroughly.

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I get along well with all dogs I've met while being in rescue. I live with three other ratties and live harmoniously with them, even the little ankle-biter that has shown me her teeth and disdain many times. When she shows her attitude I just turn and walk away.

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Here's the little ankle-biter herself. See, I'm so accommodating...letting her stand against my back without a grumble or complaint.

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I am marvelously crate trained and go into it readily when told to. I even go into it on my own during the day for a good snooze.

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I love people! I love for them to pet me, rub me, talk to me,...did I say pet me? My theory is that there is no such thing as too much petting and will stand still for however long  someone is petting me. I wish they'd put it to the test to see if I could stand for hours at a time. Ahhhh!

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People are the best thing since sliced white bread! (which is not part of my weight-loss program, ahem!) I give full attention with eye contact when a person talks to me. And kisses - they are nice too!

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I am very food motivated (did I mention that they have me on a starvation program?) and being so motivated, I love it when the treats come out! I am proving to be a quick learner. I have an excellent 'sit' and know I have to lower my rear before treats will even come into sight.

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Here is another behavior I've learned - shake. Every man should know how to shake hands, don't you think?

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Look at my perfect 'down' and 'focus'.

I'm also working on perfecting 'wait'. It seems that as soon as I learn a new behavior, another one is added to my repertoire. I don't mind a bit since it means more treats for me!


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While I do love being outside for a good romp, I like being inside with my person better.

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Me and my shadow...aren't we a handsome pair?

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I have excellent house manners - I am housetrained and don't do things that are considered unacceptable.

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I lived in a home where I grew up with a little boy, so I know how to get along with young two-legged creatures.

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Green grass, warm sunshine...what better thing for a dog to do but roll around in the grass?

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Yep, that's a smile.

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What a handsome profile, don't you think?

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Dreaming of my new forever family...

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If you are looking for a sweet dog who loves to snuggle, I may be the guy for you. Looking for a well-mannered, calm steadfast companion? Look no further! Do you desire a dog who comes no-assembly-required, who is ready straight out of the box for his new family? Then you might want to consider adding my awesomeness to your home!

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What a happy and handsome guy. And a very lucky one to be fostered by the Collins'. Love the descriptions....Jo Jo was the same age when I adopted him and what a treasure he was....all due to being a "graduate" of the Collins' loving foster home.
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Kathy Rose, Wed, 8 Mar 2017 3:52PM
 
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