Date(s): Helena, AL. Album by New Rattitude. 1 - 21 of 21 Total. 97 Visits.
1 Hi! My name is Dooley and I am a most amazing dog and companion. Stay tuned and read about all my awesomeness.
2 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.
3 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.
4 My foster mom says I have a good nose which never misses a scent. I love to sleuth around and explore my surrounds thoroughly.
5 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.
6 Here's the little ankle-biter herself. See, I'm so accommodating...letting her stand against my back without a grumble or complaint.
7 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.
8 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!
9 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!
10 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.
11 Here is another behavior I've learned - shake. Every man should know how to shake hands, don't you think?
12 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!
13 While I do love being outside for a good romp, I like being inside with my person better.
14 Me and my shadow...aren't we a handsome pair?
15 I have excellent house manners - I am housetrained and don't do things that are considered unacceptable.
16 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.
17 Green grass, warm sunshine...what better thing for a dog to do but roll around in the grass?
18 Yep, that's a smile.
19 What a handsome profile, don't you think?
20 Dreaming of my new forever family...
21 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!
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. - Kathy Rose, Wed, 8 Mar 2017 3:52PM