Eli is a 3 yr old pup, surrendered by his owner because he became intolerant of kids mistreating him. He was raised in a family environment with 4 young kids and another dog. His previous owner didn't believe in training dogs, so poor Eli never learned the RIGHT things to do and was simply punished for doing the wrong things. Now Eli is afraid to do ANYTHING for fear of punishment. It takes Eli a little time to warm up to people he doesn't know, but he is goofy and affectionate once he trusts a person. He enjoys going for walks, and rides in the car. He plays nicely with other dogs and seems to ignore free roaming cats. Eli LOVES to play fetch. He is looking for an adult home that is more laid back and quiet, with people who are patient, kind and willing to use positive reinforcement training to help him gain confidence in himself.
UNFORTUNATELY,ADULT DOGS ARE OFTEN PASSED OVER FOR ADOPTION. THESE DOGS ARE USUALLY HOMELESS DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE OWNERS CONTROL. SOMEONE HAS LOVED THEM AND CARED FOR THEM FOR A LONG TIME. THEY COME WITHOUT BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS, WITH PERSONALITIES AND TEMPERAMENTS THAT ARE WELL KNOWN, AND OFTEN WITHOUT ANY MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES. REMEMBER, THERE ARE BREEDS WITH LIFE EXPECTANCIES OF ONLY 6 YEARS AND IT IS FAIRLY COMMON FOR DOGS TO LIVE 16 YEARS. A 10 YR OLD CAN HAVE A LIFETIME TO GIVE!
A DOG'S PLEA
Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in
all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though
I should lick your hand between blows, your patience and
understanding will more quickly teach me the things you
would have me learn.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's
sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging
of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I
am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter
elements. I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting
at your feet beside the hearth. Keep my pan filled with
fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.
Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp
and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side and
stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my
life, should your life be in danger.
And, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer
enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic
efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun.
Please see that my trusting life is taken gently. I shall leave
this earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my
fate was always safest in your hands. Author Unknown.
Afton, NY 13730
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