JD (for Just Dog) sniff.. poor guy.. is not JUST A DOG! He is a fabulous dog! A wonderful happy boy! He talks and groans and moans and rolls on his back to show you just how HAPPY he is when he is getting lovins! He does not mind telling you when he is sad too for those big eyes look into your soul and lightly whine as they try to tell you how bad it is. But being the FABULOUS dog he is if you say NO! (breaking his heart of course) he will sadly turn away and leave.
JD is housebroken to a fault and good with a dog door. He LOVES to be on the bed with you but only if you invite him. Otherwise he is not a furniture dog. He loves a big plush dog bed and will roll and moan on it to tell you how much too! He seems good with kids and ignores the cats unless they WANT to play and then he will chase them and be silly until you say "NO!" then he sadly turns away and leaves again.
JD is one of those "easy keepers" as he loves all food (although he needs a premium food, low protien (purine) as he had urate crystals in his urine when we got him. No stones, just light crystals. But being a stone former he will need his urine checked by a veterinarian at least 2x a year. Male Dals, due to their anatomy, are particularly susceptible to urinary tract blockage by crystals or stones which could be fatal if not caught in time. You can read about the Dalmatian Urinary Stone issue on the Dalmatian Club of America website: http://www.thedca.org/stones.html
Being a middle aged boy, all the trials and tribulations of a young Dalmatian are behind him. He KNOWS what humans want and tries hard to be as 'human acting' as possible. Since JD is fearful when it thunders, a Thunder Shirt is amazing on him. Never one to stress much, just pant and walk the floors and want to be in your lap, the Thunder Shirt (http://www.thundershirt.com/) puts him right back to the old JD, usually sleeping peacefully on his much loved fluffy dog bed.
Needing a home in the worst way as the rescue kennels are a young bunch that are hard on the middle aged or senior boys, JD holds his own with them when he has too and ignores them as much as possible. He only wants to please YOU and doing anything else would be against that so he tolerates as much as he can in silence.
Not much to complain about with this spotted wonder! He is all that and a bag of chips!
Are YOU looking for 'all that' and more? Well here it is!! Waiting for YOU!
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A small little young girl still a puppy at just over a year Paris was in the Paris Ark shelter before she came here to RSR. Apparently the home there who named her Viper did not want her anymore. She is housebroken and very loving and playful and beautiful to boot! She loves to snuggle and is a wonderful tiny little girl however she can be a Viper when there is another female dog she does not like. She loves almost EVERYONE and plays so well however she is an 'alpha' and will insist on being the boss with all females. A home with NO CATS and only male dogs would be best for Miss Paris! Being so small and so sweet and lovable and just a BEAUTY to look at.. you will NOT be sorry. She is the BOMB once you get around her hatred of bossy female dogs. Yeah she will show them who is REALLY boss if they push her that is for sure! LOL ...Despite that, she listens and minds and is a great house dog who only wants her own human (and a boy dog to run and play with!) Come see her
Until the situation changes, due to Paris's current extreme alpha behavior with other female alpha dogs, she will have to be adopted either with an experienced dog aggression handler or only locally where the rescue can oversee her behavior and training.