Lover Boy

Location: Merritt Island, Florida
Age: 9 years
Sex: Male/Neutered
Weight: 25 lbs
Kids: Yes
Other Dogs: Yes
Cats: Yes
Other Small Animals: Unknown
Available As Of: 07/28/2017
Adoption Fee: $250

Lover Boy was part of the Georgia gang that was taken in months ago from one home in GA. Lover Boy probably earned his name because he would mount other dogs. However, he was recently neutered and this has eliminated this behavior. This is definitely wonderful news, because mounting is certainly one of those habits that everyone would love for their dogs to avoid.

Lover Boy suffers from allergy and skin issues, but they are manageable. His allergy issues began with his move to Florida, so it is possible that a move north would help his skin issues. His back end is a little wonky; however, it does not appear to cause him any discomfort. Because of his wonky legs, his foster mom has found giving him the command of “stand” to be very useful. Lover Boy will do kind of a show stance when he needs his belly band put on or when being picked up. Lover Boy also tends to lay and sit with his back legs behind him.

He loves all people but seems to be skittish around the 3 most recent men in his life. His foster mom thinks it might be because a man was the caretaker in his previous home. He will need to be with a male who will continue to build his trust. Lover Boy is a happy camper who loves to be around his people but may be skittish with people walking, mostly men but sometimes women, too. This tends to only happen at home. Despite this fearfulness, he still wants to be around people and is fearless in his adventures outside of the home. He has never growled or shown aggression to people but has growled before at his reflection in a glass door and at his foster pug sibling who licks faces.

He is mostly house trained. However, when his foster mom takes him to other people’s houses, she has him wear a belly band because he has tried to mark. His foster mom puts a belly band on him if they are gone longer than 3 hours from home, but there has yet to be a time when he has urinated in his belly band while they are gone. Lover Boy does not use a crate in his foster home, but it may be possible for him to use one in his forever home. He does tend to lie long ways, though, so his new home will need a long crate! He readily goes outside to go potty and at his former foster home, he would scratch at the door. However, so far at his current foster home, he has only scratched to come back inside.

Lover Boy loves to sit on the couch and watch TV, as well as go for wagon rides and walks. He will find a dog bed that he likes and be okay lying on it all by himself. He does not need to be by your side at all times. There is a bone basket and a toy basket in his foster home and occasionally, he will go and pick one out and amuse himself.  He has run around and played with his foster sibling, who is a hound, and other younger dogs he has visited, but mostly he is laid back. He loves to patrol the property lines of his foster home, especially along the 200 ft. dock.

Someone is almost always home with Lover Boy in his foster home, but his foster mom feels that he would be okay being alone up to 4-5 hours. So if he does not find a home where someone is home all day with him, he will at least require a dog parent that can come home mid-day to let him out for a potty break or one who will hire a dog walker/sitter for a mid-day visit.

His foster mom really thinks that he would love a home with kids, especially boys. He has been to visit the neighbor kids and loves them! When not with them, he will look longingly at the neighbor’s house to be able to spend time with the children again.

Lover Boy is so calm, loving and devoted. He would be very excited to have a family that will take him on adventures and love him unconditionally. If you can provide him with such a home, he would love to be your best little bud!

  • WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
  • APPLICATIONS FROM FLORIDA, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
  • ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT.
  • WE REQUIRE THE DOG TO BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE CITY/STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE.
  • IF A DOG IS LISTED ON “OUR AVAILABLE DOGS” PAGE AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION, THEN THAT FRENCHIE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
  • FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION.
  • PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO BE EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.  

If you are interested in adopting Lover Boy, please fill out an online application.  Apply