Adopted Added June 08, 2018
Garin was part of a litter of 3 pups dropped off at the Oakland Animal Services by their owner. He is a big boy for only being about six months and will need consistent training to keep his curious mind busy. He is super sweet and loves affection. Garin can be like a typical teenager and be defiant and in the next breath go do everything you wanted.
When we first met him he was growling and shut down in his kennel he was afraid being there all by himself. We brought his sister over to see him and he did a 180, he came right to the kennel door and was wagging his tail and giving kisses. We brought him out to the yard and he was the typical happy go lucky puppy. We decided to bring him into the rescue, knowing with time, love and training he will be an awesome dog.
So far he is crate trained and other than some excitement pee, he is potty trained. Garin is ready and waiting for his new home. If you are looking for a large dog, he will most likely be that. His ears are tyring to rise too.
UPDATE: 8/29/18 FOSTER NOTES: I have fostered Garin for 2 weeks in SF and he has been great with the crate. No on going barking or whining and no accidents in crate. He is very affectionate and wants to cuddle! He is still a puppy but not over the top playing. He chills out quite easily. He knows sit and shake now. Working on recall and down commands. Taken in the car on road trips and he lies down and is quiet. He has done some walking on leash in city and getting use to sounds and experiences as well as being walked on leash. No issues of fear or aggression with seeing other dogs on the street! Plays well with big dogs. Likely would with small dogs too. I have 3 cats and he mostly ignores them unless one runs and he will chase but calls off easily. The cat likes to play to with him. I do not worry about him hurting them at all! Overall a sweet boy who would be a great companion dog in an urban setting ( or anywhere). he is goofy and loves to spoon on the bed lol. I would recommend kids be 9 and above as very young kids he is not use to being around.