This handsome little fella is Roo Roo - Oregon Humane Society. Roo is a 3-year-old, 51 pound lab mix who came to us from Pendleton. As you can see in his video, not only does he love to play ball, but he loves peanut butter! What doesn’t he love? Other animals. Roo needs to be the only dog in the home and would probably do best as the only pet in the home. He’s a lovely guy, but he prefers to have all the attention to himself. It’s very likely he was never around other dogs when he was younger, and now….well let’s just say he doesn’t know how to act around other dogs, so he’s awkward. Dogs who don’t know how to be around other dogs often react like….I’m just going to say it. They act like jerks. Roo doesn’t like other dogs, he doesn’t know how to act around them, and he’d really just prefer not to have to do it. So, that’s why we’re looking for a home where he can be the one-and-only.
He’s looking for a quiet, low-key home in a quiet neighborhood, preferably with a fully fenced yard so you can play ball with him without other dogs around. He’s definitely not a dog park kind of dog, due to his dislike of other doggos. He’s probably a bit much for little kids and would do better in an adult-only home, or one with older, rugged sturdy kids.
His least favorite thing: Going to the vet. He gets very scared and will likely need to be sedated for most vet visits (fun fact, one of MY dogs also needs to be sedated to go the vet)! He’s been staying in a foster home the past few months and is doing very well there. He just needs stability, routine, a quite place with a quiet person or family, and lots of love and patience while he settles in.
Do you think you could provide this beautiful boy the kind of home he needs? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of his profile and someone from Oregon Humane will give you a call to tell you more about him.