When Joey first arrived at GSRNE his
fur was matted, he was overweight, and he was suffering from an ear
infection and conjunctivitis in his eye. Despite his obvious
discomfort, Joey was still a friendly, loving dog. As soon as he
arrived at his foster home he was put on a diet and given proper
medications; after just a few weeks he was starting to shine.
Joey has a beautiful plush long coat
and can be described as a gentle giant that enjoys affection. He’s
vocal and likes to “talk” and will lean on people to be petted.
While in the house he’s well behaved and likes to follow his foster
dad around. As he’s lost weight he’s been getting more energy but is
still a bit of a couch potato when indoors!
Tennis balls? Not for this dog!
Joey loves to play with soccer balls and basketballs and will play
fetch with them. He doesn’t do well with stuffed toys as he tends to
destroy them and eat the stuffing. He rides well in the car and will
sit quietly looking out the window. He also likes going to the dog
park and for the occasional swim. He loves meeting new people and
gets along with most dogs. He shows too much interest in cats and
would do best in a feline free home.
New owners will need to incorporate
brushing into their routine as Joey’s fur gets matted easily.
They’ll also want to continue giving him a weekly ear wash to keep
his ears clean. It’s possible he has seasonal allergies and may need
to use eye medication at certain times of the year.
Joey doesn’t ask for much. His
ideal home will be a family that gives him daily exercise and takes
care of his grooming needs. Could it be you? If so you’ll be
rewarded with a big teddy bear kind of dog!