Dugan recently came with us to a running event and he ran a 5k with his foster mom, coming in 2nd place for canine/human teams. He'd do so well as a running or hiking partner, or with doggy sports!
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Please note: We do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed. They are cared for in our wonderful network of foster homes. it is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
Dugan is being fostered in southern Maine while he waits for his forever family to find him.
Dugan - In Maine
Last update: October 2015
Dugan is a darling boy who is a petite little lab mix at about 35 lbs. He is one year old and so much fun!
Dugan has so many wonderful qualities! He is smart, knows many commands (e.g., sit, lay down, come, stay, 'time to eat', will pee on command), and he is trained to run on a leash He is completely house trained and will go to the door and ask with a short bark to let you know he needs to go out.
Dugan is a hard player but is also a snuggler. He will literally hug you. Dugan loves human attention, belly rubs, and kisses. He is wonderful with humans of all ages (seen with children as young as 5). He is so friendly he would go off with a total stranger (and has attempted to do just that when he found one with tasty treats). Speaking of treats, he is highly food motivated. This dog would dance a jig for a treat. He is a happy, goofy, friendly, lovable, obedient, smart pup.
Dugan LOVES dogs his size and larger to play with. He absolutely adores other dogs and will chase, play, snuggle and rough house with them. He is well socialized and can recognize if another dog just isn't into him, and will back off. He has been noted to play too rough with dogs smaller than him, and cats are an absolute NO.
Dugan loves to chew...bones, antlers, stuffed animals and especially flip flops, card board, toilet paper and tissues. He will help himself to these items if left at his level. He has not used a crate for much other than eating
Dugan loves adventures and has greeted every dog along the way with his friendly ways. He is strong, and a fast runner and does well at dog parks, beaches, hiking, walks in the neighborhood, going shopping, and car rides (LOVES CAR RIDES).
Things Dugan doesn't like or can make him nervous: beeps and loud noises like smoke detectors, fireworks or really loud live music. He prefers to run on quieter streets, and will become distracted on busier streets. Dugan just needs gentle correction when something needs to change. If you stand over him or yell, he will cower, the poor babe.
He LOVES antlers and will chew on them all afternoon. Dugan needs to be crated when you are not there because he will find things to chew or tear. He LOVES playing with his female foster sister, and we think that Dugan is going to need to go to a home with another dog in order to feel safe and secure.
Dugan is an active adolescent boy who needs a fun and active home with another dog and NO cats.