Harry

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Harry is an OR due to family circumstances.  He is 13 years old, 15 inches, 34 pounds.  He is now neutered, UTD, heartworm and fecal negative, and has a dental scheduled.

An update from his foster mom: Harry is a quiet, friendly senior boy who has made himself at home here.  He gets along fine with the other dogs (a senior female Sheltie and two adult male Havaneses), and he ignores the cat or even avoids him.  He doesn’t seem to play with toys.  Being an older fellow, he is content to spend a lot of his time sleeping somewhere nearby.  At night, he sleeps in a dog bed right beside my bed.  He is a very early riser, pawing at my bed to let me know he’s up.  I think the main reason is that he wants to eat!

He seems to be hungry all the time, so he relishes mealtimes and that is about the only time he barks—and he has a very loud bark that he uses to encourage me to hurry with food preparation.  He eats beside the other Sheltie and watches for any food she might drop, but he doesn’t try to take her food while she is eating.  He is a gentleman!

Harry is housebroken and walks well on a leash.  He is okay with baths and getting brushed.  He does not like to get in the car, as it usually ends in a trip to the vet or the groomer.  However, he rides well in the car.  I just have trouble getting him in and out, as he is heavy for me to lift.  When visitors come to the house, he will greet them and ask to be petted, even crowding out the other dogs to be first in line.  He has met my grandchildren, all teenagers, and he briefly met the two-year-old grandson of a friend of mine, but I don’t know of his overall exposure to children.  He seemed fine with all the ones he has met.

I feel that his general health has improved since he came to HSS.  He does have a residual cough that has been investigated and is not contagious and responds to cough medication.  He is a happy, sweet dog who has a lot of companionship to offer.