Freddy found himself at a local shelter. We believe Freddy may have had a pretty rough life prior to ending up there. He had callouses and a skin condition. The vet felt the skin condition was caused by a wet and unclean environment. At the shelter, Freddy was a little fearful of some people as well. We aren’t sure what his life looked like before the CA GSP Rescue, and we are hoping to find people that will show Freddy what it is to be pampered!
Freddy’s skin and coat are looking much better, and he doesn’t seem shy any more! Freddy acts much younger than he looks! His cute gray face makes him look like a distinguished senior, but our vet and the shelter estimate him to be about 10 years old. If you go just by his activity level, you might even think he’s younger as he prances around the play yard with a big stick, or hunts the bushes and shadows on the fence. Freddy can be calm and sweet, too – which is the joy of having a mature dog. He’s an independent dog; seemingly used to entertaining himself. However, Freddy still enjoys pets and attention from his friends at the rescue.
Freddy will hang out with the other dogs and loves taking walks with them. A half mile to a mile is a perfect walk for Freddy, and he is quite good on a leash, too! In his foster home, he gets along just fine with the other dogs. He has also met the Rescue cat, and was a little too interested in her, so a no-cat home is going to be Freddy’s best choice.
Freddy needs a family to call his own – with a nice soft indoor bed, some walks, some play time, and all the pampering he’s missed out on. He’s a joy on a leash and is a calm and sweet dog. He has been enjoying the pool at the Rescue, so he will probably enjoy lakes or the beach with his new people – although a baby pool would be just fine too.