General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Current Age: 4 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
Bert came to us on Valentines Day. His injuries revealed that he must have been struck by a car and dragged a ways. It appeared he had been hit probably a week before we rescued him. Poor Bert was sleeping in the cold and in excruciating pain.The xrays taken to evaluate his injuries show that he has been shot with a shot gun at some point in time as he has buck shot in many places. What a sad life he has had.
The vets cared for him daily for over a month and were able to save his leg. Although he has many scars from this ordeal, he is the sweetest, most loving boy ever. He is now in a loving foster home and is looking for his furever home where he can continue his recovery and enjoy his new life ahead.
Notes from Bert's foster: From what we can tell so far, he'll be a wonderful house dog. He's incredibly sweet and loves to show affection and won't hesitate to paw or lick when he wants some. A lot of times he will sheepishly scoot closer, trying to put his head on your lap. He will sometimes try to bowl his way over the other dogs to get to us for lovin' and doesn't have any idea of lap etiquette, but that's fine. He's just happy to be with people.
When we get home from work, he is VERY excited. He doesn't bark, but he does whine and stamp (cute) from excitement until we let him out. There is no shortage of tail wagging any time there's activity - the little guy is just happy to be alive. He's got pretty good house manners, honestly. We haven't heard him bark, he marked a little when we first got him but it's no problem as long as we take him out occasionally. He doesn't exactly like going in the crate (he's smart!) but he's fine once he's in it.
He gets along well with our two boys (unless there's confusion over whose bone is whose). Distributing treats is fine as long as they're not chew treats and it's done in order of seniority. He's not rambunctious, but he moves around! His tail will wag at light speed but he's a peppy little guy when he wants to be. He must just love being alive.
All in all, he's a GREAT dog and has a big heart. He's easy to care for and he's so fun, earnest, and affectionate - a pleasure to have around.