New to Rescue!
If a home is in need of a friend for any resident kitties, this is the
boy for you! MacDuff absolutely LOVES kitties. Apparently he had a
kitty many years ago, who would curl up in his fur to sleep. When this
kitty passed away due to old age, MacDuff missed him terribly. In
MacDuff's new foster home, the resident cats were SO eagerly greeted,
the resident dogs immediately took second place.
MacDuff was surrendered by his owners because they felt he needed more
time, attention and exercise than they could provide him. He is 6 years
old, and a strikingly handsome boy, a bit tall and big boned. Along with
his good looks, MacDuff has very soulful and intelligent eyes, giving
him a regal appearance.
Due to herding tendencies, it is recommended that MacDuff's new home
have a fence and no small children. While on walks, MacDuff needs to be
under strict leash control, as he will tend to want to herd (translate:
lunge/nip) passing joggers, bicyclists or skateboarders. Other than this
herding breed trait, and a penchant for food aggression with other dogs,
MacDuff is a very good boy. He is housebroken, calm, occasionally a
bit barky outside if he feels the need to let you know there are others
out and about - but very easily distracted and quieted. Being slightly
large and boisterous with people when playing, MacDuff would be a bit
much for smaller children. With his intelligence and capacity to learn,
MacDuff could be easily trained to settle quickly in most other
MacDuff showed great promise when taken to basic obedience classes, and
is very well mannered. He would enjoy additional learning, and would
excel beyond these basic lessons, given the opportunity. He would also
be a great candidate for herding or agility lessons.
Initially a bit reserved with strangers, MacDuff warms up and shows a
great capacity for love and affection to those he is familiar with.
Friendly with other dogs, he thoroughly enjoys playing chase in the yard
with his foster labrador brother. MacDuff appears to want to be close to
a person, and enjoys being indoors. He would be fine as either an only
dog, or with other dogs in the household as long as the food situation
was monitored. Of course, he feels kitties in any living situation
would be greatly appreciated!
This gentle lad is used to living as part of a family, and is asking for
somebody to give him again the sense of belonging he was so accustomed
to. He asks nothing more than being able to safely entrust his heart
unconditionally to somebody who will devote theirs to him in return.
MacDuff is being fostered in Minneapolis, MN