If only dogs could talk!
Perhaps then 8 year old Scooter could tell us why he came to be found as a stray, suffering from a
hernia that badly needed attention, and why he is so fearful of crates and confinement.
We do know that he at one time had been well cared for and has house manners. He knows “sit”,
“lay down”, and is house trained. He does not counter surf or beg at the table. He desperately
wants to be with people, and seems to love all people he meets. He does not jump on people when
greeting them. We know he absolutely hates the crate, becomes desperate to escape, and even
when confined to a room alone, will bark and howl for someone to be with him.
When he came into rescue, it was found that some of his teeth were worn down and some even
fractured, from trying to chew his way out of a crating situation, such that he had to have calming
medications to stay confined at the clinic.
Once in his foster home and with people, he was calm as long as he was with the family. As long as
his bed was on the floor next to his human's bed, he would go right to sleep, where he would stay
until morning when they got up.
When left on his own in the house, he roamed the house, but did not get into anything or chew on
anything. Instead he watch out the picture window for them to return. He is definitely a companion
dog who wants to be with his people whenever he can.
He gets along with the family chihuahua, who is a submissive dog, but does not like very large dogs.
He loves riding in the car, and is a great traveler who will settle right down in the back seat.
If you are looking for a velcro dog for a companion, Scooter is your dog. He is content to just be with
you, wherever you are. For the price of sharing your life with him, he will give you many hours of
loyalty and love.