Harvey

Harvey

Dog:Harvey 
Age:3
Weight: 77
Location: Bucks County, PA
Nicknames: Harvey Havy
Good with other dogs?: Dog selective.
Harvey does well with his female canine foster companions, an older lab and bulldog BUT he is an in your face kind of boy. He will require a really laid back female AND a family that is patient with introductions. 
Good with cats? no
Good with children? unknown, will not be adopted to a home with kids under 10
Activity Preference: Needs in-house activities, Low maintenance overall but needs quality outside time., Will go with the flow, Champion couch potato, “Energy, do you mean like walking to my food bowl?”
IQ: Has some shining moments
Havoc’s favorite things: Harvey loves toys, treats, rides in the car, sitting next to his humans, and belly rubs.
Harvey is good at: meeting people, staying in a crate, behaving in the house, going for car rides, making me feel safe, cuddling
Ideal home: someone at home most of the day, a fenced yard
Training Needs: socialization with dogs, leash training, Harvey works with a trainer weekly and is a great student!
Health issues: Harvey is  finished his treatment for the torn cruciate ligament. He had prolotherapy and is looking and feeling fantastic!

Meet Harvey

Harvey is the sweetest, squishiest boy! He loves to be with his people and just wants to sit next to you (or on top of you) wherever you are. He is great in the house! He’s very well-behaved, plays with his toys, sleeps or hangs out in his crate.  Harvey loves to snuggle and get as much attention as possible.  He is happy to welcome anyone into the house (the cable guy, grandma, the guy next door) he is a one-dog welcome wagon!

Harvey does have some areas where he needs a lot of work.  He loves to go for walks, BUT he tries to go after anything that moves ( cars that are driving by, people walking by themselves or with dogs).  His foster mom says he is probably the strongest dog she has  ever walked! Harvey is going to need someone strong enough to handle him until he figures out how to not be so obnoxious during walks.  When there is no one around he walks perfectly on a leash.  He does have a prey drive and the nose of a bloodhound!  He will get a smell and focus on that.  Harvey has been working hard with a trainer every week to overcome his urge to chase moving objects on walks.  His foster mom is pretty confident with frequent and consistent training, Harvey will continue to do well.
Harvey would do fine as an only dog.  If he were to have a canine sibling it would have to be a patient female.  Of course, with any new arrival, Harvey would do best with SLOW introductions and incorporation into his new home.  He is an in your face type and it will take time for another dog to adjust as well as for Harvey to realize where he fits.  With a little patience, consistency, boundaries and lots of love, Harvey will reach his full potential and be the amazing boy he was meant to be!

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