Sparky in Pittsburgh

Sparky in Pittsburgh
Age: 3 or 5 years ??
Weight: 85 now, probably will be around 100 when done gaining.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Nicknames: Spark, Grandma
Good with other dogs?: Dog selective.
Sparky is great with our dog, ABR Alum Boomer. We feel boomer is his therapy dog. That being said, Sparky has been reactive to other dogs. We would recommend a meeting and would prefer another dog in the house to help him with his nerves. Spark seems be ok no matter what is going on, if Boomer is removed, Spark will sometimes bark or just be fidgety.
Good with cats? unknown, will not be adopted to a home with a cat
Good with children? unknown, will not be adopted to a home with kids under 10
Activity Preference: Needs a couple walks a day., Needs in-house activities
IQ: Smart
Sparky’s favorite things: Sparky loves attention. He wants to be part of the family. If you are sitting on the couch, he wants to sit on the couch. If Boomer goes for a walk or car ride, he wants to go for a walk or car ride. He is very loving and just wants to be right beside you. He loves belly scratches and treats. He does very well in the car so it seems like he LOVES car rides. Every time we go near our cars, he pulls to get in them. He sits for the most part and enjoys the ride.
Sparky is good at: meeting people, staying in a crate, behaving in the house, going for car rides, cuddling, other: Sparky came to us with no commands or tricks. He quickly has picked up sit and wait. We believe with some work he can pick almost anything up for the right price (treat ;-))
Ideal home: another dog, someone at home most of the day, a fenced yard
Training Needs: socialization with dogs, leash training, needs obedience training
Health issues: None that we know of right now. Sparky is a mystery as he came to us in bad shape, starving to death. He seems to be healthy and energetic.

Meet Sparky

Spark has a great personality and is going to make somebody a great dog. We would have been foster failures, but he is too big to live in an apartment. He loves cuddling, going for walks, eating, and making you happy in general. If you are sitting down watching TV without him, he will make noises and whine to let you know that he LOVES that show as well and would like to watch it with you. That being said, Fair Warning, Sparky likes to eat…socks and small garments included. You must be extra careful to not have ANYTHING on the floor or within his reach. He seems to be growing out of this as he puts on more weight, but we still do not have the trust to allow him out of his crate or x-pen without strict monitoring. Did I mention he loves crawling up on the couch and watching TV with you? Spark also does well with baths and nail trimmings and loves the attention he gets while he is out and about. He loves meeting new people and also loves nothing more than to see his owner return from a long day at work. He shows more pep and energy everyday and I think we have finally taught him how to run! I am not sure yet, but Spark may need long walks or free time in the yard to keep him occupied. HE LOVES his black kong. This is the only toy we let him have, due to his eating habits, but he loves chewing on it…for hours if you let him! Overall, Spark needs a little finishing school manners, but has the makings of a great dog if you have some time to work with him!