Deacon is a gentle & calm Staffy / Boxer mix who is 5 years old and weighs 40 lbs. He is a friendly, intelligent, obedient, boy with medium energy who gets along well with kids, other dogs & cats! This sweet dog is good around all animals (including the pet rabbit and deer that regularly walk the yard in his foster home ... no barking or chasing!). He has awesome leash manners (heels, never pulls), watches for cars, and knows basic commands. He has a very calm demeanor, but will play & show off for treats which he takes gently from your hand after earning it. This happy boy loves taking walks, hiking trails or playing in the water. He is so content we believe that Deacon can thrive in any home ... fenced yard, perfect ... apartment living, no problem ... home with another dog, awesome ... alone by himself everyday, he'll catch up on his beauty sleep ... active family, he's up for any adventure ... couch potato, where's his pillow?
Deacon is HW+ and is currently available for a foster to adopt situation until his HW treatment is complete and he is medically cleared for adoption. Heartworm disease is not contagious (dogs get it from mosquitos). It is easily prevented & highly treatable, but requires extended rest during treatment. BarkVille will cover all Deacon's medical expenses while he's being fostered. He is housebroken, neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped and is currently being crate trained in his foster home.
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