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Nipper is such a GOOD BOY! He is so very well trained – I’ve never seen such a smart dog! He knows how to navigate through our home, to the water bowl, to the back door, and back inside to his bed. When he needs to go out, he barks several times in a row. He follows the command to “walk”, and if he’s about to run into something, “easy” will let him know to go slow or change direction. Sometimes he forgets how to get back into the house, so he will bark a few times to let us know he needs help.

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Apparently he lost some weight before coming into foster, but he still needs to lose more. He’s not great walking on a leash and would much rather have a yard to wander around. He LOVES to eat, is food motivated, and he can smell food from wherever he is. He will bark once or twice to let you know that he’s aware you have food. We are trying to keep him off people food snacks so that he will lose weight. But it’s hard with that adorable face looking up at you!

Nipper is rather shy and can be timid about trying new things. He is not at all aggressive and he just wants to hang out. He’s not interested in toys, and is not playful with the other dogs. He has no reaction to our cat. He doesn’t necessarily want to cuddle, he justs wants to be next to someone (we put him on the couch with us) or to know that someone is nearby. Nipper is a very laid back guy!

Nipper is not a fan of car rides. I buckled him in the front passenger seat for his most recent trip to the vet, and that seemed to help him. He is also startled by sudden loud noises.

Nipper would be a great dog in any family! Did I mention that Nipper is a GOOD boy?!!

Nipper’s recent tests show that he has a mild case of Cushing’s Syndrome.  He is on medication to keep him healthy!

Nipper is forever in our hearts.

About Me

  • Sex Male (neutered)
  • Size Medium (50 lbs.)
  • Age 10 years, 7 months old(DOB Oct 31, 2012)
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Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Yes
Good with children? Yes


Currently fostered in Pennsville, NJ. (Transport is available)

Health Info

  • Vision Completely Blind(Cause: Optic Nerve Hypoplasia; Cataracts)
  • Health Notes
    Overweight. Extended abdomen. Pending results of adrenal testing and ultrasound for additional information.

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