Walker was diagnosed with epilepsy and is now on phenobarbital.
Walker is a solid, young dog. He is respectful of corrections, but loves to play non-stop if he can. He is a growly player. So expect him to talk back. He is learning from his foster home and four-legged family. Walker knows to go into his crate to be fed and he sleeps there too.
Walker has limited vision as he has difficulty seeing in low light. He has totally detached retinas possibly due to some sort of trauma. He does not appear to be in pain. The vet observed the eye movement (similar to vestibular) and the “off” gait he has. While exaggerated stepping is associated with the blindness, the limited correction of the paws when they fold over, and the wide spread of his body movements may be neurological. Walker may be a little bit different but it does not slow him down.
Walker will bark and scratch a door when he wants to go out. When crated, he will bark, when loose he goes straight to the door and scratch. He will notify you when it is time to be fed and will run right into his crate and patiently wait for his bowl. He, however, does not like when another dog comes around his food.
Walker is anxious with new situations such as getting into the car, going to the vet etc. but settles when he has time to work out what is going on.
Walker is not comfortable around a lot of dogs and will probably do best in a home as an only dog with owners who are not away for long hours. He’s a doll when cuddling by himself with his person or people. Total devotion. Takes treats ever so nicely (even from the vet techs he just met), needs some leash walking help. Still tries to chew on your shoes while your feet are still in them, loves to have you try and chase him, plays tug-of-war with rope toys, totally loves his Kong with cheese and any Nylabone.
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- Sex Male (neutered)
- Size Large (60)
- Age Approx. 10 months as of Jan/19
Good with other dogs? Other
Good with cats? Unknown
Good with children? Yes
Currently fostered in Sayreville, NJ. (Transport is available)
- Vision Vision impaired(Cause: Difficulty Seeing in Low Light)
Walker is looking for his forever home. If you think it could be yours, read more about Adopting from BDRA before submitting your application below.
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