Handsome. Loveable. Fun-Loving. Snuggling champion.
These are just a few of the ways to describe the wonderfulness that is Adoptable Underdog Earl. Although we don’t know for sure what his genetic makeup is, his big square head and droopy lips make us think he might have some mastiff or bulldog ancestors. DNA doesn’t really matter when you’re as cool as Earl, though. One minute he could be the poster dog for a “Most Interesting Dog In The World” campaign and the next he looks like the biggest goofball ever as he chases a ball...or anything you throw, really. (Apples dropping from the apple tree will do just fine for him!)
Earl is around 4.5 years old and is on the larger side at around 70 pounds. He loves consistency in his daily routines and sometimes needs a bit of time to warm up to new people and situations. He thrives on force-free training and a responsive human partner who helps him realize that making good choices is fun and rewarding. Earl lived with older children a few years ago, but he hasn’t been around kids since he entered rescue. Due to his tendency to have no idea how big he is, he’d probably do best with sturdy humans who aren’t easily knocked over and people who can handle having him in their laps. (Yes--he’s a lap dog!)
Earl was previously adopted into a family with another dog, but after a few months he decided he didn’t want to share his space with her, so he’s now looking for a home where he can be the only dog. Earl enjoys romps in the yard, and he is always up for a good game of fetch but in general he’s a pretty moderate energy dog around the house. He can be a strong walker, so a family who’s willing to put in the time to teach him the joys of loose leash walking (or who have a securely fenced yard) would be ideal.
Earl truly is the perfect mix of “Most Interesting Dog in the World” and “World’s Biggest Goofball”. If this is the sort of dog your family has been looking for, please contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earl’s vital statistics & forever family needs: