goodwithdogs - Good With Dogs
badwithdogs - Bad With Dogs
needsanotherdog- Needs Another Dog
shy - Shy
goodwithcats - Good With Cats
badwithcats - Bad With Cats
goodwithkids - Good With Kids
badwithkids - Bad With Kids
likescar - Good In Cars
badinacar - Bad In Cars
willpottyonleash - Will Potty On Leash
willnotpottyonleash - Will Not Potty On Leash
goodinapartment - Good In Apartments
notgoodinapartments - Bad In Apartments
housetrained - Housetrained
workingonhousetraining - Working on Housetraining
needsafence - Needs A Fence
doesnotneedafence - Does Not Need A Fence
fencejumper - Fence Jumper
likestodig - Likes To Dig
couchpotato - Couch Potato
highenergy - High Energy
cratetrained - Crate Trained
specialneeds - Special Needs
Gatsby Popular Good with DogsPotties on a leashWorking on HousetrainingLikes to ride in the car
Gender: Male Age: 11 years - AARB Status: Available
Sponsored By:
Maria Allen.

Gatsby is a lively senior dog who is loving his new experiences as an indoor beagle after living outdoors most of his life. His two most favorite things are a snuggly blanket and a warm lap. He thrives on verbal praise and soaks up attention and petting.

In his foster home he has nearly mastered potty training and sleeps through the night.

He currently resides with two senior foster-dog sisters. He really enjoys snuggling on the dog bed with the biggest one (55 pounds), so we think he would be fine having a big dog sibling. But he is not interested in wrestling and speaks his mind if he thinks he is about to get bumped into. He would do best with a doggy sibling who is calm like him.

He has not been tested with dogs smaller than him nor with cats or kids.

He doesn’t seem to understand yet to leave the other dogs alone when they are eating, so Gatsby has happily been eating his meals in his crate. After he is done eating, he announces that he would like to exit the crate. His foster home hasn’t tried crating him for extended periods since he is not destructive.

Medically, Gatsby had a busy spring (a neuter and eight teeth pulled), but he took it all in stride with a wagging tail and (gummy) doggy smile. The vet discovered that he has an old hip injury that hadn’t healed properly – you’ll see evidence of this in his cute wobbling walk and his unique way of sitting. It doesn’t seem to cause him any pain, but he does have some limitations – he does not seem able to jump onto furniture or into the car, and he will not use the stairs in the foster home. He is a little guy (only 24 pounds) and is fine with being picked up such as to enter/exit the car. He walks nicely on a leash and enjoys short strolls but would not be a good candidate for hiking or jogging.

Loveable and loving Gatsby is ready to be your loyal friend. Get your lap ready!

NOTE: Dogs may be located in any of our six volunteer states (WI, IL, IN, OH, PA, MI).