Hi! I'm Ranger. That's short for Adventure Ranger 'cause I'm 100% about High Adventure! I'm a handsome, 'blue,' high energy 1-1/2 year old boy. Iâm 65 pounds and 24" at the shoulder. I'm not the biggest boy around, but I like to be one of the quickest. I can give you a seven-step lead and still beat you up the stairs; and not by knocking you aside either. I'm really agile! I used to live with a Weim named Shadow, my age & size, and we had a high-old-time every day, bouncing and romping around, always ready for excitement, and quite willing to create some for each other. Apparently this became a bit much for the couple of people we were living with. They had had Labs before, and were a bit surprised that we didn't hang out like their previous "porch dogs" all the time. Don't get me wrong, I like to hang out quietly, but then it's time to Run! and Play! and Bounce! and Chase! and Fetch! The people found this a bit much for them, and decided to give us the opportunity to see the world and meet new people and dogs. Shadow and I are doing this separately since we fed off of each other's energy. But that's OK - I like to meet other dogs and people, and get along with them just fine. Other dogs don't jazz me up like Shadow did. Not that I'm a dull boy or anything - I can be plenty energetic without her too. Right now I'm living with two other male Weims, but they're several years older than me. The oldest is a bit stiff and grumpy so I usually give him some space. The middle-aged one is fun to run with, but sometimes I get alarmed when he gets a bit rough when we romp; then our guardian steps in to tone things down before we start snapping at each other. Our guardian also has to tone both of us down when we each want to hog all of his attention to ourselves and start grumbling and wrinkling noses at each other. The offender(s) get a rude tap on the nose or a nose grab to tell us to Cool It! If that isn't enough or we've started snapping, we both get booted off the couch or bed and are separated in time out for a while; then the oldest Weim gets all of our guardian's attention which we Do Not Like. Itâs not like we chomped anyone. During the weekdays when our guardian leaves (without us, which seems very rude), I'm in a crate of my own with the middle dog nearby in another crate. Old & grumpy dog gets to hangout in an enclosed porch with a dog door to the fenced back yard. The middle dog has told me about all the nearby places to go if we jump the low part of the fence when our guardian is not home (which is probably why he's in the crate beside me). But we're all good dogs and don't jump the fence when our guardian is home - we chase squirrels and then bang on the door for him to let us back in. We are velcro-dogs after all. Besides, there might be something tasty to sneak off the counter - better check! He's pretty good about letting us out when we need to go out. But I can be a bit shy and quiet about some things (in spite of my surprisingly deep voice) and sometimes I think about quietly finding a discrete spot to make a deposit instead of disturbing him. For some reason this makes him a bit grumpy so he's learned to notice this and bustles about to let me out anyway. What a Good Guy! The best thing here (well, other than eating, of course) is our walks. They're different almost every day, and on some of them we go on trails where we can be off leash and run around like mad! And sniff what we want! And chase birds and squirrels! We always make sure we keep track of where our guardian is. Sometimes we come back to him on our own to get pats, and sometimes it's when he calls us back (after we're done sniffing something important of course). We're always happy to show up 'cause we always get pats and often he just tells us we're all going a different way and we can run off that way too. Other times, we go back on the leash and that's OK too since we'll still be walking together. Our guardian has all three of us on front-clip harnesses when we walk together - if we try to pull, this turns us away from where we want to go - which is very annoying - so we tend not to. I've been trained to walk at a heel, but I pretend not to remember when all of us dogs are on-leash together. I've also been trained to sit and stay and can do this very well, especially if food is involved. I also will sit and wait before going through a door or gate if I'm told to; otherwise I assume it's OK to barrel through like the other dogs. Usually I remember not to bounce on people. Unless you just got home and let me out of the crate - then I pretend to forget for a moment. I like to ride in the car though I may bark at other dogs or at motorcycles (especially Harleys with loud pipes). If the front passenger seat is empty, I like to ride there but the back seat is OK if it's occupied by another dog or person. Oh! A kitty lives here too, but I've barely seen it. It lives in the basement most of the time and doesn't seem to be interested in playing chasing games with me which is not very friendly. I'd love to go down and visit but I don't fit through the cat door. (What do you mean "that's the intent"?) It's kinda nice here, but with two other dogs and only one person, some dog is always losing out on hands to be petted with and snuggle space. So a new home, more people to snuggle with and more new adventures would be nice. I donât have any experience with kids, so itâs probably safest if I live with kids at all that they be 12 or over. I have always lived with other dogs, so I should probably have one at my new home too. Although I have had a lot of training, I will not just do my stuff for you. You have to earn my respect and compliance by being a strong, firm, and fair leader with me. Oh, and give me lots of exercise! Push-over owners need not apply for me! As I mentioned before, I was given up by my previous owners because I was too high energy, too smart, and too much for them to handle. I am an adolescent male Weimaraner! I am up to date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, on heartworm preventative. If you want an active, challenging, fun new addition to your home, please fill out an application for me! I am being fostered in Columbus, Ohio. If you are interested in this Weim, please visit www.louisvilleweimrescue.com and fill out an adoption application. Please understand that we are all volunteers and have jobs outside of the rescue, etc. Once we receive your application and know that you are serious about adopting one of our Weimaraners an adoption coordinator will contact you. Also, foster homes are always in need for Weimaraners in our rescue. If you are interested in fostering, please visit www.louisvilleweimrescue.com and complete a foster application.
Adult, Male, Large
Hi, my name is Wrigley. I'm 8 years old, and I'm being fostered near Dayton OH. If you don't like a Weim who verbally communicates with you, you may not like me. I let you know by growling if you are doing something that makes me uncomfortable or I don't like. I'm not aggressive, I love people, this is just how I am. The secret to my training is to let me think the whole thing was my idea to begin with. I live with another dog and some cats right now, and all is going well with that, but previously I was an only dog. I am left loose in the house when foster mom is gone to work all day, and I'm well behaved. I like to play ball, which is good, because I need to play a lot of ball to lose some weight! In my last home, I lived with kids 8 and 1.5 years of age. I was given up to a humane society because I liked to chew the kids' toys. Before I'm adopted, I will be up to date on my vaccinations, started on heartworm preventative, neutered, and microchipped. If you are interested in this Weim, please visit www.louisvilleweimrescue.com and fill out an adoption application. Please understand that we are all volunteers and have jobs outside of the rescue, etc. Once we receive your application and know that you are serious about adopting one of our Weimaraners an adoption coordinator will contact you. Also, foster homes are always in need for Weimaraners in our rescue. If you are interested in fostering, please visit www.louisvilleweimrescue.com and complete a foster application.
Adult, Male, Large
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