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BREED: Setter Mix
AGE:  7 months
SEX:  Male
BIO:  Luke is smart, fun and funny! He knows his name and will come when called. He’s working on sit but sometimes it’s hard to sit when a treat is involved. The only person he did not like was the vet. It was Luke’s first outing since he arrived in the US. I think he was nervous and didn’t understand all the poking. I believe he’ll like him even less when he’s neutered in a few weeks. He has also been cat tested and he did well, so he could also go to a home with cats.
Crate trained: Yes, we say his name and the word “crate” and he walks right into it. Luke eats in his crate. There doesn’t seem to be any food aggression. He takes treats nicely from our hands. He’s getting much better but he sometimes gobbles his food quickly so he does eat from a slow feeder bowl. Luke was underweight when he arrived but is gaining weight. He is crated when we leave and will occasionally nap in his crate. He is not crated at night. He sleeps on a comfy dog bed in our bedroom.
Leash trained: On the few walks Luke has gone on he has been great. He stays close to the person and hardly pulls.
Activity Level: He’s a combo package, high energy (not high maintenance) and lazy. He loves playing with toys and takes every toy out of the basket on a daily basis. He also wants what the other dogs have and will inch his way over to them. They either give it up or tell him go away. There is no resource guarding with toys. He wags his tail and will get up to greet you when you walk in the room. I consider him laid back for a 7month old.
Fence: A fence is preferred since he loves to run and chase the other dogs. He loves to play catch in the yard with a tennis ball. I should say he likes to play “keep away” with the tennis ball because he usually keeps it.
Behavior: Luke loves other dogs and can be very playful with them. He also loves the humans in the house especially the 10 year old girl. He jumps on her bed in the morning to wake her. Sometimes he misses the open area and jumps on her. That definitely wakes her up. He will sit or stand next to someone for back, butt and ear scratches.
Medical History: Luke is on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. He is UTD on vaccinations and microchipped. Luke has back dew claws that will be removed when he is neutered on March 2.
Luke originates from Greece where Leishmaniasis is endemic. He tested negative before coming to the USA, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system for many years, so potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Typically, the test needs to be sent to a special lab, but any regular vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The cost of the test seems to vary widely by area, but is approximately $150-$250 or if your vet is willing to send the test to a veterinary college lab, cost can be as low as $80.
Foster Comments: There are so many things to love about Luke especially his freckled nose and his eyeliner eyes. We say he’s a walking Rorschach test because he’s getting lots of new spots and some are darkening. Can you “spot” his heart? The first week we called him loud mouth Luke because he barked at everyone and every time we walked into the room. Now he barks only if a new person comes into the house or if a person or dog walks by our house. He is learning the command “no bark”. Luke has the silliest stretches or poses, maybe it’s his attempt at yoga! He’s usually half on and half off sofas, beds, pillows and the ottoman. A very silly puppy! His arch nemesis is the dreaded, scary and loud vacuum. He is terrorized by it and he terrorizes it. All I can say I we are working on it! I love my Dyson but Luke doesn’t share that sentiment. Luke Skywalker found his father! I’m hoping this Luke doesn’t need to search the galaxy for his. If you would like to be his forever father, mother, family please fill out an application.

Interested in Luke?  Contact Above and Beyond English Setter rescue at esrescue.org. 

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