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Geoff   

In shelter Dog

Columbia, MO, 65202
Pet name:
Geoff
Gender:
Male
Breeds:
Pit Bull Terrier
Date:
07/29/2022
Age:
Senior
Colors:
Brown / Chocolate
Size:
Medium
Description:
Geoff is a wonderful senior sweetheart who is easy to get along with. 

Geoff is a prodigious sleeper - he probably sleeps 18 hours a day. His speeds are generally slow & stop. He likes to sleep on the couch, the recliner and on his dog bed on the floor. He does have some stiffness in his back legs so he needs a little help getting into a truck and takes a little time to crawl up onto the couch. He is not able to jump onto the bed, it appears.

Geoff loves car rides and will fall asleep rather quickly on a gentle drive. 

Geoff is fully housetrained. When letting Geoff out to potty it helps to go with him as when hes left alone he doesnt always like to fully empty his bladder. When walking him, he prefers to "go on shrubs or tall grass. Walking him by such features encourages him to fully relieve himself. He also seems to want to poop in the tall grass areas when that option is available. Hell walk to the edge of the yard, step off into the woods just a few feet and poop there instead of in the yard. 

Though hes housetrained, Geoff does express some urinary incontinence but its involuntary, not a behavioral/training issue, but this has been inconsistent at times. He will have occasional drips but not at other times. He does not soak his bedding material. He does not leave a puddle. Overall its minimal but having hard floors helps with the cleanup/maintenance. 

Geoff does excellent on a leash. He will pull when he is introduced to a new dog, but otherwise will keep a loose leash and just a gentle tug will redirect him. A child could walk Geoff on a leash. He does excellent off a leash as well but will slowly wander. When getting out of range at perhaps 30 feet or so, he will return to you with verbal commands. Ive had him in a country setting, generally far from roads, people or other distractions.

He doesnt bark but will speak to you with the Grrrr-uuhhhh when he wants something.

Geoff had very positive reactions with office staff at my work. Ive a good sized office with the ability to close the doors. Of course when word got out that I had a dog in the office there was a steady stream of coworkers coming to check him out. He loved the attention dished out to him and was gentle with meeting everyone. It tuckered him out. 

When meeting new dogs he, of course, wants to get close and sniff. My neighbors dog is a relaxed collie and after their introductory sniffs, both dogs laid down to hang around.

Hes not had any chewing issues (no shoes, furniture, etc) - he likes rawhide but does not appear to like bones. He is gentle at taking treats. He is looking for a loving home to spend the rest of his years just relaxing. 

Here is what a volunteer had to say after walking Geoff on the Bear Creek Trail 9/24:

"What a gentleman! Geoff is a great guy. He is very good on a leash and well-mannered while on a walk. Geoff is so friendly, is a very good boy, and is an all-around joy to be with. Hell make a great addition to a home."

What are three words you would use to describe this animal? calm, gentle, sweet
I am: able to do tricks, social and fun, calm and laidback
I am able to: Sit
My leash skills are: A - expert
Today on my adventure I encountered: Other Dogs, Unknown Adults
How did I react when I saw other dogs outside? Interested, but maintained control.
How did I react when I saw/met unknown adults outside? Interested, but friendly, and definitely non aggressive.
How am I at taking treats? Eager & mouthy
Is there anything you would say that makes this dog unique? He is a GREAT walking companion.

Here is what a volunteer had to say after walkign Geoff on the Bear Creek Trail 9/22:

"Geoff has a maturity and gentleness about him that would make him a delight for someone wanting a mature dog! Hes well behaved and never barked once during our walk. He seems to really enjoy a slow gradual pace while walking. He has a very kind nature about him."

Three words to describe me are: Gentle, easy, delightful
I am: calm and laidback
I am able to: Walk on leash without pulling
My leash skills are: A - expert
Today on my adventure I encountered: Unknown Adults, Deer
How did I react when I saw/met unknown adults outside? Curious however did not pull away from my volunteer to inspect the newcomers.
How am I at taking treats? Sweet & gentle
Is there anything you would say that makes this dog unique? Very kind and well behaved.

Here is what a volunteer had to say after spending time with Geoff 9/20:

"This is one good-old-boy, but maybe not that old. Relaxed and not disturbed by noises and activity, he will be a friend to hang with. Wagging his tail the whole time he was in the enclosure with this volunteer was the cutest."

Three words to describe me are: Calm, treats, good-old-boy
I am: able to do tricks
I am able to: Sit
What is my play style? Did not really play
How am I at taking treats? Took them quickly, fingers nudged teeth
Is there anything you would say that makes this dog unique? He was not distracted by lots of noise and activity around him

Here is what a volunteer had to say after taking Geoff on Doggy Day Out 9/16:

"Geoff did a great job walking around our neighborhood. We enjoyed the beautiful weather then had a pup cup at Andys. We took a long drive before heading back."

Three words to describe me are: Sweet, chill and good natured
I am: able to do tricks, calm and laidback
I am able to: Sit
My leash skills are: A - expert
How did I react when I saw other dogs outside? No reaction
How did I react when I saw/met unknown adults outside? No reaction
How did I react when I saw children outside? Smelled them and wagged his tail.
What all did we do together on our Doggy Day Out? Hung out at home together, Got a pup-cup/ice cream, Took a long drive
How did your CMHS dog do in the car? Nervous - paced, panted
What is my play style? Uninterested in playing
How am I at taking treats? Sweet & gentle
Is there anything you would say that makes this dog unique? Super laid back

Here is what a volunteer had to say after spending time with Geoff 9/16:

"Geoff is an affectionate sweetheart. At first glance, he seems uninterested in playing, but be patient. Hes not uninterested in playing, you just gotta find his style. If theres an open space to run around in, he loves to run with you or chase you, depending on your speed :) Geoff loves getting pets and will get all in your personal space during playtime breaks. He loves it even more if you give him treats."

Three words to describe me are: Sweet. Calm. Affectionate.
I am: calm and laidback
I am able to: Sit, Lay Down
What is my play style? I can do both! (Rough & Rowdy or Gentle & Dainty)
How am I at taking treats? Sweet & gentle
Is there anything you would say that makes this dog unique? As an older dog, Geoff does like to play but he gets tuckered out a bit quicker than a younger pup.

Here is what a volunteer had to say after spending time with Geoff 9/13:

"Geoff if ready to become King Love Bug at your castle. Loves being petted, wanted to give me a kiss and was cool, calm and collected. This big boy will be a great companion and be content in your presence."

Three words to describe me are: Calm affectionate pal
I am: calm and laidback
How am I at taking treats? Sweet & gentle
Is there anything you would say that makes this dog unique? Good buddy, beautiful

Here is what a volunteer had to say after taking Geoff on Doggy Day Out 9/10:

"Such a sweet senior. He deserves nothing but the best. He will do great with people, but please no other animals. He likes his personal space. You will not realize he is in the car. Hes so quiet and perfect. He is a perfect senior."

Three words to describe me are: People lover, quiet, sweet
I am: calm and laidback
I am able to: Sit
My leash skills are: A - expert
How did I react when I saw other dogs outside? Wanted to meet them, but if a dog came up to him, he did not like that.
How did I react when I saw/met unknown adults outside? LOVE!!!! He wants all the pets and love.
How did I react when I saw children outside? LOVE!!! Just wants love and pets.
What all did we do together on our Doggy Day Out? Took a long drive, Went shopping at pet stores
How did your CMHS dog do in the car? No issues! Sat patiently, was quiet
How am I at taking treats? Sweet & gentle
Is there anything you would say that makes this dog unique? Beyond lovable

Here is what a volunteer had to say after spending time with Geoff 9/9:

"Hello, my name is Geoff, and I am like a sweet old man. I kind of mind my own business and am shy at first, but once I know youre interested in me, I like hugs, scratches, and I LOVE treats! If you tell me to be gentle when taking treats, I can do it! I would love a chill household where I can be your snuggle bug!"

Three words to describe me are: Chill, mellow, sweet
I am: calm and laidback
I am able to: Sit
What is my play style? Gentle & Dainty
How am I at taking treats? Sweet & gentle
Is there anything you would say that makes this dog unique? Geoff is like a cute old man

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