Leo the horse. Earl tried to jump up into the saddle.
Earl and Shortie
Going Home - Adopted!
I am keeping my name "Earl" - I got it at the shelter in Darlington, South Carolina where I spent quite some time before getting a ride up north to this here foster home in spring.
Not much is known about my past because I came to the shelter as a stray, but it could not have been too checkered. I am the most reasonable (and smart and clever) dog you can imagine - as long as I get treated like a smart dog. Meaning don't get locked up in a crate and left out of fun activity - I manage to open any crate door other than an extra large one and I can jump most "baby gate" hurdles with flair. Although I still have some some puppy habits and cannot always resist temptation in the form of a soft "thing" like a slipper or sock, I will accept a stern warning and restrain myself from repeating the offense. 'Trainable' and also I have been told I am 'agility material'. This sounds alarming, but I was told it is a lot of fun for both the owner and the dog.
I am quite young, a little over a year with teeth white and eyes bright. But I tested low positive for heartworm at the shelter. Since then I have been getting Ivermectin and in 2 years I should be free of these pesky parasites. Please read about this situation HERE. Please make sure to read all the way to the end!
I am a small medium size, 28 lbs , very portable and light footed. I am trusted off leash, will listen and come immediately when called.
I love to run and play catch with the other dogs! Herding dog! Still guessing my breed mix: quite a shedder, so maybe a corgi in there? Smaller than a Heeler, but definitely Heeler in there, too.
Now that I am in cyberspace, I am getting used the idea that I might not stay in this foster home for ever ( and become a "foster failure"). I hear there is a dog for every dog lover, and a dog lover for every dog, just a matter of time. (But sadly time is not always on the side of us dogs...)
PS: Sometimes, when things are very exciting here like at feeding time, I cannot help "nipping" an ankle. I circle the person who dispenses food and try to get attention that way. Does not work though...But it does disqualify me as a full-time dog for little kids -say under 10 years old. Grand kids should be fine at any age.
All our foster dogs are in private homes. An approved adoption application is required before we can set up a meeting for possible adoption. Please read about the adoption process
At the shelter: