Estimated Weight: 20 Pounds
UPDATE – 11 SEPTEMBER 2020: Boomer here, just wanted to share I am doing great! Happy to report my love of squeaky toys has deepened, though a purple cat and soccer ball is the new supreme toy. I have also inspired my lazy foster brother to be more playful. See the video here of the end of one of my zoomies and my grabbing one of my favorite toys. Boomer Zoomies
My foster mom says I continue to settle in well, and have good apartment manners. Overall I am quiet, even when lazy Gerald goes out on his solo walks and I have the place to myself. I am excited, but not anxious when human and Gerald return. No accidents in over 10 days as well, I have even picked up Gerald’s lovely habit of lying or staring at the door to signal I need to go out. Sometimes I do it when I don’t even need to go and just want to guilt-trip the human during the work day when I am bored. What can I say, I just love the treats at the front desk and exploring the city.
I have settled in well to the apartment life, and man, I am realizing it has some major upsides. I am definitely a fan favorite in the building, and love all the extra pets and greetings I get from the residents (canine and human). Traffic and street noise has become no big deal, and I am learning the joy of naps in the morning AND the afternoon. I have even started snuggling with the lazy Gerald (my foster brother). I have also developed a great friendship with my foster cousin, who I have been told doesn’t like most dogs, so I should consider myself in very esteemed company. Gerald by comparison is only tolerated.
I am looking forward to finding my forever family and hope they love adventures and maybe even include some tiny humans (children) or other doggy siblings.
UPDATE – 31 AUGUST 2020 (from foster mom): Boomer is a bundle of energy and a total sweetheart. He is definitely a senior in age only, with his energy rivaling the puppies in my building. Earlier this week he discovered the toy bin and his love of squeaky toys, his current favorites are a cheese wheel and a turkey. He is a great balance of playful and cuddly, loving to snuggle up on a couch or a night for a sleep. He does require stimulation and activities (walks, playtime,etc.) or his more curious side will come out and become more mischievous.
Boomer continues to settle in well to the apartment, but he can be focused on looking out and barking at the activity on the busy street right in front of my building. Given this, I would recommend Boomer live in a home or an apartment building on a quieter street. Boomer has great manners in the apartment and has been accident free for the past week.
With Boomers temperament and personality I think he would love to live in a house with a lot of activity, especially one with children or a second small dog.
NEW – 24 AUGUST 2020: Boomer was dropped off at the last BREW adoption event as part of a larger transport of dogs from the Russell County Animal Shelter in Virginia. Boomer is just a little guy who needed to have his cherry eye fixed, but he is now vetted and available for adoption. He was a stray, so we don’t know anything about his background. The good news is we were able to get him into a foster home right away. Here is an initial report from Boomer from his new foster home:
“I arrived at my foster home after being at the vet and am loving all the comfy surfaces to snuggle on and things to smell and explore. On day one we went hiking, and I was number one explorer on the hike. My foster brother and cousin found me to be lots of fun, and I fit right in. My Foster mom says I have good manners, so far. The city noises are a little stressful for me, but she sees already in a day that I am showing great strides in settling in. By the way, don’t let my frosted face mislead you – I am full of energy and love an adventure!”