- Adopted: 06-23-09
- Gender: Male
- Age: 3 yrs
- Size: 46 lbs
- Color: Orange
- Cats: Unknown
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Unknown
Topper is a wonderful, energetic yet laid back, snugly yet not too clingy, sweet, gentle (but strong), people-oriented pup of about three years old or a bit less. Nothing seems to faze him: not a change of environment, not thunder.
Topper came into ACES in summer 2008. We think he was someone's well-loved pet, even though he was found as a stray, for he came to us fully house-trained, and knew "sit" and "stay," though "stay" needed some work due to his wiggles. Hold up a food bowl or a treat, and he plops his butt on the floor immediately, without even being commanded to.
Topper is very tall and leggy; his jowls rest comfortably on the edge of the dining table (we are working on that!). His leash manners also need work; he pulls hard and eagerly takes off full tilt at the sight of a scampering squirrel. He is quite playful and loves to chase anything that moves: birds, squirrels, butterflies... and cats.
Topper is quite vocal, but does not bark a lot. He "talks" quite a bit; his vocalizations are quite endearing. He definitely likes to be with his people and is prone to softly crying to let you know he's lonely, if you leave the room.
Topper found the perfect home, with several acres of woods to run in, but came back into ACES due to a family illness. He has now returned to his original foster home. To stay, this time.