• Adopted: 03-12-12
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 3 yrs
  • Size: 40 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Cats: No
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Energetic, well-behaved and loves to give hugs

Bumper came to us very thin, shy and afraid.   During the first day he would only crawl as he wanted to feel the earth beneath him for security.  To our surprise, Bumper quickly learned the dynamics of our 3 dogs and gained their acceptance immediately.  He had such a kind and gentle soul that he was able to endear himself and be flexible given their different personalities.  

For 6 months we had to curtail Bumper’s physical activity as he had a severe case of Heartworm.  His treatment was successful and he has been able to go back to normal activity.  Bumper loves to be outside exploring and searching for  squirrels, birds, or anything that moves.  He loves to run and we all love running with him. 

Bumper loves to play catch, especially if what you throw squeaks. In fact, if you call him or use a squeak toy – he comes running to you immediately.  He will play with any toy you give him and loves to chew rawhides.  He has never chewed anything that he should not. 

We are thankful that we have been able to care for Bumper.  He is truly a gentlemen and house training and manners an ease. While he is energetic, he is consistently polite and thoughtful of your personal space.  He is always looking for your recognition and/or praise. 

One of our fondest attributes of Bumper is that he gives hugs.  He will put his two front legs around your shoulders and squeeze you with his whole body.  We like to think he is saying thanks but it really just melts our hearts.  Bumper is always happy to cuddle up wherever you are.


Bumper was adopted by his foster family and they are delighted that he is a permanent member of the family!