FALKOR

06-29-13

  • Adopted: 06-29-13
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1-2 yrs
  • Size: 35 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: No
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Sweet little boy who loves to play

Falkor is a 32 pound orange boy setter.  He is about 18 months old.  Falkor still needs to gain some weight, but that’s hard for an active boy.  Falkor came into ACES as a stray and he quickly learned the ins and outs of being a house dog.  He’s house trained and is very obedient.  He’s better than his foster sister and brother at coming when called – even from outside!   He is crate trained, but he is fine to be left loose in the house while his foster family is at work. 

Inside, he likes to go to the toy bin and pull out a toy to play with or a bone to chew.  He likes squeaky toys and will squeak them and pounce on them to entertain himself.  He also likes to spend time looking out the window.  Falkor sometimes gets excited when he sees things outside the window, particularly the neighbor cats that sit out front and taunt him. When he is done playing, Falkor will take a nap on the floor.  Falkor is sweet.  He likes to be petted and give little nose kisses.  He gets on the couch to sit next to his foster mom, but only when asked.   He’s been around kids before and done well; we think he’d do well with children and be gentle.

Falkor knows to ring the potty chimes when he wants to go outside.  And boy, he loves to be outside! He is like a little energizer bunny and will run miles around the yard investigating smells (remember, he is 1 ½ years old).  Often, he’ll stay out in the yard until he is called in, but when the dog door is open,  he likes to come in and check-in with his family (or peek out the front window) regularly.  The longer he stays with his foster family, the more he wants to spend time inside with them. He will do best with space and time to run and would love if he had a human running partner. 

He gets along with the two setters in his foster home.  He would do best with easy going dogs who would not mind a young pup who wants to play.  Falkor will give his foster sister a playful nose-poke and play-bow to get play started, and they enjoy a good wrestle match or a game of chase.  His foster brother does not usually react when Falkor asks to play, and after a few ‘asks’, Falkor goes off and entertains himself.  However, Falkor probably would not do well with a dog who would not tolerate his attempts at play. Falkor is overly focused on the cats he sees, and should not go to a home with cats. 

Falkor is finding his ‘spots’ in foster care.  They just started popping out over the last few weeks, and he’s getting spots all over his back. Falkor also found his “roo” in foster care.  He has a great ‘arooooooo’ and uses it to ask to eat or go out or play or if he just wants to talk to his foster mom. 

At night, when his foster brother and sister are doing their last trip around the yard, Falkor sometimes likes to sit next to his foster mom at the top of the porch steps, and they tell each other about their day.  Wouldn’t you like to hear about Falkor’s days?

FALKOR'S FRIENDS

Mary Loots hopes that Falkor will soon be racing around his yard and sharing his adorable Setter "Roo" in a loving forever home!