- Adopted: 04-02-13
- Gender: Male
- Age: 6 yrs
- Size: 47 ibs
- Color: Orange
- Cats: Unknown
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Yes
- Traits: Energetic and sweet-natured setter
Red is an affectionate and smart 6-year-old male orange Belton field setter. At 47 pounds, Red is healthy and active. He is housebroken, is learning to walk on a leash and is very friendly with humans. He does well around children and warms up quickly to adults. He is excited to see his foster family when they come home.
Red had a rough stretch before coming into ACES. Up until now, Red appears to have been mostly an outside dog. However, he quickly caught on to our household routines. He is allowed free roam of the house and hasn’t disturbed anything while his foster mom is at work.
Red gets along well with his foster setter siblings. He has played tag a couple times with his younger foster sister and enjoys it. Of course, he’d rather be getting petted, so he doesn’t play too long, and likes to check in with his person frequently. But, as he gets more comfortable in his foster home, he plays more. He is active but not birdy outside. He has gone to doggy daycare a couple times and they said he did well – and, boy, he was tired when he got home! He loves chasing a tennis ball and will bring it back most of the time for another throw.
Red is just such a good boy. He listens to commands and comes when called. He eats his food and doesn’t bother the other dogs’ dishes, and he sits for treats. He’s smart and picks up cues and expected behaviors quickly.
Red especially enjoys being inside with his foster family and likes to curl up next to a person. He loves to be petted. He’ll just come up and sit and look up at you with those beautiful brown eyes, and it is hard to resist giving him some pets. He is happy when the family is all together in the evenings and he happily (and politely) greets new people. Red sleeps well through the night on a dog bed in the bedroom. He would happily crawl into the person bed is allowed and does not crowd the bed.
Red does get nervous when leaving his house and yard, but with more excursions, he is learning they are okay and that he always comes back home afterward. Red is somewhat timid with new experiences (but he quickly gains confidence) and he rarely barks.
If you want a loyal and faithful companion, Red fits the bill.
However, if you want a dog to sneak vegetables to under the table, he will not help you. Red just spits them out and asks for a cookie.
Wayne & Marion Simonsen hope that loyal and faithful Red will find a loving forever family very soon!
Holly Christensen & Steve Krogulecki hope that sweet Red will soon be getting lots of loving pets in his forever home!