- Adopted: 07-22-13
- Gender: Male
- Age: 1-2 yrs old
- Size: 42 lbs
- Color: Orange
- Cats: Yes
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Yes
- Traits: Calm and curious
Meet sweet, sweet Nash. He's a very pretty orange boy estimated to be between 1-2 years of age. He’s a good setter size at 42 pounds. Our impression is that Nash was an outside dog with limited exposure to household things, as everything seems new to this pup. He had clearly never been inside a car or house, but Nash has adjusted very well to family life and even getting a bath. It was really fun watching him check everything out for the first time, especially when he realized people keep food in the kitchen. A very loving dog, Nash is happy to stand next to your chair until you’re ready to pet him. He melts with attention and is so calm when he’s not playing.
Nash has picked up some basic commands and learned to sit patiently for his food. He's figured out he’s got a name and working on housebreaking. He loves to go for walks and runs. He’ll chase a tennis ball, butterfly, or a bird. When he first came into his foster home, he was terrified (rightly so) of the two cats. Now he wants to play with them. All. The. Time. Nash could share a home with cats, but it would have to be the type of feline who stands her ground and doesn’t mind a dog who wants to play. He’s great with other dogs (he loves to play with them) and loves kids. For his age and experience, he’s very calm around people and his youth only really shows when he’s playing with the other pets or if someone doesn’t latch the front door and a white torpedo shoots through it.
When Nash drinks water, he sticks his whole face in the bowl and as you watch you just wish that you ever enjoyed anything that much in your whole life. Nash has one of those puppy tongues that hangs out of the side of his mouth when he is happy or excited. So you should probably adopt him so you can see it. He is a beautiful, gentle Setter who will make a great family dog!
Holly Christensen & Steve Krogulecki hope that sweet and happy Nash will be delighting his new forever family very soon!
NASH'S SUCCESS STORY (12/2013)
We wanted to take a moment and thank you all again for making it possible for Nash to come live with us. We love him. He is filled with energy, enthusiasm and love. He has added so much to our home. Attached are some pictures.
He has a full life. Each morning he is like a rooster at 5:30 am for his morning walk. We go a couple of miles and back to a nature preserve. I may be walking but he is absolutely hunting the entire time. He works the bushes and fence lines and circles back. His ears are up the entire time and he goes on point for the most important birds to make sure I see them. We had to get a leash that worked with all the circling but we found one that works well.
He keeps his human brothers busy by either sleeping with them and pushing them out of the way for more room, (in their beds!), having them open and close (repeat about 100x per day) the door to the backyard. He loves to chase a tennis ball. We have to keep him in when they go out back to pitch baseballs - otherwise he tries to catch them and would get hurt.
For Christmas he got a new dog bed and bully sticks. He has bones hidden all over the house like Easter eggs. As I type this, he is sleeping on my feet like a giant slipper. He likes to do that when I work from home. It helps him guard me from the UPS man or other such dangers.
Thank you all for making it possible for Nash to be rescued, fostered, transported, cared for and loved. He is a beloved member of our family and we could not be more grateful. We hope that you and the pups in your lives have a wonderful and happy New Year!
Steph, John, Will, Ben and NASH!