Age: 10 years old
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Weight: 82 lbs (March 2018) and still losing!
Ten years old, severly depressed, and so over-weight he was unable to take more than a few steps without collapsing. This was the state Mosby was abandoned in at a high-kill shelter by the only family he ever knew after 10 years of being their faithful companion. He weighed in at the shelter at 103 pounds. He was unable to climb stairs or even stand for a bath. Fast forward 5 months: he is 82 pounds and can walk up to 2 miles at a time! Mosby is a VERY happy boy with a personaly that is larger than he was! Mosby will brighten your life, as he has done for his foster family. He has a zest for life that is captivating.
He loves: All Humans, walks/hiking, car rides, children and cats. Mosby loves cats so much he will lick them and snuggle on the couch with them. He also just adores children (we reccomend over the age of 5 because of Mosby’s size). He is such a lover. Fetch. Laying in sunny spots on cool days. Food (obviously) – Mosby is very treat motivated.
He dislikes: Other dogs when he is on the leash. He is leash reactive and will loudly bark and lunge towards other dogs while on the leash – his foster family has been working on this and an adopter would need to continue this training. He is dog selective: he is a very laidback guy and prefers other laidback dogs – none of those up-in-your-face youngsters or overly high energy. Once he gets to know them, Mosby is actually very friendly with other dogs and has no problems sharing his beloved ball. He doesn’t “play” with other dogs but he will sniff/lick their face and gallop around outside with them once he feels comfortable around him.
Mosby is fully house trained/ potty trained and rather hates the crate, so he is left out most days. He enjoys being groomed (even getting nails clipped, brushing teeth) and has no anxiety about going to the vet. Very food motivated (obviously) and smart. Mosby is quite the talker when he gets excited. Mosby loudly greets his foster parents after work each day, an endearing quality that may not be appreciated in apartment living, and does have quite the booming bark for visitors – but is all wiggles once he meets them.
Mosby may be in his golden years but he still has so much love to give. He now has a clean bill of health (for his age). His vet says all lumps and bumps she felt are just “fatty masses” from his age. They do no harm to him and are not cancerous. He has some hip stiffness that is treated with glucosamine and fish oil supplements daily with meals. Mosby is so EASY and is such a JOY to have in your life. Please consider giving Mosby his real forever home!
Mosby is neutered, UTD on vaccines, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and he is currently fostered in Greenville, SC.
If you are an approved applicant and are interested in Mosby please contact the adoption committee. If you have not yet applied please visit our website for adoption procedures and application.