Name: Otto
Age: 2 years
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When you inquire about a dog, the following questions might be helpful:

1. Why are you giving up your dog?

2. Has the dog ever bitten, nipped or 'gone after' anyone?

3. Does it have any health problems? Who is your vet? May I contact him/her?

4. Where did you get the dog? Does it have papers?

5. Does your dog have any training? Is it housebroken? crate trained?

6. Is the dog left alone for long periods? What does it do? Bark? Dig? Chew? Is it an inside or outside dog? Where does it sleep?

7. How does the dog behave with adults, children? Other dogs? Cats?

8. Is your dog mellow? calm? energetic? protective? affectionate?


Otto is 2.5 years old and a certified lover boy! Otto greets every person he encounters like an old friend, and will joyfully accept your pets and scratches. This sweet, playful, loyal, and beloved companion would love to accompany you on walks, play a round of fetch, snuggle with you on the couch, and join you on a drive with the windows down so he can feel the wind on his face. He has been gentle with every child he has encountered, although to the best of our knowledge he has never lived with a child before.

Otto has medium energy and benefits from a few 30-45 minute walks a day and a game of fetch a few times a week, but is also content to snooze while you work or join you to watch some TV. Otto enjoys spending time with his dog friends, both large and small breeds, and generally walks well on a leash but could benefit from continued leash training. He can be leash-reactive with unknown dogs, but has shown improvement with positive reinforcement-based training and generally does well when a dog is across the street, rather than approaching head-on.

We have had Otto since September 2022 and have made the heartbreaking decision to re-home because our neighborhood is not a good fit for him—he is very reactive toward cats and we live in an urban neighborhood with an abundance of outdoor and stray cats, including one who lives on the property, which has proven to be too stressful for him. We are advocating to find him a solid forever home to give him what our living situation cannot offer. An adopter that would be a great fit: (ideally) previous experience with large breeds, does not own a cat, and lives in an area without an abundance of outdoor cats roaming the neighborhood.

Otto is a great family dog. He’s fully house-trained and has shown he’s adaptable to his humans’ schedule—he can sleep in and be flexible on his feeding and walking times. He likes to accompany his people whenever he’s invited, but is also comfortable being left alone for hours at a time and has never been destructive! He’s smart and such a joy to be around. He knows a series of commands and even learned some doggy “barkour”, displaying some agility moves while out on his walks! Please contact me with any additional questions about this wonderful boy.