“Hi, I’m Caesar! My person says I am a Japanese Mastiff mix. I don’t know what that is but I will tell you I have heard all of my life what a “big, handsome brindle boy” I am. Yes, I’m a big dog at 100 pounds. I’m a lot of dog who has a lot of love to give. I am 11 years old, a senior for sure but I still have the energy sometimes of a puppy when I get excited!

“I spend most of my days outside as I can get into trouble when I’m left alone inside the house. My person feels badly that I have to be outside so much so he’s hoping to find a home for me where someone is home more often so that I can be inside. It’s not fun for any dog to be left outside alone for long periods of time but it’s especially sadder for us older dogs. When my person is home I go out like a good boy to relieve myself. I’m crate trained and even sleep in my crate at night.

“I’ve lived with 2 other dogs in the past couple years. One was an older girl who was very nice, we got along great. But a younger girl who came to live with us kept trying to attack me! I’m a nice guy, I don’t want to be picked on. It really helps to have people who are dog savvy when I meet other dogs. It may be great to have a friendly, mellow dog to live with in my new home; good introductions are important. You know what they say about first impressions!  I go to boarding sometimes and we have “play time” and I’m great with the other dogs there.

“No one can tell you how I’d do with cats. I’ve been good with kids of all ages. However, I will tell you that dogs don’t enjoy being pulled upon or picked on! It doesn’t matter how old a dog you are. It’s not really fair to expect a dog to be OK with being mistreated by a child. Please don’t put me or any other dog in a position where we feel like we have to protect ourselves.

“Walks are a whole lot of fun! I can go up to 20 minutes at a time. I’m good on leash but remember my size. My new person should be able to manage that. The same goes for stairs, right now I can do them but as I get older it may be hard for me to go up and downstairs. Can you carry a 100 pound dog up and down stairs to be sure I can get out to potty when needed? It would be hard for me to end up living outside all of the time because my person couldn’t get me outside when I can no longer do it myself.

“People see a big dog like me and think “tough guy” but I’ll tell you, I’m a sweetie! I would very much like to be someone’s lap dog. I love affection and attention. Are you looking for a forever friend, because I am and I’m hoping to find one soon.”

Caesar is courtesy posted for his owner in Olympia, WA. For contact information please email: referrrals@olddoghaven.org

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.