10 year old Bishop is a good looking, 62 pound mixed breed boy in search of an adoptive home. Bishop needs a home without another large dog. We are told that Bishop was OK when he was introduced to a smaller dog. Bishop would do best in a home with a dog savvy adopter and it’s believed he would be happiest in a home without another dog. It is unknown how Bishop is with cats or children. Bishop was adopted from a local shelter recently. Unfortunately, there was already a large dog in the home and Bishop was unhappy with that. A kind person offered to care for Bishop to avoid him having to go back to the shelter.

What is known about Bishop is that he LOVES his daily walks! He can walk about a mile and behaves well on leash. Bishop will give a soft growl when he sees a large dog while out on his daily walk but his caregiver states he will quiet down when she speaks to him with a calm voice. Bishop enjoys playing fetch and would be very happy in a home with a large fenced yard.

At this time Bishop can manage stairs. His caregiver states she’s only left him alone for about 5 hours at a time and during that time he has managed fine without a potty break.  He has done fine inside the house alone but is always very happy upon his caregiver’s return!

One must show understanding and patience to any dog who has been re-homed. While Bishop seemed to have no issue with his last move, please keep in mind each time a dog has to be re-homed, they need time to adapt. Now that more is known about Bishop and his dislike of large dogs, one would hope that just the right adoptive home can be found for him.

Bishop was adopted with “skin issues” that are improving with medicated bathing, good food and care. His adopter should be ready to  provide lifelong veterinary care and continue treating his skin so that his beautiful coat can keep shining. Bishop is said to be a very sweet boy who loves to give hugs and kisses. He is described as well behaved and a great companion.

Bishop is located in Tacoma, WA. For contact information. please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

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