“Hey there! My name is Dakota. I’m a 9 year old big boy who weighs 85 pounds. My people say I’m a cattle dog and akita mix. This blend gives me my grand ears to hear you with and my strength and stamina. Because of my age I’m called a “senior” but I will tell you I can out walk some of the youngins!

“I’ve been with the same family since I was a puppy and in that time, I’ve always been the only dog. Because of this I have “social struggles”. It can take some time and good supervision with just the right dog for me to accept another dog. I guess that means my best home would be another without a dog already there. I lived with a cat long ago but my people say it wouldn’t be a good idea for me to do so now. If you are looking for a friend, I could meet that need! I could also make a great family dog, a home with older kids would be nice. I love car rides so I could tag along for after school activities or go on road trips with my family. I am a very loving, happy dog.

“Currently I can stay home alone when you need to leave the house. I can manage quite a bit between potty breaks. I have been known to be a bit mischievous when the humans leave so best not to leave stuff out I may get into. What can I say, I’m a curious guy and I can get bored! I will need time to learn about my new life: the routine and what’s expected of me and that you will return. That’s a biggie for all of us dogs who have to be returned-we need to learn that you ARE coming back! Once you come home I’ll greet you and make you feel like you’re the best thing ever!  I will let you know with barks when a car arrives. I’m a good alert dog but I don’t bark at just anything-I’m not one of “those” dogs!

“Walks are great. I enjoy a 2 mile walk, 3 times a week. If you can take me out more days. I am happy to do so and I’ll behave on a leash for you. I’m not my best at dog parks, when I’m allowed off leash, or in an unfenced yard. It can be a dangerous world out there and I don’t want to get lost either!  If you have a yard for me to go and chill out in, that’s great. I can keep you company while you work in the yard. Stairs are not a problem for me now. While I don’t like to swim, I will splash in puddles.

Overall I’m a calm kinda guy who can be active when you’re ready but also I know when to just be and enjoy the moment. I think I could be a great addition to many types of homes. Mostly, I just want a family or person that will love me and keep me forever.”

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

This is a courtesy post. Dakota is not an Old Dog Haven dog. Old Dog Haven has not assessed this dog for medical issues and will not be responsible for medical care after adoption. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation. 


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