“Will today be the day I finally get to go to my new home? My name is Dexter and I am 10 years old. I weigh 52 pounds.  I had a loving owner for most of my life but then he got something called “dementia” and he couldn’t take care of me anymore. His family could not offer me a home so they have had me in a boarding kennel since November of 2022. I appreciate that I didn’t have to go to a shelter but I’d really love to finally go to a real home now. I am SO ready!

“I used to live with another dog. We got along fine until one day, we didn’t. I can’t recall which one of us started our scuffle but now I stay away from him and I’m unsure of other dogs. I’m looking for a home where I can be the only dog. Since no one has seen me around cats or kids, it is probably best that we don’t try that. I am a SWEET boy though! Everyone here will tell you how nice I am.

“As you may expect, I’m anxious here. I would love to find a home where my person either works from home or is retired. In time maybe I can learn to be alone and not worry so much? I heard it’s possible, I just need someone to work with me on that. Living kennel life sure doesn’t help!

“When I’m not in the kennel I am calm. I am good on leash. I don’t get to go on daily walks now but I’d sure like to with my new person. I do have arthritis. I take an anti-inflammatory every day for that and I take an anxiety medication called Trazadone. Once I’m adopted, under a vet’s guidance, I can slowly wean off the anxiety medication. Of course this should only be done as I’m settling in and learning the schedule in my new home. Like any dog being rehomed, I will need patience and understanding. I am hoping there is a home out there for me. The folks here are nice and they care about me but I am ready for a lifelong commitment!”

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

This is a courtesy post. This is not an Old Dog Haven dog. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.