What a look! Meet Guardian, a 20 pound mixed breed dog (any guesses?) who is 9 years old. Guardian is an active boy who sounds like a whole lot of fun!

Guardian has lived with another dog and is said to be appropriately social when meeting other nice dogs after getting the initial barks out. We always recommend proper dog to dog introductions should be done to make a successful integration when welcoming a new old dog into a home with other dogs.  He has not lived with cats. Guardian has done fine with gentle children.

Currently Guardian spends a lot of time in his kennel, the hope is that he can find a home where that isn’t necessary. Sure, he can manage time in his kennel but it’s always nice when a dog can be out and about more often. We are told at this time he can “hold it” for quite a while between potty breaks when necessary.

Guardian will bark as many dogs do when someone comes to the door or close to the yard when he’s outside-that’s helpful! He is good about letting you know when he needs to potty or when he’s ready to come inside the house. We think those are all good reasons for him to use his voice!

As a young senior, Guardian should have a home where he gets out for daily walks and time to play in a fenced area. He LOVES to play fetch and will even fetch in the water! We are told he does very well on leash, not pulling. When he’s tuckered himself out, he is equally as good just chilling out either in the yard when it’s nice out or inside his home. Guardian has no trouble with stairs at this stage in his life.

Guardian has been with the same family for most of his life. Time to adapt to a new home should be given with lots of love and reassurance. Don’t we all need that when things change?

Guardian is located on Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Guardian 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.