Handsome Klaus is looking for a new home. Guessed to be between 10-11 years old, Klaus became homeless when his owner passed away. Klaus is a big fellow, weighing about 90 pounds.

Prior to the home he’s in now, we know Klaus had been living in an apartment with his owner, a man with a substance abuse problem and anger issues. When Klaus got to the home where he is now he acted like he’d never been on grass before. Thankfully he’s fully house trained, but initially he would only potty on cement/hard surfaces outside (the driveway and walkways). When he first got to the home he could barely walk, with an open sore on his leg that he’d licked raw, and had horrible skin issues. Six weeks later, on a good quality food, regular meals, bathing, fish oil, and glucosamine supplements (and fresh fruit and veggie treats, which he loves!), his skin and coat look wonderful, and the sore is healing well. He is a very good boy for his baths and nail trims too. He gets around great and moves nicely – no limping or soreness noted and he seems spry and agile for his age.

Klaus is initially cautious around new people – he barks at people he doesn’t know entering the home – but within 5 minutes of someone new and friendly coming into the house he is fine. Klaus enjoys pets all over and “talks” his way through all of it – this guy is a Rottweiler talker!  Klaus makes new friends fast! He is learning the rules in his foster home and doing very well with staying out of the kitchen and not begging when they eat. Klaus is very alert and responsive, food motivated, and loves any attention he gets. (Note: food motivated dogs make training and behavior shaping so much easier!)

While there’s no human aggression, Klaus needs a home without other pets. He’s shown behaviors in his current home that indicate he’s not a fan of other dogs either walking by his home or coming over to visit. Klaus’s caretakers are very careful to reduce/eliminate these triggers but long term they are concerned about his reactivity with other dogs, and also have guests/family members who visit with their dogs, so keeping Klaus isn’t possible for them. We don’t have any history around cats, and would also recommend a home without cats.

Is it believed that Klaus has probably had some rough treatment in his past as well as long-term abuse/neglect, but this sweet old fellow just wants a warm bed where he can feel safe. He responds beautifully to kind treatment, routine and consistency, and he deserves a place of his own for his golden years, where he can be loved simply for being the good boy he is.

Klaus is posted for Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue in Redmond, WA. Please go to www.spdrdogs.org/rescue-referral/how-to-adopt/ to fill out an adoption application for Klaus. Washington State only – no interstate transports.

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

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