Dakota - Foster to Adopt ONLY
Weight: 73 Pounds
This gorgeous, playful boy came to us back in 2015 from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC. He is lovable, energetic, affectionate... everything you could want in a young, large-breed dog. Dakota truly needs a FOREVER home. He has been returned to ARC FOUR TIMES since coming to us... and never for a reason that was a fault of his own! His first adopter brought him back because they, "didn't have enough time." His second adopter returned him because he got called back to the military. This was very sad, as we had very high hopes for this adopter. The third adopter returned poor Dakota because he was too energetic. This poor boy just can't catch a break! And finally, adopter number four returned him because he was too energetic, and was unwilling to train him (even though this was agreed to prior to adoption).
Dakota needs an active, YOUNG family that will give him the exercise and attention that he really needs. He would do well in a young family that has adequate time to train him, exercise him, and play with him. If you're away from home frequently, or don't have the time to give him enough exercise and training, then Dakota is NOT the dog for you. However, if you're willing to devote the time he deserves to raise and train him properly, he'd be just perfect. We even provide the trainer!!!
So... because he has been returned so many times, we have decided to classify Dakota as Foster to Adopt. This means that he must spend time in your home as a foster pet first. His foster home will be required to work with our canine trainer on a weekly basis. We will perform a home visit every week for the first few weeks. Once all parties involved are satisfied that we've found his forever home, we'll consider adoption. ARC will cover all costs associated with Dakota's care (food, medical, etc) during the time he's being fostered.
Dakota is a wonderful, sweet dog. He just needs the right forever home. Why not come out and meet him?
My ideal home:
I'm good with:
- Some Other Dogs
- Older Children