Rawley – Black Male, 7 years, 95 lbs.

Hello friends!  My name is Rawley. I wish I wasn’t here, but my family separated and they were unable to keep me.  They contacted these nice folks from the Defenders of Dogs to help me find a forever family that will love me as much as they did.  So, in a way, I guess I am happy to be here.

You can see from the frost sneaking into my muzzle that I’m not a young pup.  Let me tell you what – there is still lots of life to live and love to give left in this handsome hunk.  What’s more, I am potty-trained, know how to sit, stay, up, down, come, roll-over, shake hands, fetch and seek.  I don’t chew on the humans’ stuff.  I walk well on a leash and I like to go for rides in the car.  That’s WAY better than a stinkin’ cute-faced puppy!  I am very playful and love chasing the ball.  You’ll probably get worn out before I do.  I also love to play in the water and I’d really like a house with a pool or a beach.
My foster mom has an old lady Lab who just lays around, a young Golden Retriever, one of those stinkin’ cute-faced puppies, and an old cat that we don’t see too often.  I get along with everybody, but mostly play with the golden guy.  Sometimes I get too excited and forget how big I am and knock things over.  And I do like to be boss.
With what I’ve been through recently, I am feeling a bit stressed, anxious and insecure.  I don’t like being alone and will whine or bark.  It may take me a little time to de-stress and settle into a new home.  Please be patient with me.  When I know I can trust you, that you love me and aren’t going to send me away again, I will return that love and be your faithful, loyal companion forever.  I am ready to find my forever family!  Is that you?

Rawley is a big, energetic boy, who needs a family that is firm but loving.  He will do best in a home without a lot of chaos (that feeds anxiety), and where he will get exercise daily.  He is an alpha kind of male who does not like to share his food and may do best as an only dog and with older children only.  If you want to make Rawley a member of your family forever, please apply online today.