General Color: Black with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Current Size: 72 Pounds
Current Age: 7 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
Fence Required: Yes
Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
Exercise Needs: Moderate
Grooming Needs: Moderate
Owner Experience Needed: Species
Reaction to New People: Cautious
Bosco is a big scruffy pup that loves car rides, going for walks, and hanging out with his human friends. He is very good on leash and makes a great walking partner! He is well mannered and patient, and knows when he needs to wait quietly at your side. He does well in the car, too….though he does have a tendency to try to wiggle his way into the front when my preference is that he ride in the back! So we usually compromise and he stands somewhere in the middle and leans into me;) Which is fine, 'cause he loves his people and is so happy when he gets the chance to get away from the kennel for a while. Even happier if he happens to come across a pond or a lake while he’s out because he enjoys a dip in the water any time of year!
Bosco previously lived in an apartment complex with a very nice couple that adored him. They said he was a quiet and low key guy, that just enjoyed being around them. But Bosco didn’t do well with other dogs he met in and around the apartment and he was returned to us. As a result, we think Bosco is best suited to a single family, adult only home, since he does prefer a quiet life.
Bosco has been back with us for a while now, and it’s a shame, because he is a good boy that really deserves another chance to have a home and family. In the meantime, he is loved dearly by his friends at the kennel. He takes treats gently, knows some basic commands, and was so well housebroken when he came back to us that he hated to mess his outside run.
So if having one special dog in your life is enough for you, please consider Bosco and fill out a dog adoption application at www.ehrdogs.org - if you can't adopt right now but would like to give him a break from kennel life (he's been back with us 4 long years), please consider fostering him.
More about Bosco Scruffmeister
Is Not Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Quiet, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to play with toys, Likes to swim, Obedient, Playful, Even-tempered
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Eleventh Hour Rescue, based in Morris County NJ, is a primarily VOLUNTEER based, no kill rescue that saves animals on Death Row from high kill shelters. Eleventh Hour Rescue dogs and cats are cared for by our compassionate and dedicated team of volunteers and staff. Whether in foster homes, our kennel or adoption centers, each dog and cat receive a clean and safe living environment, fresh food and water, medical attention, and most important an abundance of love and care until they find their forever homes. We are dedicated to educating the community about the animal over population problem and the importance of spaying and neutering. All funds go directly to supporting our animals and their needs. We are an eligible charity under federal code 501(c)3.