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Adoption Alert ~ Payton #2641 - Adoption Pending

Hi name is Payton and I’m just under a year old.  I say that to remind you that I’m still a pup.  A BIG pup, yes, but a pup nonetheless.  I know I’ve got a lot to learn as in my previous life I wasn’t taught much.  I am house-trained and I know how to sit, but that’s about it.  So, I need an experienced forever family to teach me all the things I should already know.  I’m a big strong boy ~ in fact, I have to lose a few pounds but I’m very active so that shouldn’t be a problem.  I love people, other dogs, and even cats are fine with me.  I’m not a big barker, I can be left alone if you have to go out, and I’m also okay in the crate.  The doc says I have no mobility issues but I don’t like stairs and I find getting into the car hard ~ I think I’m just fearful of both as they are new to me, although once I’m in the car I’m fine.  Go figure!  My big problem is I have guarding issues with food and toys.  I’m fine sometimes but sometimes I’ll growl if you try to take something from me I really want.  I’m working on this but you would have to continue my training and you’ll have to be patient with me until I learn the do's and don'ts.  I’m learning ‘drop it’ so if you want something I have, use that command.  Don’t try to grab it from me ~ I don’t like that.  In fact, I snapped once.  I didn’t hurt anyone but it was just a reflex reaction and I’m very embarrassed.  I know...I know, I have to figure this out because other than that I’ve been described as a sweet, gentle giant.  So, if you’re looking for a house-trained pup, I'm your boy.  I need a strong alpha to look up to and teach me pretty much everything and it’s probably best not to have any children in the home…at least for now.  The things I need no training on are loving, cuddling, and playing and being goofy and grateful. Those things come naturally to me!

Payton is currently being fostered in the London, ON area. If you would like more information about Payton please call our hot-line toll free at 1-866-712-8444 or email adoption(at) and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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