Age is just number and Elmo is a shining example of that! This 11-year-old Boston Terrier is far from your typical senior!
Elmo will tell you he has only one major requirement in his forever home – someone (or multiple someone’s!) to play fetch with him. It’s his absolute favorite thing in the world. He doesn’t need a fenced-in yard to partake in his beloved games of fetch – just some indoor and outdoor space and a willing human companion or two!
Of course, there a few other practical things Elmo needs in his forever home. Elmo loves his people; so much so, in fact, that he has some separation anxiety. While it doesn’t manifest itself in destructive behavior, he does sometimes have accidents when left alone so for that reason, he wears a diaper.
It thus goes without saying that Elmo’s ideal home is one in which his family is home most of the time or who can take him to work with them.
Elmo experiences extreme anxiety around other dogs, so his forever home must be dog-free and is ideally situated in an area where he will not regularly encounter other dogs. He’s is untested with cats, so a cat-free home is preferred.
Elmo can get overly excited to grab his toys back and continue his game of fetch that he occasionally nips a hand, so a home without young children is required. His eyesight is relatively poor, which also accounts for the occasional nip. He means zero harm; he just gets excited and can’t always see where his mouth is headed!
Elmo is also a super smart dude. He knows sit, stay, no more, and freely gives kisses on command! If during a game of fetch he is told “no more,” he’ll plop down and just chew on his toys instead! He is friendly, sweet and an expert snuggler.
He does have intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) and takes glucosamine and chondroitin, and fish oil. Those supplements must be continued in his forever home.
If you can supply Elmo with a steady supply of toys, regular games of fetch, and plenty of attention, please fill out an adoption application!