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This Week's Adoptable Pooch at Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption

http://www.atlantapetrescue.org/animal/scooby/

This handsome guy has the most unique eye color that is almost identical to the tan coloring of his coat.  He has move star looks and a sweet and gentle demeanor that is impossible to resist.

Scooby was surrendered by his former owner because they were relocating and could not bring him along.  He came to us with an overgrown coat of hair  that required a lot of grooming and his ears were badly infected, which often happens with the Cocker Spaniel breed. When we groomed Scooby he was quite sensitive about having his ears and paws touched. We thought that maybe because he was so uncomfortable from the ear infection and mats that this would change over time. However, he continues to exhibit some sensitivity and because of this would not do well in a home with small children. Teen-aged children would be okay.

Scooby also had severe gingivitis and tested positive for heartworms.  Thankfully, we provided him with a dental and the treatment necessary to rid him of the heartworms. Now, he has pearly white teeth and has recovered fully from his heartworm treatment.

Scooby is bit shy at first, but once he is comfortable and has received plenty of love and reassurance he will then start to nudge your hand to ask for more. He has certainly proven to be quite the love-bug.  He definitely enjoys the company of his people and has been enjoying the comforts of his foster family's home. He loves attention, but is also content to curl up on the floor with a toy and chew and chew and chew.  Scooby kind of “talks” to his stuffed animals while chewing and will literally nap while sucking on his toys. He can be a little protective of his toys with other dogs, but seems to be okay with his people taking his toys from him. He enjoys playing fetch with the teens in his foster home and will drop his ball for you when he is ready for a good game.

Scooby gets along well with other dogs, but for the most part ignores them. He would probably prefer to be the one and only dog in the home so that he can get all of the love.

Scooby is 100% perfect in the home in all aspects. He is completely housebroken, respectful of your things when left alone, has no issues letting you leave for work, and isn’t very interested in getting up on the furniture. What he does love is giving soft kisses to his people, going for nice walks, playing fetch or amusing himself with his stuffed animals. Scooby would love to be in a home that will understand that sometimes trust takes a little bit of time but once earned, it is there for life.

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