BOULDER

Mixed Breed NEUTERED male, 3 years old and 60 pounds.

UPDATE 9/5: Boulder was very shy and unsure about the world when he found himself at the shelter. We've been quietly and calmly working with him, and he has made lots of progress. One of his volunteer buddies told us that when Boulder first meets people, he is cautious. But, when he understands you're his friend, then HE'S YOUR FRIEND! During his photo session Boulder was lots more relaxed with the photographer, and not at all concerned about that strange object he was holding in his hands! Boulder likes treats, attention and pets, and he knows sit. Boulder is a strong dog, and he will need a guardian who is savvy about leash and canine manners training. We think that with a "job" (learning commands,) Boulder will continue to blossom. Mr. B will also need a home with folks who will help him continue to overcome his shyness. This big galoot is swooningly handsome!

Boulder was surrendered to us when his family moved to a no-pets-allowed housing. They reported he was house trained and was friendly with other animals and people. Boulder is having a hard time adjusting to life in the shelter--he is worried about meeting new people and new situations. It is especially challenging for dogs who've been part of a family to get used to being here and we would like to find him his true forever home ASAP! He will need a gentle and patient guardian who will expose him slowly to his new home and life in general. We think that once he knows he is safe and loved he'll be back to his sweet self in no time. We are still getting to know Boulder, so please check back for updates.