Guess what? BRIT finally found out what my real name is! My name is not Maverick – it’s (well read below). Since I was born on Valentine’s Day 2009, I was called … you guessed it:
Valentine – “Val” for short … And guess what else? I have a heart on my left flank. (Check out the picture.) Perfect don’t you think. Anyway, all the other information you know about me is right on. I have a short yet sad story to tell – I was in a shelter for a few weeks. There, that’s it. BRIT saved me and now I’m in a great foster home!!! Told you it was short.
Foster Mom and Dad’s observations of “Val”: WOW this is one drop-dead-gorgeous handsome BIG Brittany boy. It’s hard to believe such a beautiful Brittany could be found at a shelter! Val has all the classic Brittany traits—he is loving, playful, smart, emotional and high energy. He loves people, he is loyal, gentle and gets along well with other dogs. We haven’t introduced him to a cat yet. We think he would make a great family dog, especially in a home with a hunter or runner.
He is housebroken, sits, and lies down. He does not need to be told “No” more than once. Now we know why he didn’t respond to his name of Maverick (the name they gave him at the shelter). Nevertheless, it just takes a whistle and he’s at your side. Now that we know his real name, he DOES respond to “Val.”
Val has one little issue. He likes to jump/climb (six foot) wooden fences. Val is currently at “boot camp” to learn how not to jump fences – he’s doing great and his new family will need to continue the training until he really “gets it.” The trainer says he’s very sweet and very smart …
UPDATE FROM TRAINER: Val is an awesome boy! He has learned not to jump my fence. He is starting to get bored here and needs his forever home. A few heads up on Val: he needs a “job” and lots of room to run. Perhaps hunting or agility – something to keep him engaged and interested – he’s very smart. He appears to have hunting ability (was most likely a hunting dog in the past); is good with my young son; NOT good with chickens or livestock and not respectful of cats; he will need continued training on fence climbing – but learns quickly. He definitely needs a strong owner – one he cannot push around – and he will be a wonderful Brittany.
If you are looking for a big and beautiful, active new companion to be a forever member of your family, please fill out an adoption application. Please choose me – don’t forget my name – “Val”! The only thing I ask is that you promise to keep me forever and ever (and ever).
Val has been neutered. He is up to date on his shots, on heartworm preventative, microchipped and ready for his new home.