Rowan

Rowan

6 yr / Male

Long Coat

Black & Red

Hello. I am Rowan aka super sniffer.

First and foremost, I love my breakfast, my second breakfast, and my dinner. If my humans lose track of time, I remind them I am waiting to be fed. I also wait patiently after their lunch and dinner are done for my small snack reward. I’ve been told this is a bad habit but I am very patient.

My favorite toys are my Lamb-y and my Hedgehog. If you have good treats and I am hungry, I will play fetch and bring the ball back to you as long as I am rewarded with a treat each time. I have a special sized ball I love.

I wear a dog harness for my walks. I know how to heel but enjoy being let out for sniffs with the OK command. I spend a lot of time marking in my yard and on my walks, but not in the house.

I drink a lot of water. My mom and dad are always gripping about the fact that they have to keep filling my water bowls.

I live on a small ranch with a 3/4 acre backyard that is fenced. I spend most of my day walking the permitter looking for intruders. Another part of the day is spent laying out on the large grassy area listening for anyone coming and going. I then alert my mom and dad. I have a small husky mix for my playmate. He and I play beautifully together. I’ve never met a cat but I don’t think I would like them.

My mom and dad haven’t been very good about the “go to bed” command so I bark at the front door whenever a package is delivered. I want them to know I am here, guarding my property.

My mom and dad love to brush me, but again, it involves kibble. One of them brushes me while the other one feeds me bits of kibble. They love it when I look so much more handsome.

I am afraid of the water hose. Someone must have squirted me before I was rescued. I am not afraid of the swimming pool and love sleeping by it, but I won’t go in the water. I am also afraid of remotes that make noise. I run to the other room. I am not afraid of the TV remote because that doesn’t make noise. My big fear is going to the vet. White coats, stethoscopes, and stainless steel tables bother me. My mom and dad give me sugar-free peanut butter inside my muzzle. I am very happy to get peanut butter and have my muzzle on. For general shots and routine work at the vet, I behave well, but they keep my muzzle on.

I listen well and I’m smart and alert. I can sit, down, stay, come, spin, fetch, finish, go to bed, play “bang,” and touch. I do best if I get a small piece of dog food as a reward. If you work with me, I can be excellent, as I am trainable and love people. I am wary of strangers until I’m introduced, and my mom and dad keep me on a close leash.


If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first. Contact us via email at information@coastalgsrsd.org. The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.