Meet Ozzy! Ozzy is a a 9 year old Lab/Shepherd/Mastiff mix. He is a very big (100 lbs!), sweet and a lovable guy. Ozzy loves everyone who walks through the front door and will roll over for a belly rub to get acquainted. He is great with children of all ages and is very comfortable and patient with them. He isn't much of a barker and will only give a couple woofs to let you know that somebody has come to the front door. He spends most of his days lounging around, enjoying cuddles and loving his daily walk. He is a medium energy dog and needs daily exercise, but is perfectly happy with a 30 minute walk and will sleep at your feet afterwards. He isn't overly interested in toys, but does enjoy chewing on a dog bone in the evenings. He isn't destructive and won't chew on any of your household items, and is completely house trained! He also hasn't shown any problems with separation anxiety, though he does love it when his humans come home!

He gets along great with dogs that he meets out on walks and loves getting to play with them. However, he prefers to be the only dog in the house. He has lived with a both a cat and bird and they have learned to live together peacefully. They aren't best friends, but they both have free range of the house and haven't had any problems. He does have a sensitivity to red meat, and does best on a chicken/salmon based diet. He has no other health problems, and is still surprisingly agile and free of pain given his size and age.

While Ozzy is wonderful with everyone that he meets indoors, he is wary around people that he meets outdoors. We are unsure where this issue began, but the trainer who has worked with him wonders if he had a negative experience with people outdoors in his past. Through training, he has gotten much better on walks and will walk by most people very peacefully, though we do recommend that he doesn't walk in between the dog walker and the person on the side walk. Ozzy cannot be left unattended outdoors, and needs to be on a leash and under control of his handler. Some continued training with an experienced dog trainer and socialization around people outdoors is important for this boy. Ozzy is great in the car.

Ozzy is one of the sweetest guys and most people that meet him fall in love immediately. He has such a big heart and just needs someone who is able to continue training outdoors to help him become more comfortable in that area.

Ozzy is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue. The adoption donation is $400. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. Please fill out our Adoption Form if you are interested. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com

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