Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. At Pound Dog Rescue, we believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, and learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process.
Meet Gordon, an 18-month-old Boston Terrier brimming with personality and charm! Typical of his breed, Gordon is a petite but powerful 20 lb dude. He is athletic, and clever, and will make the perfect companion to a person or family that wants to work with him to build his confidence.
Little Gordie didn’t have the best start but life has become significantly better since he joined the rescue. Quality food, proper vetting, and a safe home have begun to bring out the best in Gord. He loves people and dogs! He also has experience with a dog-savvy cat and got along well. Gordie doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his body.
Gordon is house-trained and crate trained. When he first joined the household, he did mark a couple times, but hasn’t had any accidents since the initial attempt to mark. Gordon is crated at night and while we are out of the house. We do work from home so there are people around most of the time. Gordon would enjoy having company throughout the day.
Gordie doesn’t know many commands yet. He can sit and make eye contact (focus) if there is a really good treat nearby. He doesn’t have much confidence now but with more training he’ll get there. Boston Terriers are a smart breed that are highly trainable. Gordon is young and we have no doubt that he’ll excel at obedience training. He went from shutting down completely when a leash was attached to enjoying a good long walk. But he will occasionally try to buck out of his collar but with continued work and the safety of a martingale collar this behaviour is improving. We always laugh at the beginning of his walks because he snorts like a little piggy for the first 10 minutes as he takes in all the smells.
Gordie is well suited to any living situation, whether an apartment or a house with a large fenced yard. He is an incredible jumper and a door charger so he would need to be watched closely both at home and in the yard. He needs to be considered a flight risk so has to go to a home with people who are very cautious about that and never give him the opportunity to dart out a door. He has found his voice and will speak up when he sees people pass by the house but is generally a quiet dog.
Boston terriers are a companion breed and Gordie is no exception. He loves his people! He is being fostered with young kids who adore his kisses. Gord is suited for a family with kids over 3yrs old as he does jump up. He is still learning the difference between dog toys and kid toys so any kids would need to be comfortable sharing or properly correcting behaviour. He loves his people so much he is constantly hoarding socks, dish towels, shoes, kids sweaters, you name it. We routinely have to go searching his crate for a missing shoe.
He is a quintessential lap dog and cuddler. He is happy to curl up on the couch at the end of the day after a good walk and a little fetch. Did we mention he’s a good jumper? He loves to pounce on his toys!
Anyone interested in Gordon needs to have experience with the Boston Terrier breed or has done their research into the breed. They have their own medical concerns as all breeds do so his people need to be aware of this and keep his health and well-being a priority.
He is very ready to start his life with a person or family that will be as devoted to him as he will be.