Name: Swayze
Photo of Swayze
Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Has Shots
Not Known
This amazing boy was given up by his family after they had a baby.  (Sigh.)  He is a loving boy and a big boy -- approx. 80lbs.  He is now just about 1 1/2 years old, so done growing for the most part.  He knows a couple of basic commands (sit, down) and is eager to please. He has loved all the dogs he has met -- puppy to adult, yappy to rough players.  He is certain to need some continued training and patience as he adjusts to losing his family and coming to NH, but he is a great boy who deserves to be a cherished member of a family!!  His adoption fee is $300 and applications are available on our website at

Questions about this dog should be directed to  Thank you!

A bit more information that you might find helpful:

YES, this dog is here in New Hampshire.  Canine Commitment does not post any dogs as available until they are here, in NH, and available to meet before committing to adopt.

Canine Commitment has two licensed shelter locations (at our private residences) in the state of NH, abiding by all state and federal import and quarantine laws. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization run by volunteers who just want to help save some lives.  

A NOTE ABOUT HOUSETRAINING:  We can tell you about our experience with a dog in our homes and in the fosters' homes down south (prior to arrival in NH).  Please keep in mind that we do this with a lot of pups -- dogs go directly outside when they come out of their crates and usually are not given free range in our homes without supervision.  ANY dog may need time, patience, and consistency to learn your home, your routines, and your expectations of them.  Be patient, buy a bottle of carpet cleaner just in case, and give this new relationship some time and TLC.  Most pups have been in at least three locations prior to going to your home.  They may be confused, unsure of themselves, and looking for cues ... and understanding.  They are living, feeling beings who should not be expected to be perfect instantly. (Sometimes, they are.  Bonus!)

A NOTE ABOUT LEASH WALKING:  In our homes, the pups are in fenced areas. In most cases, volunteers have walked the adult, larger dogs at some point and we have some information from them about the dog's behavior on leash.  Most often, we do not.  Our experience with them on leash is limited to transfers to/from the car, into/out of the vet's office, etc.  Some dogs behave just the way they do in group settings when they are on leash.  Other times, they do not. Do not ask too much of a new, adult dog in your home.  Give them time to adjust before introducing them to other dogs.  Introduce them slowly and with forethought (feel free to ask us for some resources -- we are happy to provide those!).

More questions?  Please check out our Adoption FAQ on our website at

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