Name: Clayton
Photo of Clayton
Size: Medium
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Options:
Spayed/Neutered
Has Shots
Description:
Clayton was intercepted by a rescuer when a sheriff's deputy was bringing him into a high-kill holding area.  He was beyond emaciated and just in overall pitiful shape.  We don't know what the first year of Clayton's life held for him, but it was not good.  Through the rescuer's love and care, Clayton gained the weight he needed to gain, received the vet care he needed, and has recovered. 
 He is ready for a bit of a do-over on life, for sure!  He lived with dogs of all sizes in MS and got along with everybody.  He does have some energy and needs to learn some manners, but he is eager to please and just so, so eager to be loved!

He's just about a year old and weighs just about 25lbs -- he is a GREAT medium size.  He is up-to-date on vaccines, neutered, microchipped, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative.  His foster was working with him on housetraining, but he still needs more work to be reliable (it's doubtful he was ever inside a home before his foster home in MS).   Clayton's adoption fee is partially sponsored and is $300.  Applications are available at www.caninecommit.org.

Questions about this dog should be directed to ross@caninecommit.org.  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 www.caninecommit.org.

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Thank you for looking and considering rescue!!!
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