My name is Bates (short for Beethoven) and I am a handsome and talkative Rat Terrier and Dachshund mix gentleman in my middle years. I will be at Pet Pride in Golden Gate Park today from 11:00 until 3:00 and I hope you’ll come and meet me. Click here for more info on the event.
I am fully house trained and understand that my crate is for sleeping (though I will always choose to be closer to you, if you’ll let me!); I am happy sunning myself under a window all day but also adore being leashed up or riding in the car to any outdoor adventure. Once out in the world, I will stay by your heel (even when you let me off leash) unless there is a particularly enticing smell to stop at, but I will sprint to catch up with you again before you’re out of sight. Joggers and strange dogs running toward us get me riled up, and I will tell them off, unless you distract me first.It’s my job to protect you, after all!
I love to run and romp with a friend, and do engage in some light wrestling with my foster sister on a regular basis. At my age, I have a clear sense of who and what I’m comfortable with and what the proper behaviors are for both myself and others, but with gentleness, patience, and consistency I can also adapt to new situations and people.
I am around 8 years old, a trim 13 pounds, and looking to settle down into a nice routine with a mellow human companion or two, to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Will it be you?
If you are interested in adopting Bates, please complete the Grateful Dogs Rescue online adoption application at http://gratefuldogsrescue.org/AdoptionProcess. One of our volunteers will get back to you. Adoptions are local, confined to the SF Bay Area.
Through a generous grant from Maddie’s Adoption Fund, Bates qualifies to have his adoption fee waived through the end of 2013!