Banjo, 6-y-o M/N, AL

Banjo is a sweet boy who has lived outside most of his life, though he does love being inside or on the screened-in porch close to his people. They must give him up because he chases their car down the driveway and that riles up the neighbors’ dogs and the neighbors have threatened to shoot him. Tough neighborhood. Banjo is good with cats, as you can see, though if they run, he might give chase. He’s also good with chickens and horses, and a good protector who keeps the raccoons and possums out of his yard. He loves his 20-lb female mutt-sister and allows her to get bones first, but he’s not fond of male dogs. He’s fine with older children – teenagers – if they spend time with him and walk him, but not so much younger kids.

Although he’s been outside most of his life, he actually does ok on a leash. He was hit by a car when he was 2 years old and, as a result, had to be tethered to the porch to give him time to heal and keep him from being too active; so he adjusted to being on leash. He will pull, so he needs training to help him learn to take a nice walk with you. He does know the basic sit, stay, come, and down from an obedience class at Petsmart, but needs consistency to keep in practice. He’s quite smart so he’s a quick learner.

If you’re looking for a loyal, loving companion, Banjo just might be the one.

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