Gorgeous Joe has been in foster care for over 12 months. During this time his carers have dedicated their time to his training and establishing what his forever home will look like. Unforeseen circumstances have meant that we are now in search of a new carer for him (to either see him through to adoption or potentially adopt in the long run). Please read Joe’s entire profile before applying as we are looking for a very specific carer for him.

Joe is a big boy weighing in at approximately 50kg. He is a goofball with a loving heart; however his size can be difficult to manage. He loves to snuggle up on the couch, cuddle you in bed, window watch and will happily play chase/zoomies in the yard. Ideally Joe’s new home will have a large rural property where he has the ability to just be a dog without worry of neighbouring houses who may misunderstand him.
Joe loves people and is always happy to meet strangers but must be the only animal in the home due to his reactivity to other dogs. Joe has previously lived with another dog, and his carers have found that he reacts differently to dogs depending on the situation. Again, due to his size we have taken every precaution to ensure his safety and the safety of others. He has interacted with children (when muzzled) with no issues. It is important that any new situations Joe is exposed to is done in a calm, productive manner to ensure he does not become overwhelmed.

Joe’s current foster family has worked really hard on his training. He is very food motivated and may even jump up on your counter and eat an entire roll of dog food in one gulp. Joe knows how to sit, drop, crawl, touch, up, down, come, leave it, take it and am now working on learning my left and right (paws)!! Joe is very clever and picks up new things quickly – he would even benefit from a home agility course!