Why did you decide to foster Camo?
As a small boy, I wound up in doggy jail in a county where us Pit Bulls are labeled “rescue only” and if we are not pulled by a rescue, we are euthanized. ? Luckily, a foster with FTTF had a spot for a male puppy and I got my freedom ride on May 22nd, 2018. I proved to be a good boy and eventually went on a trial adoption with an approved family, but they returned me 3 months later. I promise it wasn’t my fault. I really was a good boy, but I got caught in the middle when their teenager wasn’t taking care of me like they expected her to. I’m not sure why a teenager was expected to be fully responsible for the lifelong commitment of a dog, but that’s neither here nor there. I just know I was part of a family, and then I wasn’t.
Lucky for me, Walter is living with his new family and I got to take his spot. Of course, I adjusted easily because I’m just a happy-go-lucky boy like that ? I’m now about 11 months old and 68 lbs. Foster mom says I’m a big, chunky mush.
Does Camo have any nicknames?
Nope, but sometimes I sing to him … “Camo Wamo Bo-Bamo, Banana-Fama-Fo-Famo, Me-My-Mo-Mamo, CAMO!”
How would you describe him in three words?
Giant, silly, sweet.
What is Camo’s favorite thing?
Balls. All of the balls. Tennis Balls, Rubber Balls. Any durable toy is good, but balls are best. He will fetch them inside and outside in the back yard. Him and Zoey are always back and forth taking them from each other. Within an hour, all of the balls usually have made their way under the couch so then he resorts to the rubber toys. He will get on the couch, tennis ball in mouth, and bury the ball in the couch cushions, only the frantically try to dig it back out. Camo lives for the ball. I’m transitioning him to rubber balls because I have to throw away about 4 broken tennis balls a day. He’s a power chewer for sure. One time I poured out a zillion tennis balls on the floor and he was so overwhelmed that he couldn’t choose just one so he was going from ball to ball chasing them all around (there’s a video of it somewhere) until they all ended up under the couch. He tries, but has not yet mastered the art of carrying two tennis balls at once.
Describe Camo’s perfect day:
Every day is his perfect day. This dog is slap happy all the time. He is super happy if one day contains a game of fetch, a game of Nascar in the backyard with Zoey, food, and snuggle-time. He needs to burn off a little bit of steam since he’s really just an over-sized puppy, but it’s not overly excessive. A game of fetch and maybe some zoomies around the yard with Zoey is enough to satisfy his exercise requirements. At the end of the day, he really wants to snuggle-up (dogs and/or humans, he doesn’t discriminate!). He also likes it when you tell him he’s handsome and take his picture.
Describe Camo’s ideal family:
Camo is pretty versatile and could fit into a lot of families. He tends to be submissive with other dogs so some doggy-siblings would be fine. He also tends to match the energy of the other dogs he is around. If the other dog is extremely playful, he will play all day long (sometimes to the point of excess!), but if the other dog is an antisocial couch potato, he will just hang out. Any play buddy should be durable and about his size, but he’s a freight train when he gets to running full speed. His bestie now is only 45lbs so he bulldozer her sometimes, but for the most part, she holds her own with him. Camo is like Velcro and does not want to be left alone so he will follow his humans from room to room. His humans can be any shape, size, or gender, however he would probably do best with older children. He would not maliciously hurt a child, but he is large and goofy and will likely knock them over since he’s just an over-sized puppy. Camo doesn’t chew on things he’s not supposed to when his humans are home, but he needs to be crated when left unattended because he will probably chew something. His family will have to be up for his goofy puppy mannerisms and be able to give him a little bit of exercise. Otherwise, he’s really pretty easy going and just wants affection. We have not cat tested him so I have no idea if he’d be good with cats, but he can be upon request.