4 years old
Hello, everybody! I’m Troy Turner. Pleased to meet you! Did you know my name means soldier? I stand tall like a soldier at attention because I have really long legs. I’m also ready for a uniform check at any time because I keep my coat in tip-top shape. Foster Mama says I love to be bathed and brushed, so keeping me groomed is easy. Us soldiers also have to be strong, so I need to gain some weight. I do love my food and beef lung treats too! Boot camp always involves exercise to build muscle, and walking and running are so much fun. I even know the words: “walk” and “go out.” We have to be brave as well. Cars and leashes were new to me, but I took to them like a champ! I rode well in the car when I was transported, and I was easy on the leash too. After all, marching is being-a-soldier 101! Every soldier also knows how to be observant, so I do pull a bit on the leash when I smell something exciting. I do know “sit,” though, so you can ask me to do so before you put on the leash. I’ll need a 6-foot fence too because I could escape if something catches my interest. A good soldier always watches out for his squad, and I’ll love keeping my eye on you. I wouldn’t want to miss any cuddling opportunities! But, when you have to leave the compound, I mean house, you can count on me to protect it and not destroy anything. Napping is nice too, so I’ll probably get some shut-eye in while you’re gone. You won’t have to worry about me using the potty either because I’m house-trained! In fact, I know how to use a doggy door, or I sit by the back door to ask to go out. Part of soldiering is also being a diplomat, and I am friendly to everyone and every dog that I meet. And, once I get to know you, I love getting snuggles and pets. It’s all part of my gentle nature and laid-back personality. I am good with other dogs as well, so they can be a part of our crew too. My foster dog brother and I love to play together, and I’m such a trooper because I share all my toys with him. I’m a sweet and loving boy who can’t wait to be the newest recruit in your family!