Editor's note: This is a new weekly series called "Pet of the Week" where we feature a companion up for adoption from Pet Haven of Minnesota.
Every two weeks, Richfield Petco partners with Pet Haven of Minnesota for adoption events for dogs and cats that need new homes.
This week's Richfield Patch Pet of the Week is Carter:
Carter is a 4-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever/English Springer Spaniel who was surrendered to the Martin County Humane Society by his owners. It isn’t clear as to why, but it’s certainly not on account of his looks. Carter is chocolate-colored and quite handsome. It does seem that his previous home lacked structure and training.
But in a short time, Carter has already mastered potty training and crate training, and knows "Sit," "Down" and "Come." He is working hard on "Stay" and "Leave it."
Therefore, Carter would be best served by a family that could be consistent with this training, as these commands are very new to him.
Carter is two different dogs when it comes to being indoors and outdoors. He will sniff through every square inch of a new home, leaving no area unlooked. But once he is comfortable, he likes to lounge about while indoors. But once outside, Carter is a natural adventurer. He loves to run and play, chase squirrels, follow scent trails, and can’t wait to go on car rides and see even more.
Carter loves spending time with people and will follow his owners around through the house. He does well with dogs and kids and had no reaction during testing towards cats.
Carter has a clean bill of health, is a svelte 40lbs, hardly ever barks, and just needs a family willing to spend quality time with him.
Check out Carter’s bio at petfinder.com/petdetail/23721809 or meet him in person on Oct.20 at the Richfield Petco, where he will be with Pet Haven’s other large breed dogs.