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#3292 Messi

ID #: 3292 Age: 4 yrs Gender: male Status: In-Progress

Hi everyone in Golden Rescue Land.  My name is Messi and I’m a four-year-old boy.  I am told I’m a big boy and need to lose some weight.  I think that’s a bit personal but I know everyone at GR, especially my amazing foster family, wants what’s best for me so I will continue with my diet/exercise program.  I mean, I’ve already lost seven pounds…pretty good, eh?  Before I tell you all the good stuff about me, I have to tell you about my Achilles Heel.  I have a thing called ‘resource guarding’.  If I have a prized possession in my mouth, I won’t let you take it from me and, in fact, very embarrassingly, I have bitten.  I am learning the command ‘drop it’ and I’m getting better at it but I need continued training and reinforcement to change this behaviour.  In the meantime, just don’t try to take things out of my mouth.  I love people and other dogs but I shouldn’t be around kids ~ not because I don’t like them, but kids wouldn’t understand my guarding issue.  Other than that, I have been described by my lovely foster mom as a sweetie-pie ~ loving, affectionate, smart, and eager to please.  I must admit I love hearing that.  I love to be made a fuss over, snuggle up on the couch for a nap. I’m okay on my own because I know you have to go out without me at times.  Loud noises don’t bother me.  You can touch me anywhere and I’m not a compulsive barker…just an ordinary one.  The doc tells me I’m really healthy…oh and by the way, I’m really good on that leash thingy (which I know is a REALLY good thing).  Well, that’s about it for me.  Time for my walk and my daily exercise routine.  Ah, I can feel the pounds melting away as we speak.  And by the way foster mom…Happy Mother’s Day…I love you!

Messi is currently being fostered in the Mississauga, ON area. If you would like more information about Messi please call our hot-line toll free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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