ADOPTED! Flacko has Flair
Flacko is a 3 year old, liver & white, neutered male.
He is currently being housed at a non-kill shelter in the
state of Delaware, where he has been since December 1998.
Flacko was brought to the shelter by a woman who found
him on Interstate 95! He was skin and bones...hence his
name, Flacko (Spanish for skinny). Since
then, he has been well-fed and has fattened
up nicely. Flacko is healthy, current on his vaccinations
and is on a heartworm preventative.
Staff at the shelter report Flacko loves to chase birds
through the exercise fields and will often stare into the
trees where the birds are nesting. Flacko has a play
buddy who he enjoys romping through the
fields with. Shelter staff report they have not seen
Flacko demonstrate aggression towards other dogs, but he
does NOT like cats. Flacko knows how to sit, enjoys
playing with balls.
Flacko was adopted by a family who unfortunately had to
return him to the shelter because a family member
suffered severe allergic reactions. The family reported
that while he was with them, Flacko was affectionate,
gentle with the children (ages 2, 3 and 7), playful,
friendly, and active. He also enjoyed settling for quiet
time. He handled the familys noisy household very
well and was visitor-friendly. He exercised in a yard
that was fenced with a 4 cyclone fence and did not
attempt to escape. While with the family, Flacko spent
his nights in the master bed. During periods of no
supervision, Flacko willingly spent his time in a crate.
The family also reported that Flacko was house-broken and
had no accidents while with them.
Not completely comfortable with thunderstorms, shelter
staff have observed Flacko curl up on his bed during
heavy boomers and ride out the storm with just a little
shakiness. He does NOT, however, enjoy car rides, and a
family member would often ride in the cars back
seat to comfort him during the ride.
If you would like more information about Flacko, please
contact me and I will put you in touch with the shelter
that is fostering Flacko.
Uploaded on 4/28/99
by Nancy Alcorn, e-mail: Nancy.Alcorn@pointerrescue.org