UPDATE 08-19-2009
Baxter was an owner turn-in due to the medical reason in the family. His family loved him and had owned him since he was 6 months old, but they needed to make the difficult decision to give him up. I was lucky enough to foster Baxter, and I came very close to adopting him myself. He is just the perfect Newfie, healthy, very good natured and trained to sit, down, shake hands and walk nicely on a leash. Of course I fell completely in love with Baxter and only the very best home would be suitable for him. He has now gone to live with the Dupre’s who wanted a more mature Newfie that was calm and well trained. Baxter has two small dogs and a cat for company (they have met, of course, and like each other), and a fenced acre of riverfront property to keep him busy. His owners previously owned a Great Pyrenees but really wanted a Newfoundland for their next dog. They plan to take Baxter to work regularly, and one of them is home most days, so Baxter will get to spend a lot of time with people, which he adores.

Baxter is a 5 year old neutered male. He is big, weighing in at 130 lbs. but is very gentle and sweet natured. He hasn't met a dog or person yet that he doesn't like! He enjoys the water, walks nicely on a leash and will sit and lie down on command. He has a medium level of activity, he likes to go for a long walk but will also spend lots of time being a couch potato. He is very easy to live with, quiet, housebroken and has no bad habits that I've found. Baxter is an owner surrender who came from a family home that had him since he was a puppy. He has lived with kids and is currently fostered with two other Newfs. He is well mannered around children, but may be too large for small children. He loves to ride in the car, and has perfect manners when he meets other dogs. Of course he has the usual Newfy response to strangers and lots of people have fallen in love with him.

Baxter has had all his shots, is heartworm negative and healthy. He is a really wonderful boy and I have enjoyed fostering him. He loves baths, so if you want a water dog, Baxter may be the one for you. He would be best in a home that wants a dog that's past the puppy stage but still has plenty of energy. I just can't say enough good things about him, he really is a fantastic dog and whoever adopts Baxter is going to be a lucky person.

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