Hello! My name is Harley. I am five years old and I live in Kansas with my foster family. Yep, this is the face of an ace. I am ALL aces with my slobber ball, the one I take everywhere with me. The one I will ask you to throw (so I can fetch it) every day, for as much of the day as possible.
Did I mention every day?
Read on, and come run with this here big dog (twenty-six pounds of big dog) — if you’re up for it!
My previous family had a change in lifestyle, which explains my current situation. My brother went to live with a family member, and Corgi Connection of Kansas took me in. They’re no dopes. They know a winner when they see one! (That would be me).
What else can I tell you? I’m a high energy guy. Very alert and always on the move. Not a real relaxer, if you know what I mean. Lap-dogging? Not so much my style.
Though I’m not a runner or a car chaser, I am a wanderer. I know basic commands, but I overhear the humans saying it’s best if they keep their eye on me. I like to mosey, y’know? Sure, I’m an independent sort, but I’m a good listener too, eager to please.
In fact, a like a nice ramble more than cuddling. But not more than food. Or treats. Uh, nooooo. A big backyard would be paradise. Imagine all the fetching I could do! All the throwing YOU could do! It’s almost dizzying, to think of all that fun, isn’t it?
I like attention, but overall would rather have my own space than be right up next to people.
My resident Corgi bud is Sancho. Took about a week for us to become close, but we are tight now and play like old friends.
Alas, I’m not so great with bigger dogs. I’ve been exposed to three “bigger than me” dogs and didn’t much like any of them. Maybe it’s their size that gets me instigating dust-ups for my folks to break up. Any other dog my size or smaller is usually fine, so long as they have a pretty “cool” and “neutral” personality.
So if I do end up living with another dog, I’d rather live with a “chill” one, my size or smaller. I’d probably be OK with being the only dog in your household, so long as I get enough attention. Just because I like my space and independence doesn’t mean I won’t need you to pay me plenty of notice.
There are a couple of cats here. They’re fine by me. I mean, they’re not dogs, but they’ll do.
Haven’t had an opportunity to meet any kids yet with this family, so I can’t say for sure how that would go. My living arrangements have gone so topsy-turvy in recent times that I’m honestly wary of new things. This is one of those “let’s take it slow and see what happens” sort of situations. I can’t promise anything … except that you will be playing a LOT of fetch with me. Did I mention that already?
Yeah, I thought so. Just making sure.
I am protective of that ball and always keep it in sight (or my mouth), even during potty time. Other dogs get my no-nonsense signal if they try to take my ball. No biting, but growling or a snarl keeps ’em in line!
You should know that I sleep in a kennel at night with no complaints. I’m neutered (had no say in THAT one), current on vaccinations, microchipped and on heart worm prevent. I’m pretty much fit as a fiddle.
My foster mom brags on me. “He’s awesome!” she says. “We love Harley and hope there are some good applications out there for this boy, he deserves the world.” I think she’s pretty awesome herself, truth be told.
Well folks, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. Mighty nice to meet you!
If you are interested in adopting me, visit the Corgi Connection site and fill out an application, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corgi Connection will adopt out of state, but they do NOT fly their dogs unless they can go as passengers. Transports are the responsibility of the adopter with CCK approval, and any expenses for transport are the responsibility of the adopter.