Update on Valentino: Valentino is a very sweet, easy going mellow boy. He loves attention and is very affectionate with his people (he loves to cuddle) and is always happy to see you. He has his times
of playfulness but not overly rambunctious and settles after a short time. He is lower energy but very puppyish and loves to play with his toys.
Valentino needs a calmer home with no small children. He'll do best as the only dog because he's not fond of sharing his toys or food. He gets along nicely with other dogs when no toys or food are involved, though he doesn't like socializing with intact male dogs. He's not a dog park kind of dog, but loves his walks, walks very well on the leash and is not leash reactive. Valentino is learning his basics and has been trained to come when called and is crate trained. In training he needs lots of patience and positive reinforcement. This super sweet, fun and happy go lucky boy to have around will make the right family a wonderful, loving companion.
Valentino along with three other dogs were found dumped on an embankment where they stayed together for a couple of days until a rescuer spotted them in Mexico. They were all scooped up and brought to safety. We have seen several videos of them playing with other dogs. They like people and seek affection. They are nervous at first but warm up quickly. The rescuer who has them also reported they shared food and bedding without any issues. When the Lab Rescuers volunteer met them, they were happy and tails wagging. I took a wet cloth and washed Valentino’s face and he closed his eyes and soaked up the attention. They all took treats very gently. They road nice in the car. They felt safe in the crate and took a long nap on the way to the vets office. The leash was new to them and this was a big day. They will need time and patience to feel safe to go on walks. Please check back and look for updates as we learn more about them.