Lovable face-licker needs baby-free home
Unfortunately, it is time for me to find a new home for my dog, Archie. We have had Archie for about four of five years now; we adopted him from a shelter when he was somewhere between 1-3 years old. He is a GoodBoy, but he has not adapted well to life with our new baby. He needs more attention and care (and training) than we can give him right now, and it is starting to stress him out. I think he would do better in a house with no kids, or at least older kids (he does ok with my 6-year-old stepson on weekends).
We think Archie is around 6 years old (it is hard to know for sure because we adopted him as a young adult dog). He is 60lbs, some kind of hound mix, and in generally good health (although he probably could stand to lose a couple pounds). He is up to date on his shots and vet-checks and is currently taking heartworm prophylactic meds. He also takes prescription sedatives when he gets his nails clipped because boy howdy he hates that!
Other notable health "quirks" include: he survived heartworm and treatment, he has a scar on his belly, he has a metal object in his penis (sorry, there is no normal way to say that), and he has a missing tooth. We're not sure what his life was like before us, but it seems it was interesting.
Behavior-wise, he has very basic training, which needs to be spruced up after the baby. He is housebroken. And he is very food motivated (quite the chow-hound, in fact).
His stress levels just seem to be getting worse since the baby. He now spends a lot of the time hiding under the bed from the little human that has invaded his home. I just want him to have a place where he can be comfortable and happy and get good ear scratches. We don't have any family or friends in the area who are able to take him.
He likes ear scratches and belly rubs and is a notorious face-licker. Because he is not so bright, he would do best with an experienced dog owner with the patience and skills needed to properly train him beyond the "sit," "down," and "leave it" that he knows now.
Please let me know if you want to be the person to help my boy out. Although this isn't an emergency situation, it would be good to re-home him before the holidays (which I can only imagine will push his stress levels through the roof).