PETALUMA CALIFORNIA AREA: Interested in this boy that we have taken into our rescue? First step is to fill out our adopt application www.jcldr.com it is under Forms and it is a fillable form. Then we call you and if we all feel he is a good match then the meet and greet. No one is obligated by filling out our app but it is the best way to start. Thank you TEMP FOSTER :: We will take a foster or foster with intent to adopt as temp foster is limited and we would like to evaluate him more but we are so impressed with him. FOSTER MOM'S INPUT: We found Matter as a stray in an unincorporated area in Nicasio, CA. He was very thirsty and hungry, extremely thin and scared. We do not know where he came from, he was not chipped and no one has claimed him. Matter is the sweetest dog. He is very eager to please and becomes very attached to his family. He is smart and learning very quickly he can sit on demand, even starting to lay down and stay on command. He is potty trained, has not had one accident. He loves his learning time too. He is just a big adorable baby. Matter has not learned all of his manners. He ate the pumpkin bread off the counter, he is learning not to jump up on people in excitement but is not there yet. He may be afraid of large menĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BD%BD%BD'Ľ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD%BD%BD%BD%BD|one man tried to pet him while I was on a walk and he growled at the man a warning but remember he was a stray with people and dogs on the streets probably not treating him right. He has to learn to trust street strangers. I then saw a woman and she had no problem petting him. He also has separation anxiety and that is normal, clingy because he is having to start all over with new things and people. He is learning the crate and doing better. He has a hard time with other dogs, especially large dogs. He does not appear to have been socialized with other animals. He will growl and bark at other dogs while on walks. He has lunged at other dogs in an defensive way but just seems uncertain. We have only had him a short time. There is more to learn about this nice dog. UPDATE !1/17 We have been Fostering Matter for a about 4 weeks now and have learned a lot more about this sweet dog. When we first had him he growled at a man who approached us on the street and we assumed he did not like men. Since then we have had visitors in our home and both men and women have approached us on the street while walking him (he's so cute people stop us a lot) and we have not had any other occasions of him growling and anyone. We also thought Matter would not do well with other dogs as you can see below he is fine with other dogs and we now have him enrolled in a doggy social program a few days a week to help him with social behavior with other dogs and of course have fun too. Matter is a goofy, sweet puppyë'█| who loves to sit in your lap and be close with his family. He is a real cuddle bug and forgets he is not a lap dog. We have found he also likes to go on car rides. He sits in the back of the car chews his bone and looks at the cows out the window. We have a cat and have held the cat so that he can smell her and he was not at all aggressiveë'█|he was actually a little apprehensive with the cat. The cat was not as apprehensive so we have kept them apart.