PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTAmes is a young GSP. We will be placing him with experienced dog owners. Ames cannot be placed in a home with other dogs or cats and he must be placed in a home with a physically fenced yard. He is a work in progress as he does not play well with other dogs, but is super sweet with humans. No young children please. AMES' STORY: Ames is a gorgeous, one year old classic GSP liver and white coat and markings. He currently weighs about 50 pounds and isn't overly large or too small - he's just right. His foster family says Ames' energy level isn't as high as one would expect for a young dog, more of a medium energy level as opposed to a high level. Ames is prey driven and will eagerly run through the yard chasing any unsuspecting squirrel that unfortunately drops in 'uninvited'. Ames is quick to let them know they're not welcome and better be quick to make a hasty departure from his turf. Ames hasn't shown any food or toy aggression toward his family and is actually quite the snuggle bug. Due to his current reactions towards other dogs, we will consider a home with older children that have experience with dogs. His foster family says Ames can be a bit rambunctious at times and, like many GSPs, has velcro tendencies he tends to believe every human within his reach is there specifically to bestow upon him the adoration (petting, rubbing, 'fussing over') and attention he wants so much. He loves to sit on their lap and he does have a little bit of an issue with personal space and boundaries, but in a very sweet, adorable way. The closer he can be to you, the better he seems to like it. His foster family is working on some of his personal space problems/issues, especially his passion for face-licking. This little guy is having a bit of hard time understanding not everybody is as happy to receive his kisses as he is willing to lavish them upon them. Ames likes to play outside in the yard and will readily play fetch and tug-of-war. Outside he truly exhibits the qualities of the young GSP that he is, but when he comes inside and it's time for him to settle in and become a bit more of a low-key indoor pet, he quickly assumes his new role. As a matter of fact, he seems to understand that inside rules are quite different than outside rules. Inside means quiet, ear rubs, pets, human contact, while outside means running, playing, and being on high alert for those pesky squirrels. Ames doesn't experience separation anxiety and is crate-trained. He already knows several commands, including: sit, stay, come, kennel up and drop it. Whew sure seems like this little guy is already way ahead of many of his peers, and even many of his 'elders' in the GSP world. LOL! Ames enjoys going for leash walks and visiting the world outside of his back yard, but he does tend to pull a bit on his leash, which is another area his fosters are working on with him. If you're looking for a quiet, bashful GSP, Ames probably won't fit that bill. He's quite the 'talker' when he gets excited. He doesn't really bark much, but if he gets excited about something (feeding time, treats, etc.) he does have a way of letting you know he's excited with his cute GSP chatter. His foster family considers his 'talking' to be one of his more endearing qualities and finds themselves responding in kind (talking back to him) to this little quirk. Ames' talking quickly brings smiles to their faces and reminds them of how sweet and cute this little guy is whether he's trying to get attention, or if he's just happy about what's going on at the moment. Some of Ames' favorite things include playing fetch, chewing on bones, snuggling with his people, and just chillin' on the couch. And let's not forget about how much he loves getting loved. That's probably his #1 favorite thing just feeling the touch from someone who loves him as much as he loves them. There are so many positive things about this little guy and we've only been able to cover a few in this space. He's a unique little boy with a unique name. Over the last couple of years, using the name Ames for a boy has quickly grown in popularity. Ames means friend and that is truly what you'll be getting if you adopt this GSP. A friend for life, friend who will love you as much as you'll love him. If you are interested in Ames, please visit www.ilshorthairresuce.com, read about the application process, then fill out and submit your online application.