To be eligible to adopt Derby, you must be an approved adopter of GRRMF. Visit our How to Adopt page to review our process, policies and application. Please pay special attention to the sections on puppy facts, children and dogs and fences on our website prior to submitting an application for a puppy. If you are already on our approved adopter waiting list, an adoption coordinator will contact you if you are matched to meet this pup’s needs.
Get ready to swoon over Derby! He is just beautiful, with wistful eyes that you can’t resist. But Derby is still a a pup and needs a family that is willing to devote the training and time his deserves.
Derby loves water. His foster mom says, “For the first week, every time we went into the bathroom, he would jump in the bath tub or try to run in the shower.” Unfortunately, he’s not a natural swimmer and had to be helped out of the deep end of the pool. That hasn’t scared him though; he seems eager to learn how to swim. Derby also loves the feel of rushing air. Whether it’s from a car ride, a hair dryer or even the leaf blower, he will immediately lie down to be pampered!
Derby likes to explore, smell everything, and play fetch – most times he’ll give you the toy back! He’s pretty good on a leash and is interested in other dogs he meets, but like all young pups, he does pull and lunge, so training continues to be key for him. Most of all, he loves to be with people.
At two years old, this high spirited boy is working hard with his foster family to become a young adult. With training and patience he is starting to come into his own. He is good with dogs and cats and is house broken. He is not really thrilled about being in a crate but he does much better in an enclosed area such as a laundry room. His foster mom sees improvement in him every day and is helping him to learn that a loving home with patience and understanding, through guidance and routine is helping Derby to feel safe and sound. Like all young pups, the key to his success will continuous positive reinforcement and training in a loving environment.
As his name implies, think of Derby on a racetrack. Right now he’s in the first leg of the race, just starting out. Are you ready to pick up the reins, lovingly see him down the home stretch and across the finish line, in a home filled with love and devotion?