PTSD, TBI, PSYCHIATRIC, MEDICAL ALERT
Meet “Kool” Kingsley!!
Kingsley is a neutered, 10-month-old, 80 lbs., amazing Great Dane/Bulldog Mix!
Kingsley is a most unusual looking pooch! He caught the assessor’s eye at the shelter with his long Dane-like legs and sweet Bulldog-like face. He did well meeting with other dogs and did not seem to mind the cat either. Because of his large size, although he adores children, a home with older children, if any, is recommended. If you have little ones, just be careful that his size and desire to play is monitored!
Kingsley is house-trained and very treat motivated, so he can be trained to do a great deal of things. He is very intelligent. Kingsley is not particularly drawn to balls and frisbees, so he may not be the perfect retrieval candidate. Kingsley loves car rides and is always eager for the next trip out. He is working hard not to pull on the leash as he just loves going places, and the assigned trainer will be continuing his training and solidifying “heeling” techniques.
Kingsley will be excellent for a handler with PTSD or any Psychiatric Disabilities. His love of wanting to be with his handler, creating that loving bond, along with his magnificent appearance is just a perfect combination!
Kingsley knows many basic commands, and is a very quick learner. He adores being petted and cuddling. Deep Pressure Therapy would be something Kingsley would LOVE to do!
Kingsley would be suited for a handler older than 7 years of age (regardless of gender), who’s activity level is equal to walking for 30 minutes at 4mph or 15-20 minutes of activity a few times a day. He has the stamina and desire to work, so the handler should be prepared to take him out regularly in public.
Kingsley’s rescue requires an application process and a signed training contract with Service Dog Express.
The number one reason for dogs being returned to rescues and shelters is the existing dogs in the home rejecting the newcomer, so one must be sure your dogs would be open to a new addition.
Quick assessment of Kingsley:
- Is in good health
- Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
- Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
- Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds or more
- Responds to praise and petting
- Allows hand in its mouth without incident
- Treat motivated for training
- When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
- Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
- Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
- Exhibits no excessive barking (training can correct this behavior)
- Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
- Absolutely no history of aggression
- Is microchipped
- Up to date on vaccinations
- Gets along with cats
We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog. Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet. That training occurs when paired with their handler. This enhances the bond between dog and owner.