Hi! I'm Butler and I'm a "semi-rare" grey Newfie.
I am still a big puppy at just a little over a year old; I'm smart but nobody has ever invested the time to teach me much and Lisa is the first person I've ever really been able to talk to.. I came out of a puppy mill operation, and so when it comes to knowing "the rules of the road" about being a great pet, here's what I can bring to the equation: I am a Newfoundland dog. My people were bred to help your people. We can be calm and helpful, we can play fetch, and we are loving. We love kind children and sensible adults. Sometimes we get excited and can knock over a child or an elderly person unintentionally, so people need to pay attention to with whom and how we are playing. If a dog can figure this out, I'm hoping owner people can catch a clue as well. Newfies have had a history of helping swimmers or people who have fallen off dikes or boats. That's pretty impressive when you think about it ... or at least I think it is. I mean really, when is the last time you saw a person dive into the water to help a dog? I am an intelligent guy who wants to make people happy. I just need to understand what I need to do to make that happen. Please be patient with me -- the puppy mill was not an enriched environment for young dogs to grow up in. I need help, but I really want to make you proud of me. I believe I am here to find a family who wants to see me blossom into the truly great dog I can be. In return, I want them to be proud of me and to know that I will always love them, no matter what. I will work really hard to learn everything I need to know to be an amazing family buddy. Do you have a kind and patient family who will help me grow into the potential I show for being a wonderful companion, protector and friend?