Dakota is about 9 months old but is already a big strong guy. He’s been fostered by one of our volunteers. She reports that Dakota has been crate trained and knows some basic sit and down commands, but still needs some practice. He also needs some more practice walking on a leash, but is coming around. He can be a little shy at first around strangers, but if you let him get used to you he becomes very friendly and affectionate. He can get along fine with other dogs once he’s had a proper introduction. We think he’d do well in a family with older kids since he’s still pretty young and doesn’t know his own strength yet. The ideal owner for Dakota would be someone willing to put in the time to train him and help build up his confidence so he can grow into a great companion. And yes that last pic is Dakota when he was a puppy!