Oh, Slim Jim. He's kind of a big deal here. See, Slim Jim has a bit of a history. Slim was adopted out to a family but returned when the family situation changed and they couldn't manage a dog any longer. Unfortunately, the family had used negative dominance training methods without our knowledge or permission (we use and promote positive reinforcement training.) The dominance training resulted in Slim Jim becoming fearful and reactive. Once back in foster care, and starting over with building positive relationships and associations for Slim he was selected as a candidate for the MS Stability Program through The Bickell Foundation. Slim did great in the training program but he was struggling with his reactivity in public so he was removed from the program. 80% of the candidates don't graduate from the program, so even though he isn't service dog material, he will make an amazing family dog. If dogs could be doctors, 6 year old Slim Jim would have the ability. He is super smart. He's had hundreds of hours of training with various trainers and he knows all his manners like sit, stay, come, shake, down and leave it. He is treat motivated as well. Slim Jim is 80 pounds so we feel he'd do best in a home with older teens and no cats. He is dog friendly but we feel he would do best with a dog of similar size and energy. Slim Jim would like a home with walks, belly rubs, Kongs, interactive toys, windows that he can look out of, yogurt and sweet potatoes to mix into his food, stuffed squeaky toys to destroy, car rides, hugs and cuddles, lots of chewies like bones! He'd also like a home that will use sweaters and raincoats because he isn't a fan of cold, snow and rain. He has requested a home with no vacuum cleaners! (yes, we know ... but maybe vacuum when he's hanging outside?) Slim Jim does well in his crate but his foster thinks he'd be fine left out. Slim Jim has a few challenges in his life and he needs someone with patience and understanding to help him become the dog we know he can be. He needs lots of love and reassurance to help him build his confidence. We'd love to talk with you about how amazing he is and see if you are his forever person.