Zip is one big, handsome, orange gentleman. Zip is a big guy (70 pounds when first surrendered, now about 63) and probably should trim down a little more. He is housebroken, crate trained, and very well mannered. He is a lover, just wants to rest his head on your knee to be petted. He stays close during TV time, and curls up on the floor at the end of the bed and sleeps through the night. He waits for his foster brothers and sister to wake Dad up to make breakfast. Zip eats in a supervised group, and has shown no signs of food aggression if another dog moves close to him while eating. He eats slowly and carefully. He has access to his fenced back yard through double magnetic dog doors, a feat he learned quickly. Zip likes the toys and chew bones that are always available. He knows sit, no (when eyeing the counter), and ‘all gone’. He peacefully co-exists with his foster siblings, following them around, coming with the group when treats are passed out, going out into the yard to check on what the people are doing, and going to bed. Walking nicely on a leash is a work in progress. We don’t know how he would react to cats or small children. There were children in his previous home, but there is not a clear picture provided of those interactions. The ideal situation for Zip would be with a family with a flexible work schedule, so he would not have to be crated for long periods. He has exhibited some separation anxiety and is currently on Reconcile, which he takes wrapped in cheese with his breakfast. He seems happy having furry siblings to help keep him company when his people leave the house. He cries for less than a minute if one of his humans closes the garage door, leaving him behind in the dog yard. He has been crated twice for short periods and kennels willingly. When his people leave, he can go in and out of the crate and into the dog yard at will with his foster brothers and sister. He sometimes chooses to go into the crate to rearrange the blankets and rest. Please no sight unseen adoptions for Mr. Zip. We feel it is important for all family members (human and canine) to meet to assure we have a good fit. He is a beautiful dog with a gentle heart. He is happy to meet new people, is not fearful when taken to the veterinarian, and rides calmly and quietly in the car. As patient and loving as he is, Zip would probably be happiest where he could share his humans with fewer dogs. If you think Zip is the boy for you, please complete the adoption application Zip is an owner surrender. His original owner entered a nursing home and can no longer care for himself or Zip. He is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm preventative and microchipped.