In addition to the adoption fee of $400, I will require a training deposit of $150 which is fully refundable upon completion of a training course.
Foster update: Mick is a great dog and a pleasure to have around. He is quite athletic and has good energy so his ideal family would have a large yard with grass to play fetch (his favorite!) and be willing to jog for short bursts and/or long walks daily. Mick settles down very nicely in the house, watching the world go by from the balcony (another favorite) or snoozing nearby. He is often carrying around his squeeky toys and plushies, waiting for someone to toss them for him, but he is not a toy destroyer. Mick knows sit, down and stay. He will sit up and beg or give you his paw for a treat and has a gentle mouth. He will wait until you give him permission to eat at mealtime. His special trick is to play "dead" when you say "bang bang." He came to us with that one! Once his initial excitement wears off Mick seems to like everyone, kids and adults alike. He sleeps all night on his dog bed in our room and will wake us up with hugs (literally) and kisses every morning.
Mick does tend to be a little anxious on leash when a jogger, cyclist or another dog is approaching and will alert bark in the house. He is steadily improving with consistent training and his new owner will need to be dedicated to continuing that training. Although he has been around other dogs comfortably, he prefers his people and would be best as the only dog in the home. No off leash dog parks, dog beach or day care for him. And no kitties as this boy will tend to chase them. Mick loves car rides and we've taken him to several places with us. He is completely housebroken and trustworthy when alone in the house. This handsome boy will make a wonderful companion to some lucky family!