Harvey’s foster family wondered if he would be a “Hurricane Harvey,” “Heartbreak Harvey,” or “Harvey Wallbanger.” As soon as they met him they started calling him “Hungry Harvey” because he was underweight and needed to gain some pounds; but, underneath that lean frame, he was definitely a Heartbreak Harvey. Harvey is a lover who gives his foster mom kisses, loves physical contact putting his head on you and soaking up the affection; not to mention, he tells us exactly what he needs.
Harvey is a perfect blend of loving, playfulness, curiosity, with a good amount of confidence. He will do best with another playful dog in the house because he loves to run and play. Harvey tries to play with any dog he meets, large or small, but respects when a dog is not interested in playing with him. He is confident, but does not try to be the alpha dog in the house. He heeds the grumpy old girls in the pack and backs off when he hears a low growl or sees the alpha posture to back off. Harvey doesn’t self-exercise unless playing with another dog so his forever family should be one that takes daily walks or has active playful dogs with a good sized yard. Harvey is learning to walk on a leash and didn’t show any signs of prior training (obedience, house, or hunting). He is a quick learner who now knows how to be a part of the family. He is doing great with housetraining and has even moved from staying in a kennel, when alone, to a gated playpen with more room to relax. He doesn’t like to be without his humans but does fine for short periods, especially when another dog is with him. Harvey is learning quickly and accepts correction.
Harvey has met young children and was curious and playful with them. Harvey has even visited the foster-family’s ranch. He was curious about the wildlife and had his nose to the ground exploring. He doesn’t appear to have ever hunted but has a soft mouth with treats and toys. Harvey rides well in a car but drools if he has too much room to move around.
Harvey is a playful and loving 2-year-old setter, who deserves a great forever home filled with love and laughter. He is up to date on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped. Harvey is in a foster home in San Antonio, TX.