Soo, the situation here is that Darcy was found, or rather took up with, a couple walking their two dogs in our local park area. He was underweight, horrible haircoat, un-neutered--typical story. They took him in, made some attempt to find his "family" but never succeeded, and spent quite a bit of money on his rehabilitation. They are now looking to find him a forever home.
This couple is a lovely set of people, they really care for Darcy. They have two large breed (Alsatian mix?) females and they didn't think that they could ever keep Darcy forever, but I think that the strain of the three dogs is really getting to them.
Darcy is an awesome dog! He's got great leash manners, they've taken him through intermediate level obedience and he does really, really well (rally, anyone?). Nicely put together, muscular boy, around 55 or so lbs, not what I consider to be very high energy. He does well with female dogs of all sizes and I think could be managed with mellow males (he does spark a little at my rude, overexuberant male pit bull but it's a very subtle thing, and I haven't seen him act that way toward any other dog, male or female). He behaves very, very well on leash around other dogs. He is cat friendly, as well. He's around 3 years old, of course in great health and now neutered. No resource guarding or any other issues--he's just a really nice dog.
EVERY SINGLE rescue in the area turned him away, a combination of both being full and his breed. The couple fostering him are very, very concerned about the home he goes to (as we all are) and it may take a breed rescue person to speak with them to help them understand that we CAN be thorough and find him a great home.
I am willing to transport this dog all over NC and into parts of VA and SC if anyone is interested. I'm going to get some pictures this coming Thursday during his obedience class, but he's a nice looking boy. It's too bad I don't have room for another foster or resident dog, because I love this guy.