Jake is 1 year old now, is house-trained and will ring a bell when he wants to go out. He is not crated at all and can be left out when we are not home (new environment may want to crate him when they leave the house). He loves chew toys, playing tug, chasing a ball or Frisbee. He likes to be petted and will snuggle. He has a high need for regular exercise – I cannot emphasize this enough – and would make a great running buddy for someone. He will run 3 – 5 miles with me at a pretty good pace ;). He does need a fenced yard – not a tie out, which is not appropriate given behaviors I have observed. He is good with other dogs, cats, and has been fine with kids (at adoption events). He is a very sweet boy! He will be a wonderful addition to his forever family. Could that be you?