My name is Rajah but my foster mom calls me Goofball. I am a big cuddly boy that loves to have my ears and chest rubbed. I think I am a little over one year old but very much a puppy at heart. I had a real bad experience with my housemate who for some reason did not like me and beat me up pretty bad. The nice people at Merit got me the medical care I needed and I am all healed up and ready for my forever home. I love sleeping on the couch but I am also fine in my crate. Some of my favorite toys are balls and ropes for tug of war. I recently had the chance to play in a kiddie swimming pool and it was very refreshing on such a hot day. My favorite thing to do is run in the backyard. I am working on my leash manners but often get distracted and have to reminded not to pull so much. I love people and other dogs and I even get along with cats! I am very good in the car and enjoy sniffing the new smells out of the window. It would be great to live in a house with a canine companion but I could be just as happy being an only dog and getting all the attention.