So it looks like we are getting him!
DH let me know days that will work so we can make another trip down. Will contact CWHF and see if the pickup date will work for them.
I am so excited!!!! ♡☆♡☆♡☆♡☆♡
He has lots of itchy spots to use for positive reinforcement training, so I used them for getting him to let me rub on his face, ears, pole and then to let me rub down to his front knees. He might need an elbow block or two as well for the knee issue, but seems to be smart and mellow enough. Had no issues with back legs, butt, tail, flank and belly rubbed and messed with.
Surrogate momma threatened the dog that was there twice, but he pretty much was clueless over it. So that's good.
I'm now trying to figure out how to trailer him home comfortably. Our trailer is a stock/horse with no divider, but has a chest bar. I was thinking of securing thick plywood to keep him away from the chest bar. He would be loose in the trailer. But I am wondering if I should get some good square hay bales and secure them along one or both side walls to limit his possible tumbling space in there and so he has something soft to lean on instead of the hard metal. It would also be his first trailering experience and I don't want him slipping, tripping, rolling and slamming around in that big space. Floor has good rubber mats and will have shavings on top.