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QUICK FACTS: ✔️ Good with cats, kids, and other dogs! ✔️ Can free roam when alone!

Husky/Lab/Shar Pei Mix|male|2 years old|55 lbs|Adoption Fee $325


Updates from Foster Home: 

Pupdate 3: I am a daycare doggo now! My foster family will be taking me to daycare regularly, the handlers loved me and said I was amazing! Here is how my first day went- I was a little unsure at first, but I opened up pretty quick. When I wasn't too busy leaning on the handlers and asking them to pet me, I was making lots of new doggo friends and playing with them! I had big spurts of energy throughout the day and liked to run around and sniff with my new friends. The handlers said that if another pup was not playing nicely with me, I would give them very appropriate signals to tell them I did not like their playing, which they were impressed by! My best friend of the day was an older pup named Thor. I can't wait to go back! This will be a great way to help build my day to day confidence :) 

Pupdate 2: Great news! We have discovered a way to manage my anxiety on walks. A prong collar has been working WONDERS for me. If I get to the point on walks where I get nervous, plant my feet, and want to stop walking, a gentle tug or two on the prong collar distracts me from my anxious feelings and tells me to keep on moving. This method has made our walks much easier for the both of us. I appreciate the comfort in feeling like I don't have to call the shots, and instead I can let you take the lead. If you don't know how to properly use this training method, don't worry- my foster will show you everything you need to know! 

Also in terms of my training, I was taught hand signals that my foster would love to show you. I can do sit, paw, other paw, AND lay down! (and then please give me a lil snack for all my hard work)

P.S. I forgot to mention in my initial bio that I am an EXTREMELY goofy boy, and I like weaving in between people's legs (like a very tall cat) to get the best butt scratches! Also another funny thing about me, when I get excited and want to play, I get CRAZY ARMS! I don't know what to do with myself once I know you want to play and I will either wave my long arms in the air (like I just don't care) while my butt is on the ground or I will stand up and slam my arms into the ground to do the most enthusiastic, absolute happiest play bow you've ever seen! 

Pupdate 1: I appreciate the simple things in life! I go on a little walk for a potty break in the morning and then eat breakfast, I can be left to roam the house while you're at work during the day. I am happy to see you once you come home to go on another short walk, eat dinner and then do some playing inside! One more walk before bedtime and then we can snuggle together <3 I will open up to people quickly if I am given some initial space- people are scary! I usually bark a little until I get a sniff or two in, and then I want to play or be pet. I am always down to play but definitely appreciate just hanging out. I don't really love walks as they are a little scary sometimes, but I'll go on walks for potty breaks. I love playing with toys, chewing on bones, and running around the fenced yard. I run like a gazelle!

I LOVE kitties! I like to sniff them and give them kisses. If a kitty hisses at me or bats at me I will back off. I am pretty good with dogs. I want to play with them, but sometimes when I get too excited during playtime I will exhibit dominant behavior (humping or wrestling) that other pups may not like. The good news is- I am super easy to correct, and will immediately back off from anything once you say "leave it!" I am a dream when I'm left alone! I will not touch a single thing in the house and will be happy to nap while you're out. I am 100% house trained and potty trained.

I am a skittish boy, and will need an adopter that will have some patience with me. My fear will ease once I'm given time to settle into my new home and once I know I can trust you. When I get scared, I tuck my tail, crouch, and plant my feet. After some encouragement from my person, it is easier for me to see that everything will be okay. I typically get scared on walks if I hear a strange noise or get surprised by something like a bike or runner coming from behind. I will gain more confidence once we establish a routine, like walking the same route repeatedly! **I do not show aggression when I get scared, it is more of a hesitation than anything!**