In addition to the adoption fee of $500, I will require a training deposit of $150 which is fully refundable upon completion of a training course.
Foster Update 2/25/23
Junior (aka JJ) is a beautiful boy who would like to have a family that offers him consistency, patience and another canine sibling to help him come out of his shell.
JJ’s history is unknown to us, but his background has resulted in him being jumpy and lots of things startle him. Yet he is still a curious boy. We think that this indicates that he can overcome this tendency with consistency and patience. Outside the home, he doesn’t seem to have this same tendency, to the same degree. This is where doggy brother or sister can help him understand and build his confidence – he connects really well on a canine level.
He is food motivated and his fosters are using this fact to hopefully help him understand things like opening the dishwasher door isn’t something to freak out about. He takes treats beautifully, nice and gentle, and sits like a gentleman until you put down his food bowl. He is not a counter surfer but he is smart enough to already have figure out where the carbohydrate cupboard is in his foster home. He shows no food aggression or protection.
JJ is great on a leash and doesn’t move out of acceptable range when walking. Right now, his fosters are giving him free run to explore as much as he wants on his walks. He uses his nose heavily on walks and if he wants to follow a scent they let him; feeling as though this helps him explore and build his confidence.
He has strong doggy social skills. He is visiting the dog park regularly and does great. He is feline friendly too!
(See new photos that show how well his coat has healed up. Gorgeous!)
3 week UPDATE: JJ is doing amazing!
I never thought he would do this good so quickly (3 weeks).
He is the most submissive and sweetest dog.
He loves all dogs and people (though he is still a little fearful).
He does not know any commands and is still working on housetraining but he is just a good boy and a quick learner.
He loves the dog park and being around other dogs, so he will need to be in a home with a playful dog.
He is low to medium energy and very respectful.
He needs training but it’s hard being that he was abused and is overly sensitive.
His skin and hair has improved and he is just so handsome.
Both ears are still infected so we are still working on that.
He doesn’t bark and he sleeps through the night.
He will make a wonderful addition to the right family.
Junior was left in a night box at a shelter along with several other dogs. He was very stressed in the shelter environment and the staff reached out asking if we could help. Junior came with skin issues and is at a vet for diagnosis and treatment. Please check back for updates about this sweet, shy guy.