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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
When we took him for his first walk, he was so scared. He didn’t know what was happening or where he was going. He stayed right beside his foster dog sister and became a statue if she was more than 2 feet way from him. Today, he gets excited any time you put on your coat because he thinks it’s time for his walk. He has come a long way since that first walk. Fletch now loves his daily walking and activity. He doesn’t have the exuberant energy of a typical Boxer, but he is finding it slowly. He is discovering the love of play and it is so heartwarming to see his inner clownish Boxer start to come out. He will continue to blossom in a loving forever home. Fletch would do well in a semi active home as he loves to go for walks and run and play but isn’t demanding of excessive exercise. He is also now great in the car. He needs a family that will continue to get him out daily for walks and to take him places and continue to socialize him with the world around him.
Fletch is for the most part house trained but does have the occasional accident. He came to us knowing nothing of housetraining so the concept is still new to him, but with supervision and regular potty breaks outside he has caught on to the concept. This training will need to be continued in his adoptive home. Fletch does sleep in his crate at night and when alone in the house. Fletch is good with other dogs and has settled in nicely with his foster sister. He does have some quirky habits like pulling the tea towel off the stove and carrying it around for a bit or dragging his crate blankets out of the crate and moving them to another room. He also now takes all his toys out of the toy box and piles them on the dog bed.
Fletch would do very well in a home with another friendly, well behaved dog, He is very dependent on his foster sister and looks to her for guidance. Because of this we are looking for a home for Fletch that has another well behaved, well socialized dog in the home that he can continue to pattern off of and gain confidence through. His foster dog sister has done worlds of good for him learning how to be a dog and showing him the fun of dog life. Our experience with puppy mill dogs is that they do best in a home with another dog or multiple dogs. They have known a life surrounded by other dogs and having another dog around brings them comfort. Fletch loves other dogs and learns proper behavior from other dogs much quicker than he would if he were a lone dog. Fletch will also need a home with a secure, fenced in yard. Because he is still very shy in some situations he needs a secure fenced area for potty breaks and play and cannot ever be let off the leash outside of a securely fenced area. He needs a family that understands this and will never take a chance with him.
Fletch is also good with his two foster cats and completely ignores them. He would be fine to go to a home with a cat or other small pet. Fletch is not being fostered in a home with children and we believe that with his loving but shy nature, he would do better in a home with older children (14+). He is still learning to be a dog and live a dog’s life so he needs to be the focus in his adoptive home and he will not thrive being in the midst of a busy household with younger children. He needs a quiet home where he can blossom. He needs a home with people that have the time to work with him and help him to continue to grow and achieve his full potential. He would be fine for a young couple that have aspirations of having children in a few years but have the time now to concentrate on Fletch, or he would do equally well in a more mature home with older children or a home with no kids as well. Fletch is still learning basic obedience. Fetch’s new family should commit to continuing his obedience training to bring out the best in this smart dog. In the end you will have a devoted family member that has all the love in the world to give. Fletch needs the experience of attending dog school where he can gain socialization skills along with obedience skills. The class experience will do him a world of good and for his best interest he should attend multiple levels of classes so that he can get the most out of the socialization and training these classes offer.
Dogs are very cute and hard to resist but they do require a lot of time commitment and are not for everyone. Fletch will initially need more time commitment than the average dog as he is still discovering the life of a house dog and all the things that are included in a full life. Fletch will need patience and a lot of love as he continues on his path of learning how to live a fulfilled life. He is timid in some situations and needs continued exposure to different things to gain confidence. Fletch’s rough start is not holding him back. He has come a long way from the shy, malnourished, terrified dog that we first saw. It has been an amazing experience watching the transformation. He is learning what it is like to be a dog in a safe and loving environment. He is looking for a forever home to share his life with. If you are looking for a dog who is happy to be by your side but who is also independent and super sweet, Fletch may just be the perfect one for you!
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, dewormed (if required), and microchipped prior to adoption. The adoption donation of $400 is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.
For more information and adoption applications please consult our website at www.pounddog.ca.