Child appropriate? When growing up Snoopy lived with a 7 yo child but since then he hasn't been around children. We feel he would do best in a home with children 8 or older because he is very rambunctious and could knock over younger children. He has no aggression issues at all but he is a little brick house :)
Other dog appropriate? Snoopy likes other dogs but he's a rough player so he needs a doggie friend who can tolerate his play style and exuberance. A dog that is tolerant would be a good match. He has played with dogs in his foster home and has no issues.
Cat appropriate? No kitties for Snoopy.
How is he with strangers? Snoopy loves everyone he meets and has met many strangers at adoption events and just tries to climb into their laps. He is wonderful with everyone he meets inside or outside the home.
What is his play style? When playing with other dogs he can be very pushing and rough because he's very excited, but after the initial meet up he calms down and goes off chasing birds or hunting in the bushes, his true passions. He doesn't do well if corrected by another dog because he doesn't understand the correction well and he can respond by snarking back which can lead to a scuffle if the other dog won't back down. While he loves people, if alone with a person he will choose to run around the yard and explore vs. hang out with his person.
Does he like toys? Yes, Snoopy enjoys toys but eats them up pretty fast. He loves collecting all his toys in one area and he can be a bit of a guarder with his things. He likes tug toys and stuffies, tennis ball, food puzzles, pretty much anything.
Does he like water? He has not been around large bodies of water since being with us and does not go into the kiddie pool but he does love splashing through puddles!
Does he like car rides? Snoopy gets car sick so he does not enjoy riding in cars. Trips to the vet he can handle but needs to be crated because he will throw up. He would not be a good match for people wanting to take their dog traveling.
Exercise level needed? He will need daily exercise to help get his energy out and make him a happy dog and you a happy pet parent. Snoopy is young and very active and he loves to explore. Giving him an outlet for his energy helps him remember his manners and helps him be a better dog. Daily walks or hikes or short jogs would be great as well as playing around in the back yard. He loves to hunt for things so hiding his toys in the back yard is a fun way to make his brain work.
Behavior issues? Snoopy's only behavior issues is he still gets excited and jumps up to greet people. He loves people and it's hard for him to contain his excitement. He has improved in this area a lot. He also has a tendency to pull while on leash and he must be on a Freedom Harness to help control him as he will pull like crazy if on a regular leash to collar. We do not use prong collars or other forms of painful control but Snoopy doesn't need that anyway as he does well with his harness. He can sometimes be reactive to other dogs while on leash out walking. He tends to have some protective qualities and feels the need to protect his people so he needs a leader who can make him feel confident that protection is not needed. Snoopy needs to know he is safe with his person than he does great.
Medical issues? None known.
Skills? Snoopy knows how to sit and do a "watch me" and he's learning more tricks every day! A lot of Snoopy's training has focused on impulse control, as he can be very stubborn about what he wants and forgets his manners, so we are continuing to work with him on trading his toys, learning "drop" and "place" and waiting before going in and out of doors.
Special/endearing things? Snoopy is such a love. He is so happy all the time. He embraces life like no other. Despite having a rough start to life than being placed in the shelter and several foster homes, he is still so happy. He is probably the happiest dog we've ever had in the rescue. He is sweet and loving and will do anything to sit with you on the couch. He wants to please all the time and so he'll do anything to make you happy. He is spirited and will put a smile on anyone's face. We want so much for this boy to find the love he deserves and will give him as much love as he gives out!
Ideal home? Snoopy would do best in a home with an active pet parent. He is still young and therefore has lots of energy but with proper exercise he turns into a couch companion. Snoopy could benefit from a home that is interested in training him either with agility or something active. He is very smart and keeping his brain busy helps him do better all around. He adores people so a home where someone is home more often than not would be good for him. He is a wonderful little companion and he longs to be near people so we really feel he will blossom in a home where he gets lots of love and attention and is a true part of the family. A home that appreciates a happy, energetic boy is desired because he would not do well in a laid back home where he gets very little activity or attention.
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