Hugo has been lucky enough to have training from an experienced behavior trainer with his foster parents. We think the best home for Hugo would have dog experience as we want Hugo to continue his “education.” (He’s learned so much!) Additionally, we think it would be great for his adopter to have a friendly small to medium-sized dog to keep Hugo company.
Hugo is a champ on the leash. He loves, loves, loves to go for walks. He is also crate-trained and housebroken. Hugo also thinks it is a blast to go on car rides. He is a fantastic companion.
Hugo LOVES to play. He loves to engage dogs of all sizes to run around, play bow and tussle with toys. In his foster home, he loves to run around the house and try to get everyone to do zoomies with him. His only tiny flaw is he does not know when some dogs do NOT want to play. So if your dog gets cranky if other dogs try to engage play, Hugo is not the dog for you. Hugo is confident, walks with his tail up and a smile on his face. In his foster home, one of the resident dogs is an older female pit bull. She does not always like Hugo in her face and can get VERY cranky with him. Hugo does not understand this, so they only allow supervised play time with Hugo and their pit bull. But other than that, Hugo is a total love with the other dogs.
Here is a short video of Hugo playing with one of the dogs in his foster home:
Here is a video of Hugo relaxing with his foster mom (while she watched the NBA Playoffs):
Hugo also went on a vacation to Mammoth with his foster family and their dogs. He was a CHAMP. Hugo is awesome in the car, great on hikes and a lovely guest in the condo they stayed. Here is Hugo on a hike while in Mammoth:
Hugo also likes people. He may bark at strangers when he first meets them. But his foster parents are working with treat training with strangers so he does not bark. He is responding and learning very quickly. Hugo LOVES his foster family and very much loves to be a part of all activities, from working in the year to watching Netflix. Hugo likes to be in the mix and snuggling close.
If you have cats….Hugo will needs some work. His foster home has three cats. Hugo used to chase them. But if the cat stands his/her ground and swats at Hugo, he totally backs down (and even yelps). His foster family is working with Hugo and the chasing of the cats with squirt bottles. Hugo doe NOT like to be squirted with water. Hugo has become a gentleman around the cats in his foster home. But if you have cats, this is something you will need to monitor.
Hugo has also been great around all the kids he has met. But his foster home does not have any kids. They do have children who come over to the house almost every day. Hugo is awesome with them. We think Hugo would do great in a home with kids over the age of 10 who are kind and repsectful of animals.
All in all, Hugo is a great little guy. His foster family adores him. We think you will too.
If you are interested in adopting Hugo please fill out our adoption application by clicking this LINK. Applications are required PRIOR to meeting one of our animals and are used to set up a safe and successful adoption. Please don't be shy and answer the questions thoroughly. To learn more about our entire process please visit www.therescuetrain.org and click on the "Adopt A Dog" page.
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