Meet Mickey! Little Mickey was found wandering in Lakewood Heights a few months ago with no collar, microchip, or skin on his tender little pads. He also has some scarring on his face and a chunk bitten out of one of his giant bat ears. According to neighbors he had been loose for at least a week; best guess is that he was chained or gated in a yard somewhere and his behavior indicates that he was likely denied food and water with frequency.
It would seem that he had never been inside or had a human be kind to him before, but in spite of all that he is working hard on learning everything from being house broken to leash walking to crate training to the idea that not all humans are monsters.
Mickey is a very clever boy and a bit of a Houdini in terms of figuring out how to open doors. He has some fear-reactive issues with humans but is great with other dogs. It is lovely to see that he has been able to bond closely with at least two separate people and that he really wants love and to give love back even though he has been so badly mistreated.
He really needs the right person or people to work with him through is fear and anxiety, but his capability to form a trusting bond shows that he can make progress with the right kind of help. Now that he's feet have healed he's no longer limping on all four of them he is playful, affectionate, and eager to please.
Hoping to find a proper foster situation or forever home for this little pup!
Age: 1 Year Old
Weight: 40 Pounds
Temperament: Gets along with dogs and can be cat tested upon request
Training: Housetrained and crate-trained
Vetting: Spay/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm negative
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