This sincere, steadfast boy with the handsome, well-muscled physique loves attention, human companionship, and treats---not necessarily in that order! A loyal and sensitive dog who once he chooses to trust and gives his heart will be 100% faithfully devoted, Garcia is looking for family members who he feels are worthy of, and will reciprocate, that profound allegiance.
Neither fawning, nor demanding, Garcia requires a responsible, caring owner with prior dog experience who will provide clear rules and boundaries---consistently followed by all family members--- from the get go. Garcia may push limits and take liberties that will get him into trouble if he senses novice or weak leadership. His success, then, lies with a confident, naturally authoritative leader who provides structure and guidance in a firm, consistent, but never harsh, way. Like all dogs, Garcia needs the security of routine and knowing what to expect…and what is expected of him.
Training and Socialization Classes are highly recommended; this will be a great way for Garcia’s owner to reinforce canine good manners as well as establish a trust bond with him, which he needs as it appears Garcia’s trust in humans has been shattered somewhere along the way. The teaching/learning exchange between owner and dog is a catalyst for confidence-building and deep-bonding; in a loving, companionable soul such as Garcia, it is even more so. Garcia’s gratitude to the rescuing family who provides for these needs will be abundantly clear by the lifelong, loyal devotion and deep connection he’ll form with them.
An intelligent, quick learner who is attentive and quick to please when he knows what is expected of him, Garcia needs regular physical activity and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. His modest exercise needs will easily be met with leashed walks, interactive outdoor play sessions, obedience training, and plenty of opportunities for playful romps and exploration with his family members and on his own in a securely enclosed area.
Garcia is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a moderately-active lifestyle. As with all dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary to determine compatibility prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.
Come meet Garcia at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.
For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.
Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.
Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.
In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.
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