Well hello there! What's your name? Are you looking for a sort of tall, sort of dark and definitely handsome boy? If so,
I may be the one for you! My name is Ash and I am a dashing and debonair Lab/Husky mix. I don't like to brag ... really
I don't ... but I happen have the softest double-coated hair that is so easy to run your fingers through. You should try it
sometime! At 1 year of age, I'm proud to say my active lifestyle keeps me at a fit 40 lbs and looking good for the ladies.
Despite my recent shelter experience, I am an optimist. I believe in living life to the fullest. I am a fun-loving, playful
guy who likes to be the life of the party. I don't think there is a dog I don't like, but I may come on a little too strong for
some. I know I would NOT do well in a home with no other doggies to play with. Other dogs make me comfortable
and confident. Let's talk about cats, though? What is the big fascination with them? Now, I won't lie ... I've sniffed a
few ... but I was less than impressed. They are tolerable but, truthfully, I think they are snobbish and downright mean!
Who needs that kind of negativity? I prefer to find kinder friends. Now, if cats run, they're giving me a clear signal they
want me to play chase. Who am I to deny them their fun?
Now, I LOVE my family, especially my foster mom. She recognized right away that I was not used to being indoors.
Instead of judging, she's helping me overcome my fear of doors/entryways. I'm also not comfortable walking on
hardwood floors yet, but I'm getting better every day! One of the greatest joys I had so far was sleeping on a big,
comfy couch. Now, that's a dog's life right there! I took my 12-year- old human foster sister for a walk the other day.
Mom said I didn't too badly, but I'm big and strong and I need to stop pulling so much. She said we'll work on it. I did
GREAT learning the "sit" command in just 1 day, though. Mom praised me A LOT and that made me feel really good on
the inside. Now I can sit and get treats right alongside my doggie foster sisters. Those girls are crazy, but I have the
BEST time playing chase and wrestling with them in the yard. I think they're crushing on me too ... but who wouldn't?
I don't like to brag ... really I don't ... but I have not had one accident in the house. Isn't that great? My mom says it is,
so it must be true, because I trust her so much. I don't have accidents in my crate either, even though I don't like
being in it. Sometimes I'll go in my crate on my own if you bribe me with a treat, but usually you'll need to nudge me.
Then I will try my best to make you feel guilty for putting me in there. I eventually settle down but ... not bragging or
anything ... I put on a good show first. My mom and dad get a little upset with me at bedtime with this behavior, but
mom said we'll work on this too!
It is important to give me lots of playmates and/or lots of toys. Otherwise, I get easily bored. Then I have to find my
own fun. I call it fun, but mom calls it mischief. Mom doesn't like it when I do mischief with her shoes or pillows.
Despite that, Mom tells me that I'm a good boy because I'm very sensitive and it's easy to re-direct my behavior. She
says I need a gentle touch because she can tell someone treated me badly. Why? Sometimes I flinch when she's
reaching out to pet me or I crouch on the floor if I think she is upset.
I will be neutered and micro-chipped on 13 June, and I am up-to- date on vaccinations, heartworm and flea/tick
preventative. If you would like more info about me, please contact my foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org. My
adoption fee is $225. If you would like to adopt me, please go ahead and fill out an application at
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