Meet Timber, he is a Husky mix and approximately 45 pounds. This poor little fella was terrified when he first came to Wags. People, cars, unfamiliar noises and especially the television, were sources of great concern and anxiety for little Timber. Fear not, Timber has found his confidence and his newly discovered joy with life is beautiful and contagious. Seriously, his foster has never met a dog who has had such a complete turn-around in such a short period of time. Timber is the happiest!
Despite his love of life, Timber still requires a gentle demeanor from his human companions. He takes guidance well, and has learned a lot in his brief period with wags because of a lot of patience and reassurance. This guy is really tuned in to the humans around him and wants to do the right things for them. He kennels on his own if you tell him to “go home” and periodically whines a little, but these cases are rarer and rarer.
Although Timber is still in his puppy body, he has never had an accident in his foster home, and sleeps through the night on a dog bed next to his foster parents. He is also good about knowing what toys are his and what he is not allowed to chew on (although he sometimes needs reminding), and has not been “mouthy” at all with any of the member of his foster family (including the 11 year old). At this point, Timber should not be left to his own devices for long periods of time. He is not destructive, but he is a “hoarder.” Timber will gather things (socks, shoes, remotes, etc.) from around the house and create a pile in one spot with them. This is weird, but he’s so sweet that we excuse his hoarding. Because Timber is still working on his confidence, we believe he would do well in a house with another dog that can show him the ropes. He currently belongs to a pack that includes his fosters two large resident dogs. He is both submissive with them, and also incredibly playful.
Timber is also working on leash manners (which was initially a struggle due to his thousands of fears), and is now able to complete long hikes with only minor squirrel distractions. He is also learning to love the car as he has discovered it takes him to magical wooded locations full of squirrels.
Timbers new found happiness has one draw-back, it causes him to leap around like a fish out of water. We are working with him on staying off of people, but at this point, he is not excelling. He will need some basic manners training in this area, and because of this, should not go to a home with small children that may be knocked over by his joyful jumping. Do you think you be a good human and patient with this incredibly happy dog? If so, please fill out an application to meet him!
Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato.
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Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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