Sumo / M / 2 yrs / 50lbs / Akita mix
Meet Sumo! Sumo is the perfect balance of happy, playful pup and couch potato. If you’re looking for an active buddy to go on hikes with followed by cuddles and Netflix, Sumo is the boy for you. He loves belly rubs and head scratches, hugs and cuddles. He is affectionate towards his humans and will plant little kisses on you as a reminder of how grateful he is for his new life in Canada.
Sumo doesn’t like to be left alone for long and would do best in a home with a stay at home mom/dad or another active and playful dog to keep him company. His new family must also be willing to work with him on desensitizing training to teach him it’s okay to be alone. Sumo currently lives with 2 other canine pals. When he is left home alone with his more active foster sister, he’s a quiet boy. When left alone with his more laid back foster brother, he barks for his humans.
He LOVES to play with his foster siblings, and it really brings out the fun “pup” in him. He is good with cats and dogs when proper introductions are made, but dog parks can be intimidating for him. He would prefer a home with a fenced yard instead to chase his new fur sibling around.
Sumo’s high energy and playful personality would best be suited in a home with older (8+) children. He loves meeting new people and dogs while on walks, and he walks great on leash. He is very smart, responds to “sit” and “stay” and is eager to please his humans. He is 100% house trained and a joy to have around.
His foster mum says “He truly is a lovable, snuggly boy, who will jump in bed and plop on top of me to be loved. Sometimes, before bed, he gets in between us (in bed) and looks for cuddles before sleep. He is just adorable!”
Sumo was treated for Heartworm in South Carolina, and given vet clearance to travel to Canada to find his furever home. The treatment Sumo received has a very high success rate, but it recommended that he receives a monthly Heartworm preventative medicine for the next 6-12 months.
If you are interested in adopting Sumo, please fill out an application at fetchandreleash.ca.
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