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 family that’s home more often than not, and a family that’s willing to teach him it’s okay to be alone. He loves most other dogs, but can be VERY excitable when introduced to new pups so proper introductions are key. Sometimes this excitement can escalate in intensity to the point where Sumo becomes reactive. For this reason, we currently recommend that Sumo avoids the dog park – he would instead prefer to have a home with a fenced yard to run around in. While out on walks, he can also become fixated on the other dogs. Although we know this is Sumo’s way of saying “HEY! YOU! I want to play!”, this behavior needs to be corrected.
As a condition of the adoption contract, his new family needs to be committed to working with our trainer. A family experienced with larger breeds is also preferred.
Sumo’s high energy and playful personality would best be suited in a home with older (8+) children. He loves meeting new people. 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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