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Sidney is a two to three-year-old male West Highland Terrier/Unknown Terrier/Schnauzer mix who was rescued from the Devore Animal Shelter. He is mostly cream colored, with some tan markings throughout his coat. He is a low to no shedding dog, and may even be hypoallergenic. His coat does not require professional grooming; he is wash and wear, with maybe a bit of brushing now and then. Though he is a wire-haired terrier, his coat is actually quite soft. He is one of those cute, shaggy dogs! Being 19.4 lbs. he is a GREAT size; he is still technically a small dog, but with a medium-sized dog feel.
Sidney is a sweet and loving, affectionate, good-natured happy dog that loves to hang with his people. He is a bit of a Velcro dog, but is also a good balance between going off to explore and play, and chilling next to you on a pet bed. He enjoys various toys, and can play with an array of toys by himself, but much prefers playing with other dogs, especially chase, wrestle, ball throwing (he knows how to retrieve the ball and bring it back to you!) and tug-of-war. He has been exposed to multiple dogs, big and small, and does well. Sidney can even be a playmate to a larger dog, as long as that dog knows how to be nice to smaller dogs. He is crate-trained (at the rescue, dogs are crated to eat, sleep, and if I have to leave for a bit) and all that I have to do is point to the open door of the crate and he goes right in.
Sidney rides well in the car and is not destructive in the house, though he does have some traits that are inherent to terriers. Sidney is responsive to instruction and redirection (he seeks to please his person) but could benefit from a basic training class to help him learn more commands. He is potty-trained; (however potty reinforcement and observation is always good in any new environment). Sidney is a dog that would become bored if he were asked to be a lazy dog that mainly lies around the house all day. He gets a lot of his needs met by being with the other dogs here at the rescue. If there was no other dog in the home for Sidney to play with, he would need more in the line of regular structured activities.
We have not tested Sidney around young children but it seems as if he would be fine with kids as long as they understand to be respectful and gentle. For a short stint we placed him in one of our foster homes where there are two other dogs, but also five cats. At first, Sidney barked at the cats, but these cats are dog savvy so they just stood there. By the next day though, Sidney was fine with all of the cats. If Sidney were to be placed in a home that has cats, the cats would need to be the type that are unaffected by the presence of a dog in the home. Sidney has a slight issue with separation, but please do not misunderstand; we leave for hours at a time, and he is fine, either crated, or loose with the other dogs who are also in the home. The separation thing is more so that if you are at home and he cannot see where you have gone. But he is not the type of dog that cannot be left. He does very well walking on the leash when the handler is in control of the walk.
The home we seek for Sidney is a home with another welcoming dog who will be his friend and playmate, as well as people who are not collectively gone for long hours on a daily basis. We may consider a home where he is the only dog depending on the circumstances but our preference is another dog in the same home, as he enjoys other dogs immensely, and seems to need the play outlet and brain stimulation of a canine pal. A yard is a huge plus.
Sidney is neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), Front-lined, dewormed, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Sidney, please contact Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: email@example.com. The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue until you have first submitted an interest via e-mail. Please visit my website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you!
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