Loofa is a 3 year old, 13 lb, wiry- haired terrier mix. He does shed a lot. He is mostly white with some light brown patches. He looks part Westie. He seems like a sweet and friendly boy. He likes being around people. He loves to be petted and doesn't mind being brushed. He is leashtrained and obedient- he knows commands like sit, down, and wait. He takes treats gently He likes to run after balls.
He was rescued from the Bakersfield shelter after being found as a stray. Our director asked the shelter crew which was the one dog that she should rescue, and they picked Loofa, because he had completely shut down. Once he got here, he was much happier and made a lot of human and canine friends.
He doesn't like aggressive dogs. He seems to be able to sense if a certain dog can be aggressive, and he is immediately on guard. Other than that, we know that he does like small or medium dogs. He hasn't been around big dogs here.
Update Nov 2: Loofa was adopted by a family in late September and returned after a month. The family said that was afraid of men. He would hide behind the women when the household's young man would be around. They said he was very uncomfortable there in general. He exhibited behaviors he hadn't done before being adopted- he didn't like being on a leash and especially didn't like going to the bathroom when on a leash, and would be so upset on car rides that he would throw up. (He did do well at the groomer's, however). He also wasn't eating much. When they brought him back to the rescue, they were amazed at how much he perked up. He ran around the yard and was very happy, and also was affectionate with the family. He seemed to relax when being around the dogs here.
Perhaps his new home should have other dogs. An all female house is recommended. A place for him to go to be by himself may help- at the rescue, he likes to go under the outdoor bathtub when he wants privacy. His new owner is welcome to let him come over to the rescue to play once in a while, if that would help him ease into the household!
He has his shots, a microchip, and has been neutered. He will be able to leave with his new owner right away.
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