We know, we know. It’s not the most promising start to a bio. But here’s the thing: we think there’s something more to Stewie. He’s apathetic now, but will he always be? Is he just waiting for his people to show up? Will he become more affectionate once he’s out of this crazy environment? Who knows. What we’ve seen here makes it pretty clear, though, that Stewie will need a dog savvy handler. He’s quick, and he likes to hide. Handling him is difficult simply because he doesn’t really want you to get close. Again, he’s not really all that fearful. And he’s not aggressive. He just likes his space.
Stewie’s attitude toward humans is nothing like his feelings toward other dogs. He LOVES them. He lights up when other dogs are around, and he’s totally a social butterfly. We suspect that a home with other dogs who can teach him how to be part of a family and how to get close to humans would be a great fit for this little guy.
Stewie is about 2 years old. Here’s what we learned from the previous shelter: “He is about a 7lb dog that took animal control about a week to catch him, he was dumped at a housing development We have had him a little over 2 weeks now and he has finally let me pet him only a few times yesterday, he has trust in other dogs big and small, our building is setup to where he can still go out for playtime with others. he just doesn't have much trust in humans (has not bitten anyone, we do not push him to trust us.)”
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