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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and not good with cats.
Dexter is a neutered male with a plush gray and white coat and brown eyes that can both sparkle with excitement and melt your heart with sweetness. He is approximately 3-4 yrs old and is in excellent physical condition. His previous owners went around bragging about the free full-blooded Siberian Husky that someone had given them – though it is clear to me and to others who have seen his photos or met him that he is likely an Alaskan Malamute/Husky mix. At any rate, when the owners moved, they abandoned him. He was skin and bones when he showed up at their neighbor’s house who is a friend of mine – and the friend then called me. I took one look and fell in love. He is a great people dog. He has never met a person he doesn’t like. He loves kids. My daughter was 11 when we got him and the children next door who almost live at my house were 9 & 10. He has had basic obedience training. He loves to be walked. As much as Dexter is FANTASTIC with people, he has a high prey drive and will need special containment to ensure the neighborhood animals don’t become part of his “collection”. I love him dearly but he is not a farm dog. The one thing that he has not killed is a cat. He will only chase cats if they run. If they don’t run, it’s not a game. My cats have all learned that if they freeze when they see him coming, he won’t hurt them. He will bark at them to try and get them to run, which is also the only time he barks, but he won’t hurt them as long as they stay still. But it’s probably safest to make sure that Dexter doesn’t get a chance to chase animals, be they cats, rabbits, goats, or poultry. He is fine with smaller dogs, as he does fine with my daughter’s dog, a little 30 lb male, mixed breed that can literally walk underneath Dexter. Their roles are amusing to see -- Bandit is the nagging wife who can pick at Dexter and do anything to him and Dexter is the big easy-going lug who just lets him do it. As is somewhat common with rescued dogs, Dexter is collar-shy due to past mis-use of the collar. During the first week that I had him, I put my hand on Dexter’s collar to lead him into his kennel, he got this look of absolute terror in his eyes and he jumped back from me like I had beat him. I think someone’s idea of training when Dexter was little was too grab him by the collar and shake him. Now, after over a year of living in a loving environment, if you grab him by the collar he’ll just sit down and look at you. You absolutely can not lead him anywhere by the collar. But put him on a leash and he’ll follow you anywhere! Dexter is a wonderful dog just waiting for the (non-farming) family who will love and appreciate him for the big, sweet, loveable guy he is!
His adoption donation, and what it includes Dexter’s adoption donation is $175. If you know how much it costs to give a new dog responsible vet care, you can easily see that this is quite a bargain! He has had a complete health exam, has already been neutered, has tested negative for heartworm, has been kept on heartworm and flea preventative, is fully vaccinated and free of parasites.