Age: 14 years old
Breed: Maltese/Havanese Mix
Medical: Dexter has severe allergies and requires hypoallergenic wet food (he is missing most of his teeth).
ADOPTION STATUS: Not Accepting Applications
Hello! My name is Dexter and I am looking for my forever home. I have what my foster mom describes as the cutest ‘puppy eyes’ and I need lots of extra time with my humans before trusting them to pet me or pick me up. I’m looking for a home without small children and one that has a lot of time and love to give to me. Little hands or high energy upsets me, so any kid in my life must be 15+. My foster mom said it took two whole months before I let her pick me up and sat on her lap. Now I let her pick me up every now and again to enjoy a quick snuggle, or rub my belly. I am not a snuggly dog at all, but really enjoy playing with my toys and tossing them up and down and playing fetch. Fetch really only lasts for a solid two runs, but I enjoy the attention!
I’m on a duck only diet at the moment due to some skin allergies and love my food both wet and dry! I’m also a big fan of those fun treat balls! I’m a very smart dog and I know how to shake a paw and dance on my back legs.
I LOVE my walks and enjoying sniffing everything I pass. I am also good at sleeping in my kennel if you leave the house for a few hours at a time. My foster mom brings my bed up beside hers when she goes to sleep and I’m happy to sleep through the night. She sometimes decides to do this thing called ‘Netflix binging’ and I’ll sometimes try to put myself to bed, if she doesn’t take the hint, before she calls it a night.
ARTS will also put you in touch with a trainer to give you some tips on helping me settle during those first few days of getting to know one another. If you are the right home for me, you will commit to this.
Are you the loving, patient human with the snackie snacks I’ve been looking for? If so, I’d love to meet you (at my own pace)! You can start by apply here.