Age: Est. 10 years old
Breed: Schnauzer X
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Medical: Dom needs an experienced adopter who is willing to work with him on some fear based behaviour.
ADOPTION STATUS: Available for Adoption
Hello everyone my name is Dom! I would describe myself as an introvert. I prefer the company of small groups (mainly just my human) to larger crowds. I’m working on socializing more but it’s been a slower process especially with men and children.
I think a trainer would be good for me so I learn that strangers don’t always mean danger. The ARTS people said that one stipulation of adopting me is that you book an appointment with my trainer. As I am terrified of men, I would be happiest in a female only home. If there is a man in my home he will need to be patient with me for potentially months as I warm up. I do have some separation anxiety, so I would not do well in an apartment or condo, as I can bark and howl at times. Once I have bestowed upon you that you are my “person”, get ready for lots of cuddles, kisses, silliness and affection. I am looking for someone to take me on walks and who is active.
I’m very focussed on getting my exercise in, and food puzzles will exercise my brain too. I have moved through several foster homes in my time with ARTS, and for the most part those moves have been because I quite suddenly have gone after the resident animals in my home. However, after lots of exposure to others in my day care environment I have started to do well with most dogs. The people still classify me as dog selective, and my new home should supervise all of my interactions well as some behaviours may pop up as I become attached to my person. However, if my new human is very committed to training, supervision and very slow introductions, I could do well in a home with other very calm dogs.
I am not bothered by cats at all. We think that a home without small children would make me happiest. When not exercising I spend most of my day napping close to you. Let's be honest, I will also be watching your every move, I hope you don't mind me staring. I have had almost all my teeth removed so I enjoy soft food (although I do eat regular kibble) and am a sucker for treats.
Medically I’m fit and feeling great even if I’m considered a senior. I love beds and couches and will be especially thrilled if you have a ton of pillows on them so I can throw them off. I’m well behaved in the car and out on adventures like canoeing or trail walks. I haven’t had any accidents in my foster mammas home and prefer to do my “business” outside. You’ll actually enjoy taking me out to do that because I’m apparently quite hilarious in my stretching and shuffling after I finish. I’m looking forward to showing you my loving and goofy side. I will be your best friend for life, so please apply here to get the adoption process started.
I’m looking forward to showing you my loving and goofy side. I will be your best friend for life, so please apply here to get the adoption process started.