|Laika & Spitz Mix
URGENT: HOME OR FOSTER NEEDED!
Meet Lucas, an incredibly loyal and intelligent boy who is eager to find his forever home.
Lucas is very well mannered at home – he is house trained, knows to stay off furniture and waits to be called to follow his human.
Lucas loves hiking and long walks, running and playing in the backyard with his green tennis balls, and would love to share his life with a beloved, active human.
Lucas and his wagging tail and friendly demeanor welcome new people with open paws.
There is no aggression toward other dogs, only a sense of fear that seems to underlie his reactions (cowering and barking), likely due to his living situation with another dominant dog who often bullies him. Consequently, his foster keeps them separated as a precaution.
Nevertheless, with the right training and understanding, Lucas’s reactivity can undoubtedly be addressed and resolved.
Interestingly, we discovered a simple way to help him feel secure and calm around other dogs. Simply sitting down and hugging Lucas while a dog passed by seemed to alleviate his reactive behavior. Although it may sound peculiar, this gesture of reassurance provides him with a sense of safety during walks or new dog introductions and he does not try to cower or bark. He wags his tail and though a bit nervous, he seems to establish a bond with dogs.
Lucas’s loyalty and attachment to his owner will be undeniable, yet even with strangers Lucas demonstrates exceptional behavior while in their care.
Lucas would thrive in a home with someone dedicated to help this deserving dog overcome his fears by training him. He possesses immense potential and displays intelligence, love, and loyalty. With the right training and care, he has the potential to become an exceptional companion and the most loyal friend anyone could ask for.
If you are willing to save a dog and can commit to Lucas’s training needs, you will be rewarded with a dog who is capable, intelligent, and overflowing with affection. He simply needs someone who believes in him and is willing to invest the time and effort required. With the proper training, Lucas will undoubtedly become an outstanding dog, providing unwavering loyalty and companionship to his lucky adopter.
FOSTER-TO-ADOPT option is available.