Hi! My name is Quimby!

  • Quimby
  • Mixed breed
  • 1 year old
  • Male

Weight (approx):  70 lbs

Energy: Medium

Children: Likely good with older kids

Dogs: Great (another dog in the home is recommended)

Cats: Unknown but likely good

About Me: Hi! I'm Quimby! You may remember me from before. I was adopted early last year but the family who adopted me decided I wasn't a fit for them so they returned me to hart. Don't get me wrong, I love my hart family but I'd really like to find a home that I can call my own, permanently. I'm not a bad dog, I just get scared and bored sometimes. I would love to have a doggy brother or sister in my new home to keep me company and help me learn that the world isn't so scary. I love to play so a younger, active dog would be perfect for me! I also really like my crate as it's my safe place. I like to feel cozy but not trapped, you know what I mean?  

I don't want to seem like I'm asking too much but I'm not very excited to go out and meet people in public or have a bunch of strangers coming and going into my home. I guess I'm a bit of an introvert you could say. To be honest, strangers are scary (don't tell anyone I said that). Once I get to know them though, watch out 'cause I'll make them my new best friends! Do you think I might fit in with your family?

Health Notes:  This young man originally came to hart as a wee pup. He was adopted out but unfortunately his adoptive parents were not a good long-term match for him, so he came back to the hart family. Quimby is healthy and ready for adoption, he is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is neutered and microchipped. 

Behavior Notes: When Quimby came back to us he was showing some extreme behaviors - destructive, shut down and extreme fear of people. He wasn't aggressive at all, he just avoided everybody. He's been with his foster home for a few months now and has come a long way! We have learned that Quimby's destructive behavior was due to being in a closed room (he destroyed 2 crates (one wire, the other plastic) and then started chewing furniture, it's also because he was alone and bored. Also Quimby's fear of people is getting so much better! He just needs to be allowed to adjust to new people in his environment. He also does best with another dog in the house, as he has come to rely on his foster brother and sister to show him who to trust, who and what is safe and that getting lots of pets and love is an awesome thing. We also learned that Quimby is not a dog you can go up and put your hands in his face, this is extremely scary for him! He'll flinch and avoid. What we've learned is that when he turns his back on you, touching his back and hips and going slow, he'll really get into it and then you're his best friend. Given time, patience and training Quimby is a wonderful dog and would be an excellent pet. He is crate trained, and loves his crate, because of his fears we highly recommend that he has it after adoption, as he has learned this is his safe place and his place to go to avoid stressful situations. We also have started muzzle training with him, because with his fear of people and being touched by strangers, vets are very scary for him so this is just for cautionary purposes, as he has not been aggressive towards people at all.

Think you have found your furever friend?