• Riddle
  • Mixed breed
  • 2 years
  • Male

Weight (approx): 65 lbs

Children: Older kids are best

Dogs: Good

Cats: Unknown

About Me: Do you have a dog at home?? I sure would love another big dog to play and live with! Hi, I'm Riddle, and I love being around people, cuddling, big dogs (like me!) and exploring outside. I even whine to meet other big dogs...I just get so excited! Maybe you have a farm, an acreage, or can take me on lots of adventures?! I'd enjoy that! My foster home says that I'm great with kids and I even get to sleep in my teenage foster brother's bed. I only go up when asked though! I can sit, shake both paws, lay down, play dead, stay, balance a treat on my nose, and almost high five! I don't like crates so hopefully you can trust me, because I'll be loyal to you! Thank's for stopping by. Maybe we'll meet soon!

Health Notes: This poor boy tussled with a porcupine and paid dearly. Riddle was brought in from hart's target community with a high volume of quills in his face and head. With a couple of surgeries under his belt for quill removal, an offending quill was still embedded in his eyeball and the socket area. This was causing irreparable damage to his eye and Riddle had to go in again for the removal of his eye (eye enucleation). Now all healed up, Riddle has a permanent wink and we hope that he will forever forward stay away from porcupines! During his neuter, a premolar was also removed as it had been fractured in past and the vet found a few 'hotspots' on his coat that were shaved. The hotspots are assumed to be caused by a change in food so Riddle's diet has been changed. Adoptive parents for Riddle need to be aware that while Riddle has undergone a few surgeries for the removal of quills, they can continue to migrate and erupt for up to a year. Riddle is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is neutered and microchipped.

Behavior Notes: Riddle is a gorgeous boy who has some fear in him, but is doing great otherwise. His foster home has been teaching him the basics which is helping with his confidence. While his foster home has no pets, he does like playing with dogs close to his size, and recommended to live with another dog as the other dog helps his confidence level. He is very food motivated which helps his training. He is high energy, so daily exercise and mental stimulation is needed. Riddle is a talker, he growls when playing, he growls when being petted but is not aggressive, so his new home needs to learn his body language as his body language can be a little confusing. He does let you know when he doesn't like something happening to him with growls and looks, but still growls when he is being petted but leans into the person. He doesn't like it when new people come into the house, but if the other dog greets first, he will bark from a distance, but if allowed to initiate, and newcomer doesn't make eye contact or pet him right away, he does settle quickly and warms up quickly. While currently is good being left loose at foster home, we noticed that when left loose in a different home where he is out of his comfort zone he has shown destructive tendencies (scratched up door and chewed up curtains), so he has some anxiety when not fully comfortable, so crate training is a work in progress and recommended until he is fully comfortable in his new home. Not tested with cats. Good with kids. House trained. He has shown some sensitivity with his face being touched, but this can be due to pain, and may get better with time. He is currently being muzzle trained for vet visits. He is a bit of a puller on leash as he wants to walk fast or run. He loves people once he gets to know them. He loves to play fetch and tug of war. Acreage life would be great as he loves to run and explore.



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