Hello! My name is Snickers!

  • Snickers
  • Mixed breed
  • 1 year
  • Male

Weight (approx): 41 lbs

Energy: Medium

Children: Good

Dogs: Good

Cats: Unknown

About Me: Hi Everyone, My name is Snickers (just like the chocolate bar!). I had a pretty bad run in with a porcupine before hart saved me... and let me tell you, they are NOT cuddly! I sure learned my lesson though... those walking pin cushions hurt! Overall, I am a bit of a shy guy who likes to take things a little slow when it comes to meeting new friends. Don't worry though! I really do like human company, and enjoy other dogs! I would love a home where I could get my daily dose of snuggles with my humans, and have some fun play time with a brother or sister dog. I am a pretty easy going guy and dream of the day that I have my very own human best friend. I also have to mention that everyone who meets me says I am a super handsome boy! I try to not let it go to my head though... but I really am as sweet as my name suggests!

Health Notes: Snickers came to us as a partnership with another rescue group transporting him and hart providing care. His transport was urgent as he had been quilled quite badly. His first stop was to an emergency vet where he was sedated and had quills removed. During his neuter, more quills were removed. And then he required another surgery for an abscess caused by more quills. During all of this, Snickers has been gaining weight and getting healthier. Adoptive parents for Snickers need to be aware that quills can continue to migrate and erupt for up to a year. Snickers is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is neutered and microchipped.

Behavior Notes: Snickers is a pretty calm boy! The most energy his foster mom sees is him coming out of the crate in the morning and he gets excited when he gets to go outside! He loves walks, but gets tired after about 20 minutes. He gets 2 walks a day currently. He is good with dogs, but is shy at first so needs proper introductions. He is untested with cats. Snickers is a shy boy and has the tendency to be fearful, but he has made a lot of progress since coming into care and has started to show confidence. He does well with children. He is house trained and crate trained. He has only been loose in the house when someone is home, but not alone. He is fine with someone home but we are unsure how he would be home alone. He is fearful of loud noises and will cower. He is good on leash with his foster mom, but freezes when someone else takes the leash. He needs to have time to learn trust with a new person. He is working on basic commands. We highly recommend he goes to a home with another dog, so that he can continue making progress, as fearful dogs learn from other confident dogs as to what is safe and what isn't, and who to trust.

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