Elvis - AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Elvis is a 1.5yo Husky Lab X. He currently lives with his foster parents and two canine foster siblings.
Elvis is house and crate trained. Like any dog, he takes time to adjust to new environments. While he is getting used to a new space, he will whine in his crate when there is any 'excitement' (i.e. humans getting up to move to a different room, leaving, etc). Once he has been given clear corrections like crate 'bops' and time to settle, he remembers that his crate is for relaxing! He now snoozes in his crate whether his foster mom is home or away and only whines briefly during any changes. As long as he's had his food and is able to 'do his business' two or three times a day, he is a calm boy.
Elvis walks quite well on leash. He sometimes even walks a little bit too close to his foster mom, but is always on a loose leash! He is limited to relatively short walks while recovering from his injury, but loves them nonetheless and is still quite tired following a stroll around the block. He is great with other dogs and can coexist very peacefully with them. Again, with his injury, he hasn't had the opportunity to play like crazy (which he would love!) but has only had positive interactions with the dogs he's met.
Elvis does show interest in squirrels on his walks but is redirected quite easily when asked to ignore them. He saw a cat outside once and had the same results, but has yet to do an 'official' cat test. He could likely live with a cat as long as the humans of the household are able to facilitate proper interactions.
HEre's what Elvis's foster mom has to say about him:
"Elvis is a very sweet boy. He has already come a long way in his ability to self-settle in his crate and remember that it's his own safe space -- no whining necessary! He is great to walk on leash and gets along quite well with my resident dog. He woud do well in a home where he has a well behaved dog to look at for guidance, but would also be perfectly content as the full center of attention! His ideal home will be ready to go through the transition period with him and know that yes, it will involve whining in his crate! But if they can stick with him those 48h and provide a lot of structure and guidance, they will come out the other end with a very sweet guy :). He would benefit greatly from the bonding and elarning experience of formal training (as any dog would!) and loves to snuggle. He will make a great family dog!"
Adoption Fee: $400
Vetting: Elvis is fully vetted and on seasonal heartworm preventative. Elvis was in an accident and has a broken pelvis (yes -- that's where his name came from!). Other than his pelvis, he has no known health concerns.
Elvis is being fostered in Brantford, ON.
Good with Dogs
Good with Kids
Okay with Cats
Birthdate: August 12, 2018