1 1/2 year
Adoption Fee $425
Requirements: Fenced In Yard |
Another Dog in Home |
Work with Foster Parents or Approved Trainer
Agapo Love is a young, lanky mixed breed pup who is looking for a special home to call his own! He loves to do “dog things” like going for walks, playing fetch ALL day long, and using food dispensing toys. However, he is also a sensitive boy who does not fit into your average “dog mold”.
Agapo Love loves his foster family and the humans he has previously lived with, including young children. He often chooses to lay near his people, but he will flee if his people approach him. He has a larger-than-typical invisible bubble around him, and if someone enters that bubble, it is like the same sides of a magnet. He has made progress decreasing this bubble, but his forever family will need to understand that he prefers to close that space himself and will run away from someone if spooked. For this reason, he needs to be wearing a martingale collar and have a secure fenced in yard.
When it comes to new people, Agapo Love prefers the safety of his kennel. He needs time and space before he decompressed and learns to trust new individuals. He would prefer a home that does not receive daily visitors. He is crate trained and does love his crate, so this would need to be accessible to him when visitors are over. He is house broken, but can sometimes have accidents if he is too afraid (submissive urination).
Agapo Love does respond well to vocal cues and hand signals once you gain his trust. He knows “sit”, “down”, “kennel up”, “go to bed”, “go outside”, “wait” (before doors), and “come here”. How well he listens to his cues depends on how clear his mind is (so not if he’s too spooked or there’s something bothering him). His family will need to commit to working with his foster family, a behaviorist, or a positive trainer to help him adjust into his home and continue to progress.
While he has a personal bubble with people, Agapo Love doesn’t necessarily understand other dogs’ personal space. He LOVES his canine friends- giving nervous kisses, inviting play and wrestling, and tugging on toys. He will use his voice and bark if he’s spooked by a new, larger dog, but for the most part he loves every dog he meets. He does not currently live with cats. His true personality and comfort comes out around other dogs, so he needs another dog in the home. Due to his nervous nature, he may react to a dog that is iffy sharing resources and can also bring out weird behaviors in some dogs. He would do best with a confident, patient dog of any energy level.
Agapo Love may not be the type of pup many families are searching for, but he enjoys his life and is full of personality. He launches himself across the yard like a rabbit to chase his ball, curls up in a little circle next to his people, and jumps up and down in the air when anticipating something exciting. If you think you’re the right fit for Agapo Love and are looking to add a special boy to your family, then apply today for a chance to meet him!