Ready to blossom!
Hi, friends! My name is Shiro, and I’m a 3-year-old, 41-pound, Australian Cattle Dog Mix male, looking to find my furever home.
I’m in great health, and I’ve already been neutered. I am potty-trained, crate-trained, and house-trained, too. My leash-training, however, is a work in progress. Because of my extreme reactivity and fear towards other doggies, I must wear a muzzle while on walks. I tend to scream, howl, and lunge at them at any distance, and I must be directed away immediately.
I was originally found on the streets of Mexico and was adopted by a nice family in 2021. While with them, I was able to make great strides in my behavior, as well as with my general anxiety. However, I really struggle with interactions with other doggies, so much so that is provides me with a great deal of anxiety and stress. Because of this, I’m hoping to find a permanent home with someone who can provide the environment, patience, and love I need in order to overcome these issues and become my best self!
Despite my anxieties around other dogs, I am extremely low-maintenance and friendly towards all people. I LOVE meeting new friends and cuddling with my people. When with my humans, I have zero anxiety and possess a gentle temperament. I generally have a low energy level, but when I get the zoomies every now and then, I love getting a good playtime sesh in!
My favorite activities include sunbathing, belly rubs, napping, going down slides at the park, and playing keep away and tug-o-war. I also LOVE having your attention and getting endless pets. I’m extremely food-motivated, so I’m easily trainable and love showing off the tricks that I’ve mastered. I don’t show any signs of separation anxiety and do just fine when you are out of the house.
The household I would most thrive in would be a house with a backyard where I could play all day and sunbathe, without any potential interactions with another dog. Because of my severe reaction to other canines, I would prefer to be the only pet in the home. However, I do like kitties, so I think they would be A-OK, as long as there is proper introduction. I also think I would do well with kiddos but would need some time to warm up to them first. Other than that, all I need is a home with lots of love and lots of pets!
Are you the family for me? If so, my adoption fee is $400 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/
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