Breed: Husky Mix (Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees)
Gender: Male (Neutered)
Age: 2 years
Kids: Yes – older
LISTING FOR OWNER SERVICE
Finn is a Husky mix who turned 2 years old in January 2019. He’s great with people, kids and some dogs. But we never know which dogs he will be ok with, so he would be better to be the only dog in a home. He is a bit possessive with toys, bedding and food (with the other dog in the home) so this resource guarding will need to be monitored but should not be an issue as a single dog.
Finn needs to be with someone who can be with him more often than not, as we both work full-time (one working 12 hours shifts and the other being pregnant). He requires a lot of attention and is protective and guards against our other dog, in a non aggressive way. He is a much larger dog than we can handle (approx 120lbs) which makes it difficult to walk him on a leash. We have young nieces and nephews which he loves to play with however, due to his size, has knocked them over by accident so it wouldn’t be good to place him with young children, older children would be fine.
Finn is not crate trained but he is house broken and knows to go to the bathroom outside. He has not had obedience training but could use some, especially for walking on leash as he can pull when he sees other dogs. He’s a bit leash reactive due to being attacked by other dogs when he was younger, which could also be the cause of him being dog selective. We will cross streets/provide spacing between him and other dogs when passing. He knows basic commands, is well behaved and doesn’t dig or jump over fences when outside. He has never met a cat before so we are unsure of his response and wouldn’t want to risk it. He has never bitten anyone. He is slightly overweight as he tends to over eat and needs lots of exercise. He loves to lounge and cuddle with his companions instead of run around but a new exercise routine would do him good.
It breaks our hearts to have to give him up, as we do not want to have to do this but we just feel like he can bring joy to another owner, in a more appropriate situation that he can thrive in and who can give him more exercise and attention. We want him to go to a wonderful home who is looking for a warm, loving, cuddly companion, as he’s the biggest sweetheart and really is a good dog.
Finn is healthy, neutered and up to date on his vaccinations.
- Located in Grand Valley, ON – $400 adoption fee
- With owner, needs adopter
- Looking for a home since April 2019