Hoping for Homes - Dogs currently available for adoption.
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Nina: In a PV foster & looking for a BC home
She is a 1 year old, 50 pound girl. Likely to be a mix of an American staffordshire terrier and a German shepherd. Nina was abandoned along with her 4 siblings. They were put in a box and left on our doorstep. They were adopted locally, but the following year, Nina and her sister were once again abandoned. This time they were in worse condition. The first time, Nina was malnourished and treated for ticks. This time, she had permanent scarring around her neck from being tied up with wire and large scars on her hips. She was malnourished and at a dangerously low weight. Since then she has been treated with the right love and care, and now thriving!
Nina is very calm and welcoming to everyone at the rescue. She loves to play with both teenagers and children. She also loves to play and share toys with all of the other dogs here at the rescue. She has not learnt any commands yet but her training with on-leash and off-leash environments is going great! She has not been cat tested so a cat-free household would be best.
We think a young couple or an active family with teenagers/kids would be the ideal home for this special lady. She is a very active pup, she loves nature adventures, swimming and running around. Other dogs in the home to play with would also be a bonus. Nina had a tough start to life, she was treated very poorly. However, this did not stop her from being the sweet, happy go lucky girl that she truly is. We are searching for that forever home that she truly deserves - full of adventures, affection and unconditional love.
Nina can be on a flight into Vancouver in the middle of August once and adoptive home is found
Tia: In a PV foster & looking for a BC home
Tia is an energetic 1 year old female (around 17 kg). She was left tied outside a house of a lady who does help with dog rescues in Puerto Vallarta. She was a bit skinny, but otherwise in good health. She has gotten all her vaccinations and has been sterilized. She likes attention from both people and dogs.
Tia is a really energetic young girl who will need a lot of exercise. She likes to run and play a lot! In her ideal new home she would have a garden or big area to run and play with. She loves playing with other dogs and she gets along with most dogs she has met. At the moment she lives with 15 other dogs and gets along with everyone. She would be happy to have another playful dog friend to use some of her energy with! At the moment her best friend is a slightly smaller young male and they do love playing together as much as possible (sometimes even too much and we have to separate them for a moment). Tia is a loving girl and her family should have patience to train her with her high energy level.
She is really friendly and likes everyone she meets. She gets really excited to go on walks and in the beginning of the walk she might be a bit pulley, but she is responding well to correction and training.
Sometimes she jumps or tries to playfully bite, which is why she wouldn’t be the best with small kids, but otherwise she would do well in most families who can offer her enough exercise every day. She would probably make an amazing hiking buddy! She can get a bit snappy with other dogs if food or toys are around, but most of the time she does play nicely with others.
Tia can be on a flight into BC in August if an adoptive home is found
If you are interested in Tia please email email@example.com or submit an application on our website mexpup.com
Nova: In a PV foster & looking for a BC home
She is a 1 year old, 50 pound girl. Likely to be a mix of an American staffordshire terrier and a German shepherd. As a puppy - Nova was abandoned along with her 4 siblings. They were put in a box and left on our doorstep. They were adopted locally, but the following year, Nova and her sister were once again abandoned. This time they were in worse condition. The first time, Nova was malnourished and treated for ticks. The second time, she was severely malnourished. Since then, she has been treated with the right love and care, and grown to a healthy weight!
Nova is very calm and welcoming to everyone at the rescue. She loves to play with both teenagers and children. She also loves to play and share toys with all of the other dogs here at the rescue. She has not learnt any commands yet but her training with on-leash and off-leash environments is going great! She has not been cat tested so a cat-free household would be best. She is particularly shy and fearful with extremely loud bangs. She hides when she hears thunderstorms and fireworks. She would need a confident leader who could show her that she does not need to fear these things.
We think a young couple or an active family with teenagers/kids would be the ideal home for this special lady. Other dogs in the home would be a bonus. Nova is a true water dog! She loves nature adventures and water activities. She was treated very poorly at the beginning of her life. But this did not stop her from being the sweet, happy go lucky pup that she is. She has been known to seek out the softest beds for her wind down and snuggle time. We are searching for that forever home that she truly deserves - full of water adventures, with the right love and comfort at the end of the day.
Nova can be on a flight into Vancouver in the middle of August once and adoptive home is found.
If interested in Nova email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an application
Kassy and Choco: In a PV foster & looking for a BC home together
Rose: In a PV foster & looking for a hospice home and/or sponsor
When it rains it pours.....Two days ago we took in Piper & Alex. We didn't have the resources to do so, but we couldn't walk away from what we saw. Thanks to all of you, donations came in to cover their care. Today it happened again. Rose was under a bench, in bad shape, unable to move......we couldn't leave her. She is safe tonight and will see a vet first thing tomorrow. We don't know what challenges there will be, but we are hopeful that you will again be there to help us help Rose. Please consider making a donation to her care - visitwww.mexpup.com and click on the donate button.
Someone just pointed out the words on the sign behind her in the first photo where she is under the bench which say "Es momento de ayudar" - translation......it's time to help. So very fitting.
Rose is in care in Puerto Vallarta, but we are still looking for a forever home for her. Can you find it in your heart to help Rose?
Waffles: In a PV foster & looking for a loving home
PEACE Animals spay & neuter clinics are a key to the work being done in the Puerto Vallarta area to end the suffering of animals. These mobile clinics are on the front lines each week going into the communities where help is needed with not only the medical services provided, but also education. We are big supporters of this group, and are so amazed by the work they do. Yesterday during a clinic in El Palmar Del Progresso, a dog wandered into the clinic and went straight into a crate. Animals are amazingly smart. This sweet girl was in trouble, needed help and found people that she hoped would do something for her. She was 100% correct. Maria was volunteering at the clinic so she asked one person who asked another person and before you knew it, Waffles had a new foster home and became a MexPup. Waffles definitely needs our help. It is easy to see in the photos that she is suffering from mange. Thankfully it is the non-contagious type, but she still has extremely swollen feet and cracks in the skin all over her body. She is alert and has clear eyes, but is extremely weak. Throughout the entire process and while meeting lots of new people, this sweet pup continued to try and wag her tail. She was so happy to be rescued, to be safe and to have people caring for her. Waffles is about 1.5 years old and weighs 17 kilos. She will remain at the vets for a few days until stable and then will continue her recovery in a foster home. Please consider helping Waffles by making a donation to her care: in Canada via etransfer to Karen@mexpup.com , in Puerto Vallarta donations can be made directly at Mascotas Vet Clinic with Dr. Manuel or Sabuesos Vet Clinic with Dr. Paco, in the US and other location via our paypal link which can be found at www.mexpup.com. This lovely girl deserves a chance at a great life. Please help us to make that possible.
Update February 2017: Waffles is doing great in her PV foster home. She is happy, healthy and ready for adoption. Waffles does ok with some dogs, but she should be the only pet in her forever home (no dogs or cats). We think she would do best with an experienced, confident owner. She is a great dog, but is an alpha so needs guidance & leadership. We are so happy that her recovery has gone so well and now were excited for her to find a family to call her own!
Application Received- Dogs with homes pending, please check back
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Abbie: Pending please check back...
Abbie is around 1 year old and weighs roughly 17kg. We think she is probably some kind of lab - pit mix. She's not tall, but stocky. Abbie has been one of our most shocking rescue transformations, when we rescued her she was covered in oil burns and open sores. She was so weak she could barely walk and we weren’t sure if she would make it. Luckily for her she was found and she has made an amazing recovery! Even we wouldn't believe she's the same dog if we had not seen the transformation ourselves. Now Abbie is an energetic, excited, happy girl! She looooves people and would like to say hi to everyone. She loves giving kisses and cuddles. When meeting people she might get bit too excited and jump or playfully bite so we recommend no kids as sometimes she struggles to regulate her excitement and bounds around like the happiest little bull in a china shop - did we mention she’s pretty excitable .
Walking her on a leash is night and day compared to when we first started training, nowadays she is amazing and walks on a loose leash. She definitely needs an owner who can practice calm and set boundaries with her so that this remains the case, for example at the start of a walk she knows she has to sit and we will go when she is calm, after this she is perfect on leash but she needs someone who will be consistent with boundaries such as this. She would like to go say hi to other dogs and people, but if we won't allow her, she keeps walking nicely. Sometimes if another dog barks at her, she can react back as she finds barking/lunging dogs a little stressful.
At the moment Abbie lives in a dog rescue house with 15 other dogs. She likes most of the other dogs, but we have observed that she sometimes dislikes huge dogs (we have an 160lb Great Dane and a large Doberman who she does not like), usually though her main issue is actually that she likes the other dogs too much. She can be a bit intense and run right to other dogs faces and constantly initiate play and she doesn't always pick up on the signal that the other dogs may not like it. With some of the dogs she can stay off leash, but with some of the dogs we keep her on a dropped leash in the house so we can easily correct her if she's too intense to other dogs. For this reason we do believe she would do best as an only dog in the household. It is possible for her to live with another dog, especially because she LOVES to play and it would be amazing if she could have a friend so they can tire each other out, but the other dog would have to be exceptionally playful and very very tolerant. We believe with an experienced family who are very confident in doing introductions this would be fine. Abbie does go to the dog park on the weekends where our dog trainer runs a playgroup and she does great off leash for the most part but she does need to be reminded to calm down sometimes.
Abbie loves food more than anything (probably since the poor girl was so starving and skinny), so she will do anything for a treat - which makes her incredibly easy to train! She would be happy to learn lot of tricks and use some of her energy on brain games too.
It took a while for Abbies muscles to recover, but she keeps showing improvement all the time and now she loves running and jumping around! We hope Abbie will find a family where she can go on long walks or have enough space to run and play around.
Abbie gets bored easily, so if she's left alone we recommend to have plenty of toys and entertainment around. She is happy to play with her toys even alone and will do a hilarious dance throwing them in the air for herself. She really is incredibly smart so enrolling her in doggy classes would be ideal since she is so keen to be active, it would help her regulate her excitement when she gets overstimulated and she loves to learn and really does want to make her people happy.
Overall Abbie is an absolute sweetheart and you can see she is trying her best to be a good girl. She was clearly so starved not only of food, but of love and family. We know that Abbie may be ‘too much’ for some people, but we KNOW there is a home for her where she is the absolute perfect addition and she deserves to find them.
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If you are interested in Abbie please email email@example.com or submit an application on our website mexpup.com
Lady: Pending please check back...
This beautiful pup is an almost 6 month old, shepherd mix of sorts. She currently weighs 35 pounds and will likely be medium-large size full grown. We were informed by a local about a Mother and seven puppies in an abandoned lot, in very poor condition. Luckily we were able to rescue them all. The puppies were cleaned up, given flea and tick treatment and are doing great now!
Lady welcomes everyone she meets to the rescue. She loves to play with teenagers, children and other dogs. She has been doing very well with his leash training and has also been introduced to off-leash environments. She knows that bathroom needs are to be outside but here at the rescue she has constant access so her new owner will just need to teach and guide her on the designated areas in her new home. She has already learned the commands 'stop', 'sit down' and 'come on'. She has never shown any signs of food aggression, but she does prefer to eat her food separately. This is something that can be worked on with the right guidance and training if there are other dogs in her new home.
Lady's ideal home would be in a household with older children who are very active. She would love to join the whole family on nature adventures and play time. She has 24 other canine friends here at the rescue so other dogs in the household would be a bonus. She has not been cat tested. This sweet young girl is in need of her forever home full of adventure, activities and unconditional love.
If you are interested in lady please email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an application on our website mexpup.com
Copper: Pending please check back...
Copper is a goofy Around 9 months old boy. He weighs 10.2 kilos. He was found skinny wandering on a beach alone and he followed one of our volunteers home. He had low blood values but otherwise he has been a happy healthy boy since his arrival. He lives currently with 15 dogs (females, males, small, big & puppies) and he gets along with everyone well. He is really playful and likes to play with his best friends as much as he can! At the moment his best friend is a bit bigger1 year old female, but he plays well with even the tiniest puppies. He is still young and has some energy, he is happy to go on walks so we hope in his new home he'll have a chance to go on long walks or have an area where he can run and play.
He goes on walks twice a day now and he is really good on walks. Only sometimes if other dogs bark at him, he might bark back. He walks usually with 1-2 other dogs and walks well with all the dogs from the house.
Copper can be bit shy with new people sometimes but in overall he likes everyone he has met. He is cute little boy who will make some family definitely very happy.
Copper can be on a flight into Vancouver in August if an adoptive home is found
If you are interested in Copper please email email@example.com or submit an application on our website mexpup.com
Willie & Nelson: Pending please check back...
Willie & Nelson are an adorable and inseparable poodle duo! They had an owner for 3 years, but unfortunately she got really sick and couldn’t take care of them anymore, so we took them in. Willie (more yellow one, with blue red collar) is 5.5kg and Nelson (taller curlier one, with blue green collar) is 5.3kg. They are 3 years old brothers and they have lived all their life together, so we will adopt them together. At the rescue we jokingly keep saying they are one dog since they are a lot together and so similar behaviour wise!
They love each other and love to be together most of the time, but they won’t panic even if the other one is in another room. They are a bit shy with new people, but they do love to be held! After a new person picks them up, they just want to be loved. They are really good on walks, at the moment they walk usually with other dogs too. They walk nicely on your side.
Both get along with all the dogs (they currently live with 15 other dogs) but they don’t really interact with the others, they like to keep to themselves. They are mostly housetrained, if they are taken out in the evening and in the morning they haven’t had accidents inside.
In general they are both quite shy so we are hoping that their new home would be a calm environment so they are able to relax.
They are not only one dog, they do have their own personal traits too! Nelson loves kisses and Nelson hates them! Nelson loves food more, Willie is a bit more picky with food. On the walks Willie is a bit more shy and scared of loud noises like traffic. On the other hand Nelson is a little more pulley on the walks.
We have not noticed any destructive behaviour and they haven’t been really interested in toys. We at the rescue believe that their personalities will bloom in a calm environment, since they seem to be a bit shy around so many dogs we have in the house. They hate the sound of squeaky toys and will bark if anyone is squeaking a toy! They are not really barky, but sometimes when the other dogs are barking, they will join in.
In general they are adorable cute little poodles, who just want to be loved! They would love a home where they get a lot of attention and kisses (for Willie). They are easy to take around everywhere - they are good in cars and restaurants etc. They are also used to staying alone as long as they can cuddle together. They also sleep together on a dog bed or in an open crate. As we said they are inseparable.
Negro : Pending please check back...
He is a 3 year old, 35 pound Schillerstovare mix. There was a very poor man who owned five dogs and lived a couple of blocks away from our shelter under a plastic and wood shelter. We offered to take them from him to be neutered/spayed but they were so sick from pneumonia that we had to take them in for a couple of days. After some time, the dogs stayed with us more and more until one day the man disappeared and they moved in with us permanently
Negro was malnourished, full of fleas and ticks and had pneumonia. He received treatment, has since gained weight and is doing great now. we discovered that Negro has a heart murmur but it does not affect him at all and will have no long term issues
Negro welcomes everyone to the rescue calmly. He has been around children, strangers, other dogs and cats. He does great with all. He does great in both on-leash and off-leash environments. Negro shares his food with the whole pack but may growl a little when pups get close to his food. This behaviour can sometimes occur if another dog wants to sleep in his bed or take his blankets and toys. IT is very minor and corrected with a simple "hey" or "no", and never is more than a growl, he just uses this communication to let other dogs know when he does not want to share. This is not uncommon with dogs who have had to live on the streets hungry, but with the right guidance and direction, this behaviour can be discouraged with positive reinforcement and will be a very quick fix as it is very minor and Negro is a very sweet boy who wants to please. Before Negro permanently moved to the shelter, he would bring things to the shelter from other houses like clothing or empty food packaging, almost as a present for Claudia, he would be very proud of his findings ! He likes to find things like this so his new home will just need to keep an eye out to make sure he is not in reach of any valuables. (He is able to climb tables so would just have to be careful about food being left out).
Negro is truly the sweetest soul, he needs a little bit of confidence building in new environments where there are loud sounds or weird smells he is unsure of but learns that things are okay quickly with his people reassurance. He is a very sweet and passive boy that would get along with any dog, sometimes the dogs in the shelter pick on him because they know they will get no reaction from him, so we hope to find him a great home soon where he can feel more relaxed and confident
Negro would do great with an active family, with a moderately experienced owner who can guide him with the right training. he would love kids to play with and share mischievous moments with. He would love to be a part of hiking adventures and daily walks. Another dog to play with would be ideal. Cats in the household are also an option as he does well around them. This sweet boy thrives off of attention, he loves to be rubbed and is a kissing machine! You will never fall short on affection from him, he has a loveable personality and is very fun to play with.
Nono: Pending please check back...
Hi everyone !
My name is Nono and I am looking for my forever family, could that be you ?
I am a 7 month old mixed breed, I kind of look like a bigger jack russell ! I currently weigh 17kg (37 pounds) and am probably close to if not done growing. My rescuers found me infront of their door as a pup and when they opened it I just walked in and made myself at home, I could tell they were dog people !
I was very shy for my first week in care, but have come out of my Shell and enjoy all the new people and dogs I meet. I also think I would be fine with cats, I don't pay attention to the cats that we feed and wouldn't mind if cats are a part of your family !
I do not show any destructive behaviours, and I am good with sharing all things, I do not resource guard anything. I have been working on my leash walking and have been doing very well. I even almost totally have the house training thing down, I just may need some reminders in my new home.
I really do best in the company of other dogs, especially when left alone so I would really hope for a home with another dog if possible. I would also enjoy human kids that are dog savvy. My confidence has really grown but I may still be a bit of a shy guy when I first arrive with my people but once I come out of my shell I will show you every goofy side I have !
I love adventures, running and playing. A yard would be an awesome bonus ! I would love an active family who will help me continue to explore the world with confidence and cant wait until those people find me !
If I sound like a good fit for you I can be on a flight into Seattle pretty soon, possibly even by this friday if the right home finds me !
If you are interested in me please submit an application or email firstname.lastname@example.org
My adoption fee covers my flight/ neuter/ and full vetting.
I cant wait to meet you !
Zac: Pending please check back...
Meet our gorgeous boy Zac !
Zac is a 5 year old Belgian Malinois, weighing 70 pounds.
Zac is a character ! He looooves attention, he will push his fosters work straight off her desk sometimes with a big grin across his face to tell her that petting him is more important than her work ! Zac lives with 27 other dogs, of all ages, breeds and sizes and does well with everyone, both dominant and non dominant dogs. He typically just doesn't really pay mind to them and is more focussed on playing with his blanket that he loves. Zac is good with people, he has also shown to be good with older kids. He is very excitable and is a big guy so he wouldn't be suited for toddlers or babies. We would say children over the age of 10-12 depending on their dog experience, but in an absolutely ideal world Zac would probably go to an adult only home.
Zac needs a home free of cats and any other animals like farm animals etc.
He is a dog only kind of guy
Zac is a very smart boy, as most dogs of his breed, and has learned commands such as stop and sit.
Zac is sweet and goofy, but he has a very strong personality and if aloud he would be the kind of dog to run the house and try to be the alpha, so he will need an experienced and strong leader in an owner, as most shepherds do. An owner with shepherd experience is preferred, or alternatively an owner who has experience with a working breed such as an australian shepherd, collie, husky, rottweiler, mastiff etc.,
He is the kind of dog that would be an incredible listener and very determined in training with a strong pack leader
Zac will need an active home and is not suited for apartment living. He will need a house preferably with a fully fenced yard.
Zac can be on a flight into BC in August once an adoptive home is found
If you are interested in Zac please email email@example.com or submit an application on our website mexpup.com
Rocky: Pending please check back...
This beautiful pup is an almost 6 month old, shepherd mix of sorts. He currently weighs 38 pounds and will likely be medium-large size full grown. We were informed by a local about a Mother and seven puppies in an abandoned lot, in very poor condition. Luckily we were able to rescue them all. The puppies were cleaned up, given flea and tick treatment and are doing great now!
Rocky welcomes everyone he meets to the rescue. He loves to play with teenagers, children and other dogs. He has been doing very well with his leash training and has also been introduced to off-leash environments. He knows that bathroom needs are to be outside but here at the rescue he has constant access so his new owner will just need to teach and guide him on the designated areas in his new home. He has already learned the commands 'stop', 'sit down' and 'come on'.
Rocky's ideal home would be in a household with older children who are very active. Rocky would love to join the whole family on nature adventures and play time. He has 24 other canine friends here at the rescue so other dogs in the household would be a bonus. He has not been cat tested. This loving, clever pup is deserving of a forever home full of adventure, activities and cuddles.
If you are interested in Rocky please email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an application on our website mexpup.com
Rufo: Pending please check back...
He is a 2 year old, 62 pound Labrador retriever/ pointer mix. Rufo had an owner but lived on the streets and was barely fed. We found him poisoned and abandoned in the middle of the street. He was skinny, full of fleas and had foam in his mouth. He has been treated, gained weight and is doing great now!
Rufo welcomes everyone he meets to the rescue. He shows calmness when meeting strangers, children and other dogs. He has not been exposed to cats yet so we are not sure how we would do with them. He has been doing great with his on-leash and off-leash training. He does not know any commands yet but understands and obeys if you give him instructions by hand.
When he cannot get your attention, he sometimes will give very soft bites, mostly like a pinch to get you to notice him. This is not a huge concern but something that can easily be discouraged with positive reinforcement. He likes car rides and has never shown any signs of aggression or possessiveness over anything, he loves to share his toys with all of the other dogs.
Rufo's energy levels would best be described as moderately active. He absolutely loves playing with the ball and playing with other dogs of any size. He would do great in an active household with kids of any age, a yard would be ideal and he will always be up for adventures such as walks in nature, playing in water or mud and open areas to run. He is also the type of dog that will snuggle up next to you to sleep or watch tv at the end of the day. This beautiful boy is looking for his forever home with the best of both worlds - adventure and play, coupled with affection and love.
Rufo can be on one of our next flights into Seattle once an adoptive home is found
Mariela : Pending please check back...
She is a 5 year old, 38 pound Schillerstovare mix. There was a very poor man who owned five dogs and lived a couple of blocks away from our shelter under a plastic and wood shelter. We offered to take them from him to be neutered/spayed but they were so sick from pneumonia that we had to take them in for a couple of days. After some time, the dogs stayed with us more and more until one day the man disappeared and they moved in with us permanently. We believe Mariela is the Mother of the other four dogs, we lost one of them due to the condition they were in unfortunately however all the rest made a full recovery and are doing fantastic
Mariela was malnourished, full of fleas and ticks and had pneumonia. She received treatment, has since gained weight and is doing great now.
Mariela welcomes everyone to the rescue calmly. She has been around children, strangers, other dogs and cats. She does great with all. She shares her toys with other dogs and has never shown any signs of aggression or possession issues. When she particularly wants affection, she may give off a little growl when you pay attention to another dog. This is the only behaviour she has that will need to be discouraged. She has never been in a crate before as she lived on the streets and sleeps on her bed here at the rescue. She has been around teenagers and kids. She really likes kids but can be shy around them as she does not know how to play with them.
Mariela would do great with a medium-active family. She would do well in a household with kids or teenagers once they were relatively calm around her so she doesn't get overwhelmed. She would fit well as the only dog in a home or with other calm adult dogs as she does not have the most patience with puppies or overly playful dogs since she is so calm. She has been loose with cats before and had good behaviour around them so a cat household would work too.
She goes to a dog park training session one a week and does well around other off leash dogs.
Mariela is currently in a foster home with a couple getting some one on one time and confidence building which she absolutely loves and prefers over the shelter setting.
Mariela is a sweet and easy to please girl who has been through quite a lot in her life and is now looking for her forever family who she can depend on for play time and all the affection and love that she deserves.
Sultan: Pending please check back...
He is 3 year olds, a very big boy weighing in at 78 pounds, and likely to be a Weimaraner- Great Dane mix.
One day a truck arrived at our friends shelter with some dogs, she could not take them as she was overflowing with dogs and did not have any more space. A couple of days later she found Sultan and his sister, dirty and scared on a dirt road, with wire wrapped around their necks. They stayed together. Sultan however would not come with Claudia and kept pulling her towards a sewage treatment plant in a panicked state as in to show her something. Eventually she was finally able to find the third sibling that Sultan was trying to explain to Claudia needed help and brought them all home together. He wouldnt leave without both of his sisters.
Sultan was found very skinny, full of fleas and ticks. He was treated for parasites and put on a meal plan to help him gain weight, he is thriving now!
His sisters were adopted together as a bonded pair back in December and now it is this sweet boys turn !
This beautiful boy gets along with everybody, he has been around adults, children, strangers... lives with 30 other dogs and welcomes everyone with calmness. The only exception is cats, he will need to be in a cat-free household as they make him anxious. He does on leash, although of course very strong, and does well in the shelters off leash environment. He has not learned any commands yet but is very obedient, so teaching him would not be difficult. He has never shown any aggression or destructive behaviours.
Sultan was the leader and gave strength to his sisters when they arrived at the rescue, he would always be right next to them to make them feel safe. He likes to express himself by almost speaking. When we found them he came to our rescuer babbling on like he was trying to explain what they had gone through.
Sultan would do great with a low to medium energy family, with kids we would say 8 or older just due to Sultans size as he would probably knock over toddlers. He loves to walk and be next to you all of the time, another dog to bond with would also be great for him, preferably female however he would do fine with another non dominant male. He is not necessarily a dominant boy, however he is big and some of the other dominant males sometimes dont like him due to his size.
He loves his time to relax and be showered with pets and affection. He also loves adventures every now and then, such as going for a run or playing in water. This boy has such an amazing personality, he has such a caring and protective nature, once he finds his family he will be by your side no matter what. He will greet visitors with enthusiasm. This is an extremely loveable dog who will never leave your side and always have your back, (and may tell you stories once in a while).
Sultan will need an owner who has experience with medium to large breeds to ensure he continues good manners in his leash walking as well as knows who his pack leader is, as he is a leader type dog who does best in structured environment.
Ella: Pending please check back...