ADOPTED! December 18, 2013
Bascher is a 5 year old neutered male. He is a mix of Smooth Collie and Siberian Husky and weighs about 50 lbs. He was 1 of a litter of 16 puppies that were rescued from a shelter in the south. Bascher originally arrived into our program 4 years ago and was adopted shortly after he arrived. We did not have much history other than the home we placed him in was his forth home. In November 2012 Bascher owner contacted us because her situation at home has changed and she can’t provide Bascher with what he needs. She has agreed to keep him while we help her look for a new home for him. Bascher is up to date on shots and looking for a forever home to call his own. He was placed in what we thought would become his forever home in March 2013 with a young couple. They had taken him to their parents house and essentially left him there. The parents could not care for him, owning four dogs of their own, and called us to let us know they had to surrender him on their kids behalf.
FORMER IN-HOME FOSTER CARE REPORT:
Bascher was currently at his regular veterinarian for his annual checkup and vaccines in October. His current dog food is Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul. I feed him 1 1/2 cups in the am. and 1 1/2 cups in the pm. He is crate trained although he is no longer crated as an adult dog.
He knows a few commands. He knows sit, off, settle, enough. He knows “are you hungry”, “are you thirsty” and “do you have to go outside”. He is not walked on a leash often, and could benefit from regular walks and exercise given the mix of Husky in him.
He rides in the car well, we regularly travel to day care and the dog park, etc. He loves to run. He’s extremely graceful when he runs, like a deer. He’s beautiful when he has a space to open up and run at full speed. But he does not like water and will not swim on his own accord, and I never forced him into the water. He watches squirrels and birds intently.
He’s very sweet and likes to be where you are. He’ll follow you around the house. He “talks” to me a lot (another Husky trait). He is extremely afraid of storms, especially thunder storms. It stems from some insecurities he never got over as a puppy. But when he’s really tired, his mouth falls open when he sleeps and his tongue hangs out, and it’s adorable.
He considers himself alpha and would do best in a home with a submissive dog companion, preferrably a female. He gets along well with his current dog brother, as long as some rules are maintained. He very much likes routine and will retaliate against change. He has never bitten a person, but can be nervous around new people, especially men. He likes to chew on dog toys and will need a regular supply of those when adopted. He still has a very high energy level and needs regular exercise.
We are not a traditional shelter, we are a cage-free facility. All dogs are temperament tested and must get along with other dogs to stay here. Appointments must be made in advance to meet our Secondhand Mutts. Please call 216-664-9660 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time. We are closed on Sundays. We prefer to adopt to local families but will consider long distance adoptions.
We are seeking a foster home for Bascher, if you can help please email us at email@example.com. He would do best in a home with a female, no alpha males please.
Dog Adoption Fee: $100 – I am microchipped!
Date Posted 12/4/13