Estimate Age: 3 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Estimated Breed: PBTx
Weight: 72 lbs
Good with dogs? No
Good with cats? Yes
Good with children? Yes
Special/Medical Needs: None
Estimated Energy Level: Medium - Low
Minimum Adoption Fee: $650
Current Location: Wetaskiwin, AB
Diesel (Xander) is a wonderful companion 🥰. He wouldn’t respond to Xander, so we tried Diesel and he liked it! He wants to be wherever you are all the time. He loves car rides and going for walks. He walks very well on a leash and has only pulled when a new “spot” hasn’t been checked out yet, but he corrects very easily! He doesn’t react to anything on walks but just seems curious to check everything out. He is house trained, just need to let him out regularly as he doesn’t really let you know vocally, he’ll just sit by the door. He is curious with my son's cats but seems to want nothing to do with them. His recall is pretty good. He’s walked about 3 houses away before and came back when called.
Diesel loves to hug! He’ll put both front paws around you and lay his head on you and could stay like that for a long time! He is great with my grandkids who are 4 & 1 1/2. He just lays there and lets them hug him.
He is starting to show some of his personality, he loves water and we’ve gotten him to play with a ball and he loves bully sticks! He sleeps on a bed on the floor beside my bed, so he hasn’t been in the kennel. He did get used to me putting rice and honey in his kibble when he had kennel cough, so he wants rice all the time now!
The only time he has barked is when he hears a bang outside or to let big dogs know this is his house!
He has shown some reactivity with other dogs, and would do best in a home where he has exclusive attention as the only pup.
Diesel/Xander has some separation anxiety so he will need to be in detached housing only and be homed with someone who can help him work through his separation anxiety. He’s such a soft-hearted soul that doesn’t like to be left alone.
Xander had a vet appointment for an x-ray on October 19 regarding some mobility concerns. The vet has since ruled out any mobility issues via x-rays and there are no further concerns.