Available for Adoption
ID # A146634
Estimated Date of Birth: October 10, 2022
Sex: Neutered Male
Estimated Breed: Dalmatian and American Bully Mix
Weight: 48 lbs.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Children: Unknown
Special/Medical Needs: Currently needs restricted activity due to a healing post neuter hematoma. He is also showing signs of separation anxiety.
Estimated Energy Level: Medium
Current Location: Calgary
Adoption fee: $650
Earl has had a pretty rough go in his short little life, being picked up as a stray in California, but has quickly adapted to enjoy the finer things! If Earl had it his way he would crawl up into the lap of every person he meets to request ear scritches and make sure every dog he sees has the cleanest jowls going. He has the biggest heart and is just a joy to be around, his little tail is always wagging ❤️ Earl currently coexists with our two resident dogs no problem and seems to be quite submissive, for a young guy he really is not terribly high energy/puppy which is great! We have not seen any resource guarding behaviour from him, but he does need either a slow feeder/puzzle toy to eat meals from as he is still learning that he will always have enough food in his life now. We have not trialled Earl with children or cats, but he does not seem to be prey driven towards the local wildlife and with his fairly mellow/gentle nature I do not doubt he would be an incredible family pet.
Earl has been extremely respectful in the home, not damaging anything or having a single accident since he arrived in foster care and is quick to do his business when outside. He is exceptionally smart, and food motivated so is a dream to train! Occasionally his inquisitive brain wants to scope out things/places he is not allowed, but he is very easy to correct with just a stern verbal cue. He does not seem to be any stranger to the joy of dog beds and toys, so I wonder if he maybe had a home at some point. Due to his big heart Earl does prefer that his people be around more often than not and has begun displaying some separation anxiety behaviours as he decompresses. I am sure once Earl realizes his people will always come back for him, and with diligent work from his furever family, these will improve over time. Due to his current anxieties though I would not recommend him for an apartment, as he does bark/whine when crated (other than this though we haven’t heard a peep from him). Earl is great in the car and happy to curl up in the back seat to sleep or look out the window. He does not seem to have much in the way of leash skills, but does not pull much and wants to be close to his people so I am sure this will be easy to train with time.
Earl is currently in the process of healing a hematoma after his neuter surgery, but do not let that deter you from this sweetheart of a dog. In a week or two he should be free of his activity restrictions if he continues to heal up as well as he has been! Overall, I just cannot say enough positive things about this little dude.
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