Are you looking for a medium sized, spunky guy with an equally spunky personality to accompany you through life? Spunky is your guy!
Spunky is a three-year-old, 24-pound “super mutt” who is a character. Our current guess is a corgi/shiba inu/chihuahua mix, but whatever he is, it’s just right. Not too big, not too small, not too needy, loves his people, but does not get underfoot.
He is currently living and getting along well with two large, senior dogs and one cat. They all peacefully coexist and he’s started playing with one of the dogs. While he is not constantly playing with other dogs, having the other dogs in the home seemed to make him more comfortable more quickly.
When he meets new dogs out on walks he greets them politely and backs off when needed. He has a balanced temperament and is well versed in “dog talk.” He’s not aggressive with any dog and is not afraid of any sized dog either.
Spunky can be fearful of new people and environments, though he warmed up and was comfortable with his foster family within a couple of days. He is extremely smart and communicative. He can be particular and doesn’t enjoy being manhandled – though on his own terms he is quite the snuggle bug. (Because of this, older, dog-savvy children are better-suited for him. ) When strangers come to the house he can be barky with his hackles up (he’s gotten protective in the month he’s been there), but over the last few weeks is adjusting and is more relaxed about the coming and goings in his foster’s home.
Spunky loves to be in the mix with his foster family but can also be by himself while they are busy and has not exhibited separation anxiety. He can sit calmly in the car while you go to the store. He can go on many walks a day but also doesn’t mind missing a walk.
Spunky has free rein of the house during the day, enjoys going out in the yard, and sleeps peacefully in his crate at night. His crate is a safe haven for him when he’s tired or overwhelmed. He’s 99% house trained, and now that he’s in his crate at night has had no accidents. He will thrive in a patient and loving home, ideally with another dog to make him feel more comfortable (but not required.) While Spunky will take a little time to trust and relax once he does he’s a pretty easy boy! (LG0