Listed September 05, 2017
Age: 2 yrs.
Weight: Not Specified
Adult Size: 11-25 lbs.
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DescriptionDutch Shepherd / Mountain Dog / Mixed
Basil, 1.5 years old, neutered male, 44 Lbs.
Meet Mellow Basil
Basil, a shy but very mellow dog who used to have a home. Perhaps he is too mellow being a factory guard dog, he was abandoned on a street. Regardless he had no idea where he was, he kept walking and walking to find any trace back home. One day when he came near a house, the smell of food made him stop. All of sudden hunger crashed him down. When he was about to sit quietly at the door, just in time, a mid age lady opened the door seeing him eye to eye. Without second thought, she turned back to the house and came back with a bowl of food for him… From that day, Basil got a shelter with the lady. Unfortunately, the lady must work day and night that didn’t have time to walk Basil out. “For such a mellow good doggie, Basil deserves a better home”, she thought. So she reached out to a rescuer, to help Basil finding a permanent loving home.
Basil was born with a very mellow nature. Luckily a gentleman took him in and foster. He took Basil out play and walk as much as he can. He taught Basil some commends, encouraging him to meet different kind of people on streets, in a park or even taking him to attend adoption fair as often as possible. Gradually Basil walked out of his shell and become socialized day after days. Although Basil is still a little shy to meet strangers, by giving him some treats to show your friendliness, he will come to you for nice pets. After he gets to know you better, he will be cuddly and longing for snuggles. Basil is a well behaved and royal doggie. If he takes you as the best friend, he truly follows you everywhere and easy to recall. Basil enjoys going out to hike or runs free in a park. He is never a trouble maker to raise any dog fight; instead, he stays calm and cautious to join play. Basil is friendly with cats, too. There are several cats at foster home that makes him pretty friendly with cats.
Under foster family’s intensive care, Basil is housebroken outside, has a clean bill of health. What Basil dreams of is a real home to call his own. A simple life family who is willing to devote a little more time and patience to become his buddy. Please visit http://www.ahan.org to view “Basil’s” videos, click “APPLY” to fill out online application.
The dog is: Submissive.
Energy level: Medium energy.
The dog is: a little shy, mellow and calm.
Is the dog friendly with: People Y, Children Y, Dogs Y, Cats Y
Is the dog good and patient with young children? Yes, age over 9 years old.
Is the dog housetrained? Yes, outside.
Is the dog food motivated? Yes.
Does the dog get along well with other dogs at home? Y, In public place? Y
Does the dog bark continuously when left alone? No.
Does the dog chew? No.
Does the dog get along well with cats? No aggression.
Does the dog walk well on leash? Yes.
Does the dog have food aggression to other dogs? Doesn’t like dogs come near his bowl while eating; suggest to feed the dog apart.
Does the dog have food aggression to people? No.
Can people touch the food in the bowl while the dog is eating? Yes
Is the dog afraid of man? Shy in the beginning, warms up after giving him treats to make friends.
Has the dog ever bitten anyone? No
Does the dog have up to date vaccines and rabies shot? Yes
Is the dog microchipped? Yes
Is there any part of the body the dog doesn’t like to be touched? No.
How is the dog with new environment? Needs 3-4 days.
Does the dog know any command? Sit before getting food.
Is there anything the dog doesn’t like or afraid of? Bully gestures and unpleasant loud noise.
Are there any red flags we should know? Needs a shy dog experienced family.
Please visit http://www.ahan.org to view “Basil’s” videos, click “APPLY” to fill out online application.