• AARCS ID# A41972148
  • Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd/Siberian Husky/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 12/16/2016
  • Size: Medium
  • located in Calgary

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    I was in need of some serious TLC when I arrived at AARCS, thin and shy, but look at how handsome I am now.

    This sweet boy is learning from his foster mom’s resident animals that life is actually fun and the zoomies are the best thing ever. With love and patience he’s coming out of his shell, his personality is starting to shine and he’s learning to be joyful. During his on-leash walks, he accepts being petted by calm strangers and being greeted by other dogs if they aren’t overly pushy. He’s happy when he sees familiar faces. He walks great on leash, walking calmly in a nice heel position most of the time, as he’d rather be closer to you! He would love a home that likes outdoor activity like hiking and walking.

    Bob gets along well with his foster mom’s resident dogs and cat, although is sometimes a bit tentative around the cat, who occasionally tries to stare him down just for the fun of it. He’s comfortable chilling out on his bed in a space enclosed with a baby gate, when no one is home. It takes time for Bob to explore new surroundings in the home, especially narrow passageways like hallways and doors, although he responds to gentle coaxing with treats. He would do best in a home that is willing to be patient with him and read his body language to know when he is not comfortable. At first he was afraid to get into the car and now he needs little coaxing if any, to hop in and head to the park. He’ll continue to blossom in a quieter home, with patience and positive reinforcement in order to build on his growing confidence.

    Bob would like a yard that he can hang out in, especially now that he’s figured out how to sit in his favourite outdoor chair! He’s becoming more playful and goofy with the help of the resident dogs. He enjoys sitting close by his person on the deck, being brushed.

    Bob is a great dog, just looking for a kind and patient family to call his own!

    Who can resist these beautiful blue eyes!?

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Ok but tentative when cat stares at him
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Behavioral Needs

      Patience and understanding of his body language when he’s feeling uncomfortable