Breed: Mixed Breed
Weight: 55 pounds
Current Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Adoption Date: April 3, 2022
Adopted by: Randy and Catherine Hooper
Welcome to your new life Saguaro
Saguaro day 5 update: He grows more and more comfortable in the house every day. He settles and sleeps well in his crate, and loves to chew a nylabone or benebone while he’s in there. He has a bit of FOMO if he’s in the crate while the other dogs are out in the house, but I like to rotate and give everyone time away from each other while we integrate him into my mini “pack”. He does amazing outside with everyone and to my ultimate surprise, is PERFECT with my wild child Shepherd, who I assumed he would not be a fan of. He continues to learn positive social cues and takes corrections well from the other dogs. He even romped around with the Bichon! I cannot stress how SOLID of a mind this dog has. He makes great decisions and while he has a super silly and funny side, he listens beautifully and wants to do the right thing. He is very very smart and I’m already trying to think of different brain games that we can do after he gets his Heartworm Treatment in a week and will need to take it easy. All in all he is a beautiful, smart, sweet dog that needs someone to be his bestest friend.
This distinguished gentleman Saguaro has been at my house for a few days now. He is doing his very best to make good choices, and looks to me for lots of direction. He can be at the very back of the yard and will SPRINT to me if I whistle for him. He’s sleeping in his crate without issue but it’s not his favorite. Overall he has done really well with my dogs. The first day he was intermittently grumbly if they got too close when we were inside the house, but outside he’s done great 99% of the time. He ignores my 12 pound male dog who is quite rude if I’m being honest, so he gets some brownie points for that. He LOVES my female Shepherd, they are wild and silly together and have had 0 issues. He and my 6yo female Lab Mix have had words once, but it did not escalate which is good. He’s doing very well navigating the social scene here as all three of my dogs are very different, and he relaxes more every day. At first he was pretty nervous that someone was going to steal a toy that he was excited about, but that is getting better as time goes on, and he’s sharing well. This boy LOVES TOYS. Treats are fun too but his favorite thing (as all the volunteers who have worked with him know) is to get a toy and roll around on his back with it. He’s eating with my dogs and will take treats sitting right next to them. He has not had any nastiness when passing by my shepherd who’s crate is right by the back door. I think he is a perfectly adoptable boy who has a very good head on his shoulders. He is sensitive and initially has a bit of a nervous side, but he wants to please and as I said earlier, takes direction very very well. Now to find his HOME!
Emma took Saguaro home to her place with her dogs and reports that he is a perfect gentleman and doing great with her dogs. He was one of the worst cage fighters we had in the sanctuary and he now eats his food with Emma’s dog in a crate. He didn’t have a single thought of cage fighting with her and believe me when I say it that is a very good thing.
Here they are, I think she did a pretty good job
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