Deedee is the sweetest senior boy ready to find his perfect home! This older gent has a very affectionate personality, and is very dedicated to his people. He will require time to settle in and become comfortable with his new family. He may be aloof or wary of strangers initially but we promise that once you have his trust and love he’s the loveliest dog around! His forever family will need to give him time to settle and decompress in his new home before they will start to see his stellar personality. He’s calm and quiet as long as he is properly exercised and given regular enrichment activities to tire his clever brain. He is house trained and enjoys going on long walks in the park, but is not very enthusiastic on long periods of exercise or going out when he has less energy. He’s very expressive and makes it very obvious when he would like to go out, and will be disinterested when he doesn’t.
Deedee is very well behaved, he has shown no destructive behaviour, and doesn’t take anything that he has not been given. He respects boundaries, such as staying off furniture, and out of areas in the house where he is not granted access to. He is crate trained, sleeps in his crate, and has been spending short periods of time in the crate when his humans aren’t around. Since he’s not destructive, he could most likely be left roaming if his humans need to leave for work but we encourage the upkeep of his crate skills initially to ensure in a new environment he adjusts well before testing out this theory.
He’s very treat motivated and eager to please, which has made obedience training straightforward. He is very playful and loves to play catch and chase balls. He would be happiest in a house that has a yard to play in, but has been doing happy and well with apartment living when he gets enough physical and mental exercise. He does have some prey drive and so cats and small animals are not an option. When it comes to dogs, he does not currently live with any and has barked at some on walks. With a calm and laid back, non confrontational dog, we would consider a meet and greet to see how the dogs do.
Deedee came into care with vocal tendencies, such as barking and crying for attention and pulling on walks. His foster family has worked very hard and have successfully minimized these behaviours. He now knows barking and crying will not work, he walks well on leash and can heel, and he is practicing being weaned off his head halter. His forever family will need to be willing to continue his training and provide the structure on which he is currently thriving. If you would like to apply for this amazing senior, complete an application: http://www.sitwithme.ca/dogs/deedee
- Breed: German Shepherd Mix
- Sex: Male
- Age: 9 yrs. 3 mos. old
- Size: Large
- Colour: Black and Tan
- Spayed/Neutered: Yes
- Stage: Available
- Dogs: Possibly. With a calm and laid back, non-confrontational dog, we would consider a meet and greet to see how the dogs do on a walk.
- Cats: No, thank you.
- Kids: 12+
- Housing Type: Any type.
- Fenced Backyard: Ideal for some off leash fetch and lounging but not required so long as the family is dedicated to his exercise needs.
- Special: Home in and around the Ottawa area who can come for a meet and greet. Someone home more often would be nice too but not required.