Findley is a potcake dog who has had a bit of a rough start to life in his new country. He is such a wonderful dog to his trusted circle of people but getting into this circle does take time in order to build a trusting relationship. This is why Findley’s foster or foster-to-adopt home will have a few meetings with Findley ahead of bringing him into their loving home.
Once used to his people and home, Findley becomes a wonderful and happy dog. He loves to play with his toys, destroy any stuffy that might be harassing his people, and will be such a beloved dog to the right owner. He is bouncy, silly and goofy as can be when he knows his world. He loves country drives, and loves unpopulated rural walks on a long lunge line where he can sniff until his heart is content. When he is with his people and is in a familiar, calm and loving environment, Findley is fulfilled and content and can be found napping at his people’s feet with love and devotion (although he’d love to get on the sofa or bed and snuggle it might tight too!). These are all keys to his success, and in a city-home, these needs are difficult to meet which is why we are looking for a calm, country home with fewer visitors.
Findley has made dog friends, but he tends to overshoot when an issue arises and so we know he is just happiest to be the only dog. Walking is not much fun for Findley as he easily becomes overwhelmed and so exercise comes in the form of play and brain work. He is one dog where a game of fetch, a fun food puzzle or playing in the pool is exactly what he needs. He is quite the smart boy, and will love a person who will interact and make up new games to play with him in his fenced in yard.
When it comes to new people, Findley is fearful and can be reactive. He will bark uncomfortably and if pressured to interact he may respond inappropriately (lunge or snap). Because he makes poor choices when stressed, unless the people he is meeting are going to be regulars in his life, it is best for Findley to be crated when visit arrives. His social anxiety/stress needs to be managed by being owned by someone who will respect how he feels and avoid putting him into situations where he will likely fail. We are happy to coach any adopter or foster to learn how to properly and easily manage Findley. The most important thing for someone who owns Findley will be the need to accept (and not feel guilty about) the idea that it is okay to crate him if his environment may be changing while other people are over. Acceptance of this will go a long way to a happy and fulfilled life with a very special guy named Findley.
We know we are looking for a bit of a needle in a haystack when it comes finding the right home for Findley, but we also know that if we can find it, Findley will reward his person with so much love and laughter.
If you would like to apply to be Findley’s 2-legged hero and best friend by adopting him, (foster-to-adopt) please complete an adoption form!
If you would like to apply to be Findley’s 2-legged hero by fostering him only, please complete a foster form!
- Breed: Hound Mix
- Sex: Male
- Age: 1 yr. 10 mos. old
- Size: Large
- Colour: Black/Tan
- Spayed/Neutered: Yes
- Stage: Available
- Dogs/Cats/Kids: No, thank you.
- Housing Type: Country home away from the busy city.
- Fenced in-yard: yes, please.
- Special needs: Findley is part of our Recovery Adoption Dog Program searching for his special people (or person). He is seeking a calm home with fewer visitors. He needs a small world and a patient owner willing to keep the world simple and easy for him.