Pal ~ 1 Year ~ Yorkie/Shih Tzu
Meet Pal! This young dog is looking for a quiet, low-activity home. His ideal match would be an active senior, or retiree. He loves human companionship, but it does take him some time to trust and warm up to any kind of physical touch. Loud noises also tend to stress him out, and this is why a quiet home is ideal for Pal.
If you are looking for a walking companion, look no further than Pal! This little cutie is new to leash walks, but is quite comfortable passing people and other animals, greeting everyone with a wagging tail. As an undersocialized dog, he seems to enjoy taking in all the sights, sounds and smells, and has lots of endurance for good long walks. but is also happy to take shorter walks....he is just happy to be walking!
Pal is exceptionally clean and well-mannered in the home. He has no destructive behaviours, and is learning to sleep in his crate at night. Pal can be a little toy possessive so it may be best not to offer toys to him as he can become very protective of them.
We would not recommend Pal for a home with cats as he does like to chase and bark a them. He is currently sharing his foster home with other dogs, but we feel he would be happiest as a solo dog just because he benefits from lower activity in his home environment.
Pal is not at all food motivated. Treats are not something he seems particularly interested in, but he is currently eating and enjoying a balanced home cooked diet, and could use to put on a couple of pounds. Pal does not like to be left alone, which is another reason an active senior or retiree would be a great match for him. The true way to Pal's heart is to allow him a lot of time and space to feel safe before expecting too much from him. While he does love to be loved, it seems like he may have experienced some trauma and is very unsure of new people. His adopter will need to understand that he will need time and patience to feel safe and build his confidence before he will show his softer side.
As a hypoallergenic, non-shedding dog, Pal will need regular grooms to keep his coat tidy and mat-free. Because of his senstivity to touch, Pal currently needs to wear a soft muzzle while being groomed or examined at the vet.
Successful applicants are chosen by best fit, and not first come first served. Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those we feel would be a potential match will be contacted further.