Hound / Mixed (medium coat) / Male / Adult
Details about ++Montgomery D201512
- ID D201512
- Available for Adoption
- White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
- Coatlength: Medium
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Cautious
More about ++Montgomery D201512
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Age: DOB Approx. 09/30/18
Breed: Hound x
Dog friendly: Working on it
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes, older only
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: TBD
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $500
From the Foster
Hi there, I'm Montgomery, but people call me Monte. I'm very shy and it takes me a while to open up, so I'll let my foster mom tell you about me. Please read my entire bio so you can know what I need from you and if I’ll be a good fit for your family!
- Monte is housebroken and hasn't had any accidents in several months. He has experienced some anxious poops at times, however, this has been very rare
- He has done SO well with my 2 cats. He's respectful and has taken cues from them about boundaries. They even snuggle together which is adorable.
- Monte wants to be with his people and will often follow you around to make sure that you're ok :). He's a wicked good snuggler and every morning he scoots his way over to ask for pets and scratches.
- Monte has never done anything naughty - never ruined shoes, never chewed on furniture, hasn't dug holes in the backyard, hasn't tried to escape, isn't nippy, doesn't eat his own poop or cat poop, or anything else. I can't even think of all the possible naughty behaviors because he has NONE!!
- Monte is a professional sleeper. He has moderate to low energy and is totally fine hanging out while you work or lounge around.
- Monte does take medication twice a day for his anxiety but does well as long as his pills are hidden in something yummy. This will likely be a lifelong thing
- Monte can basically be your new life coach because he's a great reminder of life's simple lessons - celebrate small successes, the paths of our journey's aren't linear, and it's always important to take a step back and away to do things that make us feel safe and well. This service is provided to you completely free of charge - so you're actually saving money when you spend money :)
- Monte’s trust and love is on his own terms. He needs patience and space to decompress in a new environment. He'll need a safe spot and the home will need to be calm and quiet. He will decide when he's ready to interact. It's VERY important that you understand the need to be patient and let it all be his choice. He will cower, shake, and pace when he gets nervous and overwhelmed. I would say that it could take a few months for him to acclimate.
- Monte struggles with too much stimulation, so your home should be relatively calm and uneventful at least for the first few months. Monte thrives on routines and consistency so he knows what to expect.
- Introductions to new people should be taken very slow and with small numbers of people at one time (1-2). We've learned some strategies to help Monte when new people are around and I'm happy to show you.
- Monte shuts down when humans come at him or try to force pets on him. He is easily startled by unexpected noises and unpredictable situations. Because of this I believe that Monte will do best in a home without really young children and/or with kids over 10 that can understand the importance of calm and patient interactions.
- Monte will most do best in a detached home that has a fenced yard where he can be free to explore. My backyard seems to be one of his favorite places. In fact - that's a place where he lets loose, does zoomies, and shows that he knows how to dog. Having this space is a necessity for him.
- He does ok on walks, however, he is currently on activity restriction and can't be doing anything that raises his heart rate.
- Monte has shown some guarding/possessive signs with his people and may not share attention well. Just like with people, he needs things to be on his terms, so slow intros are a must. He'd do best with dogs that are more laid back and give him space. Monte should not be taken to dog parks at this time.
- Monte does ok being left alone, but it's not his favorite. He is scared of the crate so he free roams when I’m gone. Mostly that means sleeping on the bed, which is his safe spot. Monte would do best in a home where he's not left alone for hours on end as the norm.