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Montgomery D201512

Hound / Mixed (medium coat) / Male / Adult

Details about Montgomery D201512

  • ID D201512
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • 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

Name: Montgomery 
Age: DOB Approx. 09/30/18
Gender: Male
Breed: Hound x
Weight: 43
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 has so many wonderful qualities and personality traits and when he lets you in and trusts you, he easily wins your heart and once you bond, you've got a loyal buddy for the long haul. 
  • Monte is housebroken, although can have accidents when his stress is high. 
  • 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. 
  • You won't ever have to worry about finding him because he'll be wherever you are. 
  • He's a wicked good snuggler and every morning he scoots his way over to ask for pets and scratches. 
  • 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 but does well as long as his pills are hidden in something yummy. 
  • Monte and I are going to start exploring socializing with other dogs again. This will be a work in progress. 
Monte needs a very special person/people in order for him to live his best life. While these things may seem daunting, I promise you he's worth every effort you will need to put in. 
 
Monte isn't the dog that will run to people asking for pets or attention, rather he's the dog that's really apprehensive about new people/things/situations. He will cower, shake, and pace when he gets scared. Monte has had accidents a couple of times due to the anxiety of new people/places. Here are some of the things that I think would be necessary in an adopter: 
  • 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. He still struggles to fully trust me and if I’m doing something scary for him he tends to cower away. 
  • Monte really struggles with too much stimulation, so your home should be relatively uneventful at least for the first few months. Introductions to new people should be taken very slow and with small numbers of people at one time. 
  • Monte shuts down when humans come at him or try to force pets on him. He is scared by unexpected noises and unpredictable situations. Because of this I believe that Monte will do best in a home without children or with kids over 10 that can understand the importance of calm and patient interactions. 
  • Monte will most likely 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. He didn't do super well with being in an apartment and he gets anxious having people too close when he's doing his business. 
  • He does ok on walks, but has so much anxiety around being harnessed or leashed. It usually takes 15-20 minutes for him to calm down enough to put on either. He would prefer to walk on quiet paths with minimal cars. 
  • Monte has shown some guarding/possessive signs with his people and may not share attention well. He has confronted a smaller resident dog due to what we think is attachment/guarding. I haven’t seen this behavior with the cats but further discussion should occur regarding any resident dogs in your home
  • Monte does ok being left alone, but really doesn't like it. He has had accidents in the home when I've left him alone. He is very scared of the crate so he free roams when I’m gone. Because of this, he will do best with people who are around consistently and don't have to leave him for hours on end.
  • Even after being with me for several months, Monte continues to show no interest in toys or play of any kind. He finds most toys scary and wants nothing to do with them. 
I want to reiterate that Monty is such a special pup and he has a fun personality once it comes out. We look forward to hearing from you :)