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Joe – Available in foster

Joe is a goofy boy, whose early lack of experience leaves him needing a confident owner ready to introduce him to the world. He would do well in a rural setting as property guardian because Joe loves to be outside. In him foster home Joe spends all day outside working on a farm. This is an amazing way to keep Joe's mind working and to burn off his energy in an appropriate way. His serious side means being left to just hang out and "dog" is not good for his mental health. Joe needs a job, not exercise but a purpose to fulfill the livestock guardian dog side of his genetics. Most of his early play responses were more attempts to diffuse discomfort not actual requests to play. Joe lacks many basic canine social skills and has just as much trouble reading them as he does humans.
On the bright side Joe learns very quickly. Joe has recently gained enough confidence to play with the other dogs in his foster home! Joe plays with dogs of every size from 10 pounds to 110 pounds! Due to his history we recommend that Joe goes to a home with out cats. He does however, do really well with livestock including chickens! Joe does like string cheese, but is not treat motivated. You will need good communication and a solid relationship if you want Joe to actually listen. Joe is an extremely loyal dog who will always be by your side. Joe is doing well off leash within our fence during supervised periods and has shown respect for those boundaries. A fence is a must with Joe, he can move faster than your mouth.

Joe is working on his training while in a foster home and is available for adoption by appointment only.

Species:
Dog
Sex:
Male
On Hold:
Available
Breed:
Anatolian Shepherd, Mix
Color:
White, Black
Spayed / Neutered:
Neutered
Age:
1 Years 10 Months
ID:
46127200

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