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Heinz ~ Feature Dog

Age Sex Breed Weight
~1.5 Year Old Male Husky Mix 60 lbs

Need to know…
He had a broken neck bone when he came down. It has healed but he cannot wear a collar, it must be a harness as his neck bones are weaker than the average dog. He walks very well at the heel with no distractions but continues to pull on leash and will react when he sees other dogs, people, critters and vehicles. He is working on being less reactive in those situations. He does bark in the house when visitors arrive. He is very food motivated.

Vet Details
  Neutered
  Microchipped
  Vaccinated

     
Hasn’t Met Gets along well Doesn’t live with but Children 3+ years and older please
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Heinz, the Handsome but Humble Husky Mix

Hi, it’s just me Heinz! I am on the lookout for my forever family.
I have big beautiful brown eyes and I know how to use them. I am a male husky mix currently weighing about 60 pounds. I am vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. My foster Mom tells me I am gorgeous and very photogenic but my good looks are not my only assets.
I was born mid-April 2021 and weigh about 60 pounds. I am still young so expect I will bulk up a little as I age.
I am earning more and more freedom in the house (I can only ever wear a harness due to a healed broken bone in my neck when I was younger so my neck is weaker than most). When I am in the house I can often be found with only the harness on and no leash as I am proving I am a gentlemen, except for when there is food around. I still like to counter surf so am watched very closely, or tied, while in the kitchen. I don’t chew anything I am not supposed to, and I don’t try to get on the furniture anymore.
I am relatively quiet in the house. I like to veg out on my daybed with my bone and occupy myself by pouncing on and chasing my ball. I like watching animal shows on TV and can often be found enjoying the odd sports game! After a day of routine in and out of the crate and exercise outside, I am ready to be a big ol’ lumpy house dog. I love to nap and laze around all evening in front of the fire or on my daybed.
I love having visitors to our home. I get a bit excited! I try to SIT and DOWN, before they give me lots of scratches. I love it! Not gonna lie…I jump up a little but my foster parents know it’s coming and let me know that is NOT ALLOWED! Once everyone is settled, I settle as well, and tend to lie quietly while my family visits. I cry and cry when I have to go into my crate when they leave or if I am in my crate and not out visiting with them. Can’t wait for more visitors!
I have great crate skills. I get fed in my crate and go right in when told ”crate!” One of my fosters does not work away from the home but she tries to leave me alone in my crate in the house for at least an hour each day. I whine only a little when my foster parents leave the house. I seldom bark in my crate. (Only when I have visitors and I am not allowed to go greet them!) I will go into my crate on my own during the day if I want some quiet time. I have a soft bed and blanket there, that I do not chew and one hard toy that I seldom play with. I still follow the two hours in, two hours out of the crate routine. I sleep all night in my crate without a problem.
My leash skills are improving daily. This is a work in progress but I am learning to walk quietly beside my foster parents with no pressure on the leash. I am pulling less and less when I see other dogs, people or wild critters. I am learning to sit and wait when this happens. I am learning to sit, stay, and come and am starting to understand lie down. This is all without a collar! Only a harness! Sometimes I get the zoomies while on the leash, but my fosters notice really quickly and make me sit and wait until I can walk quietly at their side.
I am house broken, of course! I let my family know when I need to go out to do my business but usually just do it when out on my walks. I have not had an accident since I was much younger and first in foster care.
I do car rides really well and I love, love, love, road trips! I have been on a number of long road trips. I have spent short times in Montreal and have learned to walk quietly on the busy sidewalks. I have been tent camping and went on a lot of hikes, some with many other dogs and people on the trail. I have been on an outside brewery patio. I am always on leash and watch my fosters a lot. I am getting to be very comfortable out in the community.
I am living with only my foster parents, no other dogs or cats or other pets. I have two besties, other rescue dogs who have found their forever home, who I walk with most weekends. We get along great and I always love being with them. They have taught me how to walk better on the leash and to not be afraid of the water. I have not met another dog I do not like….so far!
In conclusion I am one special dog! I need to wear a harness, never a collar. I am calm, quiet and know how to behave in the home. I am handsome, have great crate skills, can occupy myself with my toys and bone, love cuddles and chin scratches. I love to play catch with you both inside and out. I usually bring the ball back to you to have you throw it again, and again, and again! I have really good leash skills when there are no distractions, am housebroken, love walks and car rides. I love spending time wherever you are. Remember I am still a teenager and sometimes can get really goofy. With guidance from you and a good balanced trainer I will make your house a home.
If I sound like the perfect fit for your family please go to and fill out an adoption form at: www.findingthemhomes.com I‘ll be looking out for you.
Thank you to Kayla Bunnett for the wonderful photos. https://www.bonfiresnbushes.com/about

IMPORTANT

It is the recommendation of FTH that every newly adopted dog remain on leash, both inside and out, for a minimum of 30 days. As most of our dogs are outdoor dogs and strays, this will help prevent dogs running away as they are adjusting to their new home. At the same time it will help start building the bond between you and the dog. Thank you!

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