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Nantes

Age Sex Breed Weight
14 Weeks Old Male Shepherd Mix 20 lbs

Need to know…
He is a sweet, gentle, loving boy who loves to cuddle.

Vet Details
  Microchipped
  Vaccinated

     
Hasn’t Met Gets along well Hasn’t Met but Children 3+ years and older please
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Details

Chillin’ in the pool, hoping my forever family finds me soon!
My name is Nantes and I am a 14 week old, male, shepherd mix. I weigh about 20 lbs and have seen the vet and had my vaccines and microchip. I will need more vaccines as I get older. I still have a lot of growing to do, so I don’t know how big I will get .
I am a sweet, gentle, loving boy. Just the kind of guy you would want to chill out with. I can be a quiet guy but I do play a lot, especially with my siblings. I do LOVE cuddles and am happy being handled . Outdoor time is my favourite and I’m always first to the door when it’s time for a potty break. I have sharp puppy teeth so please watch anything you value or that could harm me like cords, shoes etc. Foster mom directs me away with toys when I want to chew on something I’m not supposed to have and she tells me “Noooo Leave it “. Having my leash on and in hand is another helpful tool to direct me away from things you don’t want me to have.
My crate training is going well, I am very good in there. I settle right down. I get fed my 3 meals in my crate, I love my food, and go in easily when foster mom puts my food in there and says “Go to your Crate”. My crate is covered on three sides with the front open. If there are too many distractions and I won’t settle, foster mom covers the front too. I like a stuffie and a light blanket to sleep with. I am learning my crate is my safe place and all mine. My bedtime is around 11pm and I am sleeping until approx 6am without a peep. When I move to my new home it will be an adjustment for me being away from my siblings so I may whine a bit until I get used to your routine. In my new foster home, I adjusted very quickly with no whining at all the first night. There are lots of dogs in my new foster home to keep me company so If I am whiny the first night, if possible, put my crate in your room so I don’t feel so alone . If all my needs are met please don’t give in to my whining or crying, or I will think that’s all I have to do and you will let me out. Be patient with me if I do ♥. Please take my leash off anytime I am in my crate so I don’t get tangled up on anything, it’s safer for me . My day time routine is 2hrs in my crate, 1hr out right now. I do get tired playing so much so I need downtime. If you can’t watch me at any time, it’s safer to put me in there so I don’t roam around the house and get into anything I’m not supposed to. You may have to give me a wee push in but I will go . I have had some damp crates but I am working on it .
My Potty Training is going well . I do love to get outside and will do my business out there as soon as I hear “Pee Time Lets Go “. Foster mom watches me closely especially after meals and my water intake and gets me out right away, even when I’m playing she will interrupt me and get me out. I still have a few accidents, but being consistent with me is the key. Show me what door to use and get me out alot for success . First thing in the am get me out from my crate before I eat breakfast, and then right after, and that’s the same for every meal . I get out about every 20 min now, when I’m not in my crate, so I’m getting it. Having my leash on will help with this and watching me . You will get to know me, and know when I have to go.
My leash training is a work in progress but getting better because I love to get outside so that is a big bonus! Foster mom keeps my leash up high when walking so I can’t grab or chew on it. I’m so curious about everything so I’m a little zigzag all over right now, so foster mom stops, and brings me to her right side leash up high to continue on. I’m getting it, but consistency is the key. I’m really liking my walks. I live in a rural area, so I’ve seen lots of 4X4, and big loud trucks. I just sit and watch when I’m out. I’m not nervous of the loud noises.
I’m a big hit in my neighborhood right now so alot of people are stopping to socialize with me. I love people and will go right up to anyone. I haven’t met any kids, and I live with a five year old and I love to play with him but because of my sharp puppy teeth I have to go to a home with kids over 3 yrs. I need alot of attention and training right now so it will be like having another kid around and I want to be my very best.
There are 6 other dogs in my new foster home so I’m learning how to interact with different dog personalities. They are all very gentle with me and mostly ignore me. Foster Mom supervises all interactions so she steps right in and advocates for my foster siblings with an “Ok Enough” if I get too rough or start nipping and I stop. Foster mom is always holding my leash so it’s easier to stop it quick. Please advocate for ME and supervise all interactions with any dogs,especially if there are any in my new home . Introduce me to well balanced ,non aggressive dogs, friendly dogs, as I start my life with you so it’s all positive experiences.
There are 3 cats in my foster home and I’m curious about them but they hiss when I get close (always on leash and supervised) so I don’t bother with them. If I’m going to have a cat sibling then I should never be left unsupervised when the cat is near. There were 2 birds in my first foster home and I couldn’t be bothered with them. Even their chirping didn’t interest me.
I have been in the car a few times, I do whine for a few minutes but I will settle down and sleep. Pls secure me in the car by tethering my leash in the door just enough so I can lay down or put me in a crate. For my safety, don’t let me roam around the car and if my leash is in the door it will be easier for you to get me out when your ready and ensure I don’t jump out on my own.
It is highly recommended to keep my leash on, inside and outside, in my new home for at least 30 days (except in my crate )so I can learn where I can and can not go or get into anything I’m not supposed to ,but most importantly to create a beautiful bond with my new family .
Working with a Balanced Trainer for Puppy Classes is recommended, so I can be the best pup I can be and have a great relationship with my new family for years to come ❤ .

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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