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THIS EXTREMELY HANDSOME BOY, IS THE STRONG SILENT TYPE
Lucas is a Yorkie mix, is approximately 1 year old and weighs 12 lbs. Seized with 12 other dogs from a backyard breeder, Lucas was never socialized with humans. However over the past weeks socializing with our volunteers, he has come around nicely, happy to see people he now knows and is taking treats galore from their hands.
Timid in new circumstances, with new noises and shy with new people, he will observe from the corner of the room. He doesn’t mind being petted but is right now a “four on the floor” type of guy not ready to be picked up and cuddled. Lucas loves other dogs, especially small ones. He loves to play chase, fetch the ball or just gnaw on a chew toy.
Harbouring many of the characteristics of a puppy mill dog, Lucas could be a flight risk and needs an experienced (with fearful dogs) and patient family who will allow him the time it will take to become more confident. Lucas must be adopted together with a member of his pack or to a home with another young, playful and confident dog that he can bond with.
Although not a bark-for-no-reason kinda guy, Lucas is used to living outside on a country property with the 12 others from his clan and running amuck and barking at people to protect the property and his mates. We have just started introducing him to a leash and harness and walking him outside. He was fearful at first, but then when following another confident dog, he was a champ! He will need work on his housetraining.
Lucas is neutered, vaccinated and mmicrochipped.
FIRM REQUIREMENTS: Experienced with fearful dogs No condos or apartments, children 16+, a securely fenced yard, swimming pools only if fenced separately, someone home a good part of the day. Another dog IF submissive or must be adopted together with another dog from his pack. A cat OK if used to dogs.