Husky-Labrador Retriever Mix DOG FOR ADOPTION RGADN-1089596 - Crouton - Labrador
Husky-Lab Retriever Mixture Dog for Adoption in Arlington, Virginia, 22204 USNickname: Crouton Posted Breed: Lab Retriever / Husky / Mixed (medium coat). Meet sweet Crouton! This attractive boy came to Worthy Dog from a shelter in Texas. He had been shot in the leg, and then dumped with his wound still exposed at a high kill shelter with almost no chance of survival. Luckily, Crouton had a Good Samaritan looking out for him who sponsored his veterinarian care, and was able to connect with 1 of our local foster moms and get him to N.Va safely. Because of his extensive leg injury, Crouton's back right leg was amputated, so now he's a proud tripod. He's a resilient pup who gets around very well on three legs. Because dogs put most of their weight on their front legs, this is not a serious handicap. He loves to go on walks and his foster mom regularly took him on hikes at Donaldson Run. He was fostered in Arlington (Clarendon) for six weeks while he went through heart worm treatment and lived with another dog. They quickly became buddies who would snuggle together, and he adapted well to urban life. Dawson was adopted by 1 of our dedicated foster moms, Amy, and has been living in a condo with her thirteen year old son and the family dog, Bubba. Crouton has done nice with the son and is good with all children, but he and Bubba are not bonding as we hoped. Amy has been dedicated to making it work, including sending both dogs off to board and train to help build their rapport. Even after training, they coexist, but their relationship is strained. When Crouton was in board and train, he was good with other dogs, so we really feel this is a personality clash. Since Crouton's been in Amy's care, he's improved on many fronts...He's now much better being crated, his leash skills have improved, and he's learned basic commands. He's a very sweet boy who loves to cuddle and be near his people. He was fine being alone in his foster home, but has had some chewing incidents in his new home when left alone, so Amy is using the crate. He goes in on his own now, and through training he has adapted to the crate. It's a tough decision for Amy to consider rehoming him as they love Crouton very much, but she doesn't want to force a relationship between the dogs. Bubba has done well with other foster dogs too, so it's just a chemistry issue for these 2 puppies. Amy shared this update. "Crouton is super adorable and really soft. He’s awesome to cuddle with, and he gives gentle loving kisses to everyone. He doesn’t jump and never barks indoors. He’s gentle with his toys and loves to play with stuffed animals—his favorite is his raccoon toy. When he’s happy, he prances and frolics, and he lopes when he runs with a big smile. He’s a good bed sleeper, choosing to sleep at the foot of the bed and always moves out of the way when you move. But, he can’t jump up on the bed, so he needs a little assistance at bedtime. Crouton loves to sit out on the balcony in warm and cold weather and watch the birds. He loves children and will let them put blankets on him and cuddle with him in his dog bed. He doesn’t mind rain or bad weather and has never had an accident in the house. When Crouton came to live with us, he didn’t have a lot of house or leash manners. He didn’t know commands, was afraid of the crate, and was reactive to other dogs when on leash. With help from the trainers at Blue Ridge Canine, Crouton now walks well on the leash around other dogs, and has made huge improvements. He sleeps in his crate with very few incidents and knows several obedience commands. He has improved tremendously in all areas. As much as we adore him, he and our other rescue, Bubba, don’t adore each other. And despite all our efforts, it just isn’t a good fit. Both of these boys deserve good lives in nice families, and this is what we want for Crouton more than anything. He needs a family who will continue his training, be patient as he learns, and love him for all the things that make him Crouton. We are sad to see him go, but we know that his perfect forever family is out there waiting just for him!" Crouton is a testament to how resilient dogs are and he deserves a good life. He is incredibly gentle and affectionate, nice with children, and good with most dogs. He needs a family who will continue his training, and has a flexible schedule during the day...He will be a precious family dog. Apply for this exquisite boy today! BREED ESTIMATE: Lab/Husky mixture GENDER: Male APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 43 pounds APPROXIMATE AGE: ~3 to 4 yrs COAT TYPE: medium length ADOPTION CHARGE: $350 OTHER DETAILS: utd on shots/neutered/micro chipped - (Heart worm trmt- 9/18) LOCATION: Arlington, VA FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO ADOPT: Please go to adopt.worthydog and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this 1 by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to foster.worthydog and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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