Great Dog Needs Great Home

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This week, we are featuring King. He broke his leg while at the HSCAZ animal shelter, and has stayed in a foster home while healing from the injury. His foster family has wonderful things to report about him.

Meet King

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King is a great dog who deserves a great home. His foster family has only good things to say about him.

I broke my leg one day at the Humane Society when I was so excited to be let out into the exercise yard. I raced around the corner, slipped on the wet concrete and slid my paw right under the fence. Ouch! Here I am with my purple cast on.

I have learned so much since being here. I learned not to chew my cast and as a reward I don’t have to wear that big bulky head cone. I learned to settle in my crate overnight so Mom and Dad no longer have to get up in the middle of the night to take me out to potty. I only pee and poo outside now and get lots of praise every time! Don’t know what’s so great about that, but I love the praise, so I aim to please.

I also learned not to put my nose up on the kitchen counters, kitchen table or sniff their food. In fact, I lay down quietly by their feet when they eat dinner in the kitchen and when they watch TV in the living room. I also learned to wait politely in front of an open door to be invited out.

Some strengths

• Very people oriented — bonds easily

• Wants to please his leader

• Learns quickly

• Crate trained

• Knows “sit,” “stay,” “down,” “off” and “uh uh”

• Settles down easily

• Hardly any shedding

But he needs you to work with him

H e is an adolescent puppy! While he has made great strides in becoming a mannerly dog, he must have supervision and more training. He needs you to give him lots of exercise, reinforce the rules, remove “no-no’s” to chew on from his area and your vigilance to prevent potty accidents.

The worse thing you could do to this dog is leave him in the back yard alone all day. He has never been destructive, but that’s only because he has lots of attention, chew toys and boundaries. He walks well on lead or Halti if you make him do so.

Loads of potential

This dog will make a terrific companion for a family or single. He has potential to be many things:

• Companion for older child: very playful and

interactive

• Agility dog: loves to run, jump, play

• Visits to hospitals and nursing homes: loves

people

• Loyal: just wants to be with you

• House alarm dog: but needs practice in

accepting visitors and strangers

We want this great dog to have a great home. If you would like to schedule a “meet and greet” with King, please call the shelter at (928) 474-5590.

Easter adoption special

Our Easter adoption special is going on now through the end of the month. All dog adoptions are just $25. To learn more about the wonderful pets available for adoption, stop by the shelter at 812 S. McLane Road (just south of Main Street), open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily (excluding holidays), give us a call at (928) 474-5590 or visit our website at www.humanesocietycentralaz.org.

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