Kanga
Posted on: April 19, 2018

We know this face is very cute, but Kanga is looking for a very special home to call his own. Please read his bio completely before applying or considering adoption.

Kanga enjoys the company of friendly, fun & respectful dogs, and he shows this with a “husky-like” talking & barking, or playing — boy, does he ever love to run! He does have excitable leash reactivity when he sees other dogs on occasion, so this will be something his people will need to work on. He also feels insecure when he encounters very bossy, pushy or dominant dogs, but who wouldn’t! So his family should be paw-rents who hand-pick his friends and play-dates, rather than a dog park.  He is currently fostered with another dog, & has play-dates with many other dogs regularly. Kanga can get a little over excited with kitties, who he sometimes tries to chase, so it would be best for him to go to a home without this temptation! It will still be important that his family continue to work on his leash reactivity as his manners on leash are otherwise fantastic and building his confidence with his crate but he is very responsive to positive reinforcement training!

Kanga is a very loving pup, adoring his adult humans! He LOVES his walks, and would love a jogging or biking partner, or even a hiking partner. Kanga is quite high energy, so he is looking for a fun an active family, maybe even one with a yard or large property to enjoy! He also loves his toys! Without mental and physical stimulation, Kanga becomes bored and will not want to go into his crate, so he is looking for a family that will give him all the exercise & fun he craves!

This beautiful boy has a very tolerant temperament, but can be a little bossy with less assertive handlers so someone with dog experience, especially Husky breed experience would be ideal! Kanga is also very smart, so he may also be an amazing candidate for someone looking to do agility or another fun K9 sport. Kanga has two nicknames: Jenga (because of how clever he is), and Kangaroo (because he can jump a 5ft fence)!

Ideal home: With an active family or person that has dog experience, or is husky and shepherd breed savvy.

Breed: Golden Retriever x Saluki
Colour: Golden boy
Age: 2 years old
Size: Medium, about 40 pounds
Sex: Male, neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Working on it! –  I can be noisy at first if not given enough exercise, so an apartment may not be suited for me, but I settle into my crate eventually. I would really appreciate more crate training in my forever home.
Loose-leash trained: Yes, but I am still learning so when I see other dogs or animals sometimes I get excited and pull.
Commands: I am very smart! I know “sit”, “down”, “shake a paw”, “crate” and “go lay down”, but would love to continue to practice & learn new things!
Dogs: Yes — I prefer friendly pups and ones who are not too pushy or dominant.
Cats: No — If they are running or make quick movements I may think its playtime!
Children: No – However, young teenagers would be okay, I have experience with 13+ years, but am still a young pup.

Think you are what this boy needs? Contact us today to learn more!