Parker is a one-year-old, 33-pound Australian Shepherd mix. Parker was found as a stray, and as a Good Samaritan attempted to give him water, they were bitten. He started his journey to the county shelter with a bite quarantine for 10 days. Parker was avoidant of the leash and muzzle while at county. It became obvious quickly that Parker lacks socialization skills. His short life so far has been extremely sheltered, and he is unsure of how he is supposed to act in social situations with humans. His behavior and desperate need for training would have landed Parker on the euthanasia list at the busy county shelter. Home Fur Good has taken on the task of working to find Parker the perfect home to ensure he has a bright and wonderful future ahead. Parker’s perfect home will be one that has experience training dogs. His training will need to go beyond knowing sit and down; Parker needs direction and consistency to overcome the behaviors he has been allowed in his past. He will need a home with no small children, and HFG was witnessed that Parker has a distrust of men; his adopters will need to be aware of this. Parker has made great strides at HFG. He is very treat-motivated, which goes a long way in training. He has a strong desire to please and he catches on quickly. Parker seems happiest when given a task or learning something new. He does seek out interactions with people, but he isn’t so much looking for affection as he is looking for a brain teaser. Parker has much to offer, and with a dedicated owner he will show his desire to learn, please, and be the best dog he can be. The adoption fee is $225 and includes spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, and a free wellness visit at Phoenix Mountain Animal Hospital. Our adoption hours are Thursday-Saturday from 11:00 am-4:00 pm by appointment only.