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Titus-1.5 yr Pug Mix male Pug & Puggle Mix ST JACOBS, ON

  • Young
  • Male
  • Small
  • Bicolor

About

Characteristics
Friendly, Affectionate, Loyal, Playful, Smart, Curious, Funny, Athletic
Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Adoption fee
$750.00

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Meet Titus-1.5 yr Pug Mix male

PLEASE READ ENTIRE PROFILE BEFORE APPLYING

Meet Titus!
DOB 09-07-22, weighing 22lbs, he is a bundle of intelligence and energy who also gives the best snuggles!

Titus was surrendered through no fault of his own and is now fully vetted and ready to find his ideal forever family.

He would LOVE to be active in agility or scent training for mental stimulation and to channel his intelligence and very agile, active lifestyle
At the same time, having quiet times to relax will give him the balance he needs. He loves to play but also likes his snuggle times.

Titus is a bouncy boy who did not have any training prior to joining our rescue and will require a family dedicated to his ongoing training.
He would be fine with older children who are dog savvy and understand how to interact appropriately with a high energy dog.

* As a young dog with a life expectancy of 15-20yrs, he is not a suitable match for older seniors

Titus is vocal at times and would not be a good fit for apartments or attached housing, he would love a fenced yard at his new home to run and play in with his family in between walks/adventures on hikes.

Notes from his foster mom
YOUR FOSTER DOG'S ENERGY LEVEL: Medium to High

Titus is cautious of people he meets on the street and sometimes barks at them in excitement, he is working on his training to redirect with positive reinforcement.
In the home, he gets very excited with visitors, jumping up and wanting their attention. Continuous training required in this area. He settles eventually when the attention is not on him.

GOOD WITH CATS? Unknown but not recommended due to his likelihood of chasing them.

No guarding behaviours observed in any area to this point. As with all dogs, respect during meals and with bones/chewies is ideal to ensure success.

HOUSETRAINED? Yes
CRATE TRAINED? For travel yes, but Titus is very stressed in a crate in the home and has been a good boy left loose in a dog proofed home

Titus does not like to be alone and will whine/howl on and off throughout the time he is alone. He mostly sits or lays at the front door waiting for my return. He is only alone once a week for 4-5 hours and for occasional short periods if I have to run errands.

PLEASE ELABORATE ON YOUR FOSTER DOG'S LEASH SKILLS. Titus pulls on leash and requires training in this area but is a bright boy who learns quickly with appropriate training. He is very food motivated and we use high value treats during his training.

Titus is fine for grooming/handling with no negative reaction
As is typical of young pups, he can be wiggly and occasionally mouth but never bites/no aggression whatsoever.

Titus has met other dogs and would love a suitable canine friend who is young and tolerant of high energy dogs who love to play. He respects warnings from other dogs when he is being too much, but would not do well with a dog who is in his face/reactive.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE DOG'S PERSONALITY/TEMPERAMENT Friendly, loving, and playful and loves attention. He is very patient and easy to redirect if you need his attention. He loves to run outside and play in the snow and has an abundance of energy.

When playing, he will mouth my hand if he gets too excited but he has never bitten.

THINGS NEEDING IMPROVEMENT SPECIFICS PLEASE Titus needs training to not jump on and/or bark at people he meets, both outside and in the home. He needs to learn how to walk on leash without pulling. He responds to basic commands but will benefit from ongoing training to respond to the commands consistently.

POTTY HABITS: Titus goes out for potty breaks several times a day in back yard, in addition to his walks. If he needs to go out in between these times, he will stand near door and quietly wimper. So far, he has only pooped in the back yard not on walks and again would do best in a home with a fenced yard

Skills/Commands
SIT? Yes
STAY? Yes
WAIT? No
LAY DOWN? No
LEAVE IT? No
OFF? Yes
DOWN? Yes
COME? Yes
ANY OTHER SKILLS/COMMANDS? Titus knows the basic commands but does not always respond consistently to them. This is a work in progress.

PLEASE DESCRIBE CURRENT ROUTINES AND PREFERENCES THAT WILL HELP THE DOG SETTLE INTO THEIR NEW HOME: Titus is a very easy going dog. He sleeps with me on the bed at night, and waits until I get up in the morning. He does not go in a crate as he appears to be fearful of it.
MANDATORY to have a family comfortable with a dog sleeping in their bed/on their furniture during the day. Titus would be miserable in a home where he is not allowed to do this.

We go for a walk when we get up and then have breakfast. He is very patient and sits quietly as his meal is prepared. I have not observed any food aggression. After breakfast he is very energetic and likes to play with his toys and roll around.

We go for either a walk or in the backyard throughout the day for additional exercise. If I am working, he will settle and have a nap. At night he likes to play with his toys, chew his bone or snuggle if it's TV time.

STRENGTHS/AREAS THEY HAVE IMPROVED ON: Titus is responding more consistently to basic commands than when he arrived, especially to the "off" and "come" commands. He is more relaxed and comfortable In the crate in the car, he readily enters it and only exhibits a bit of shaking at first. I feel with consistent training and time, Titus will learn all his lessons quickly. He is eager to please.

TRANSPORTATION-ANY MOTION SICKNESS OR ANXIETY IN VEHICLES? Titus is crated. He has some anxiety and shakes at first. So far he just lies down until the trip is over. He has not barked at people or other vehicles from the car.

PLEASE DESCRIBE THE PERFECT ADOPTIVE HOME FOR YOUR FOSTER DOG BASED ON WHAT YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED.

He would do best in a household where he is not alone a lot. I think, however, once he realizes he is in his furever home and becomes more comfortable, he quite likely will adjust better to being alone with a consistent family routine.

Once Titus feels safe and loved in his new home, and receives the training he needs, he will be an AMAZING pet and member of his new family. He has been an absolute joy to foster! ??

Adoption Fee $750

Notes:
*Children must be over 10yrs, respectful and dog savvy with previous experience with dogs in the home.
* Mandatory registration with an approved trainer is required to set Titus up for success with his new family
*Must be located within Ontario Canada
*Inground/ground level Pools and deeper ponds must be separately fenced from yard


Hobo Haven is located in St Jacobs Ontario.
For approved families, we require in person meetings in St Jacobs ON
If you are not willing to drive to this location to meet our dogs after you are approved, please do not apply.
We do not meet elsewhere nor deliver dogs. Adoptions within Ontario only

If you are interested in applying to adopt a dog from Hobo Haven Rescue, please use this link to submit an application https://hobohavenrescue.ca/dog-adoption-application

Adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, bloodwork, vaccinations, deworming, flea/tick/heartworm prevention, and all vet care, food and supplies during their time with us.

For anyone possibly interested in adopting from Hobo Haven, here are a few, but not all, criteria to be aware of:

We require all serious applicants to watched "Petfooled" which is a free documentary at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XC1rUWWnxI
, or on Amazon prime or also a variety of other free video sites.

Our motto is "know better/do better" and we ask all adoptive families to be as committed to providing our dogs with quality nutrition as they are to providing love. This documentary is not advertising, purely just educational.

An adoption application must be completed and approved, including vet references as well as a home visit (Zoom during COVID), prior to meeting available dogs.
All dogs are placed in loving foster homes during their time with us, we do not have a shelter to visit.
We do not allow applicants to visit until pre-approved for adoptions. Our dogs are in private foster family homes, not in a shelter.
Any questions may be emailed to hobohavenpetrescue@gmail.com

Due to the high volume of applications received for our dogs, priority of replies will be given to applicants who meet the criteria mentioned in the pet's profile.

Please do not ask us to make exceptions, we set these protocols and policies for the dog's best interests which are always our highest priority.

Emails are best, our volunteers work full time and are often not able to answer or return phone calls in a timely manner.

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