This little guy has been through a lot. Dexter is a 3-4 year old Beagle mix who needs the most loving home. His early life was spent entirely confined to a kennel. He was not let outside of it and it was almost never cleaned. All he learned in that life was to be fearful and neglected. He was rescued by a good samaritan who brought him to us. Dexter has been in a caring foster for about 2 months in order to learn more about him and see what his ideal home would look like. Here is what we know:
Dexter is an extreme snuggler – he truly cant get enough! He gets very attached and wants a homebody human who can cuddle with him. He is incredibly affectionate and sleeps under the covers right next to you. He is a lap dog through and through and very people-oriented.
He isn’t big on going outside – he just wants to do a quick walk to do his business and then go back to his home. We hope that with time going out and about will be more enjoyable for him, but currently it is overwhelming and overstimulating for him. He requires slow and gentle exposure in all things.
Dexter gets anxious during car rides and has barking meltdowns – he cant sit still or feel very safe. Car rides are not a source of fun for him or his humans, so he needs a family that is cool with that being an area of training and slow exposure work.
Dexter is still periodically marking in the house, otherwise is house-trained. In his foster home he chose one area and continues to use it. Dexter needs an owner who has comfort with this training issue and can help him work on that.
He LOVES to play, totally digs his toys and gets cute cases of “zoomies” around the room.
Dexter is not safe around cats and only likes a select few dogs. Dexter shows himself to be a dominant dog and needs to be the only dog in the home.
Overall, this next phase of life for Dexter holds with it tons of possibility and potential. Above all else, he needs a warm home that reassures him every single day that his new life wont be like his old one. If Dexter is just what your heart has been looking for, come meet him!
Kids: Older, dog-savvy children
- Breed: Beagle/Terrier Mix
- Size: Small
- Age: 3
- Gender: Male