|Rescue Me ID: 17-07-14-00523Idris (male)|
Alaskan Malamute Mix Age: Young Adult
|Compatibility:|| Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) |
|Personality:|| Average Energy, Average Temperament |
|Health:|| Neutered, Vaccinations Current | Hi there! I'm Idris! I am a 5-year-old husky/malamute mix who weighs 70 lbs. I am looking for my forever home. But I will be upfront with you and say that I am looking for a special kind of home-one that accepts me for me and understands my needs. See, I need a home that will be patient with me and give me time to trust. I originally came to the shelter as a stray with an injured leg. (I recently had knee surgery, though, so my leg will feel so much better now.) Although I haven't told people specifically what happened to me on the streets, they are guessing I didn't have an easy life. This has caused me to have some trust issues with ... (Read More)humans. Specifically, I can be wary of strangers and need a slow introduction to new people. I also can be protective of my food. It also makes me uncomfortable when people I don't know reach for me. I'm not sure what their intentions are when they reach for me, and I think they may be trying to grab me, which scares me. I am currently receiving training at The Pet Connection and learning to not be so sensitive to these things. For example, I've learned that strangers can be ok if they are appropriate with me and don't try to reach for me or grab me. And I've learned to allow handling from the people I trust. But with any good relationship, things take time. Because I've come so far, I need a home that will continue to work with me so that I can be successful and be the best dog I can be. I also want to tell you some awesome things about me, too. I'm told I'm handsome! Do you think so? And I'm told that I really am a sweet guy. I'm great on the leash and I am doing very well with my obedience training. I have let people I trust brush and pet me, and I am known to lean on a person when I trust the person and want attention. I also seem to really like other dogs, and can be a great play mate for them. Oh, and I know the commands, 'sit,' 'stay,' 'come,' 'go,' and 'kennel up.' If you adopt me, you will receive training support from the trainers at The Pet Connection. They will show you how to handle my issues and how to continue my training while in my home. And they will continue to be available to provide training support. I'd really like to find my true forever home. I'm sure I can succeed in a forever home that is willing to follow instructions and work with me. I think I'm worth it! I sure hope you do, too. If you aren't the right home for me, could you please share me with others? I know my home has to be out there. Anyone who is interested in adopting me can either call or text The Pet Connection at 913-671-7387. (Less) Adoption Fee: $175.00 Animal Location:
Dogs by Debin
9300 NW 87th Terr
Platte County Kansas City, MO 64153 MAP IT!