Age: 3 Years Old
Energy: Medium, Tall
Size: 24 kgs
Cats: Not Tested, has a prey drive
Kids: Kids aged 12+ Only
Temperament: Calm, Curious, Smart
Vices: Nervous, Reactive
Papi came to FDC when he and his sister were only a few months old. They were living on the streets in Mexico before coming to the shelter. Papi waited for his chance at a home for two years before finally being chosen and brought to Canada. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, his new home was no longer able to take him and that’s why he is currently being fostered on Vancouver Island, BC. Foster mom Jenna says:
Papi is a loving, sweet dog that is eager to please. At times he can be a little nervous as almost everything is new to him. With time, patience, and love his personality starts to shine through. He is house trained, crate trained, and knows some basic commands. He has good leash manners, but occasionally may need some gentle reminders not to pull – all the new smells and places are exciting! He is calm and happy to stay at home when the humans need to work and do the everyday things that need doing. That being said, this fella loves to go for long walks, hikes, and the occasional run with his human pals. He has long legs and he loves to use them! He’s a great running partner and would love an active family who can give him access to the outdoors. He will make an amazing mountain bike trail dog once a bond and recall are established.
Papi has been building his confidence with new things since his arrival to Canada. Despite his amazing gains, Papi can be fearful and reactive (other new dogs can be scary). We have been working on this and have seen a lot of improvement, but he will need a dog experienced home that will continue his training. He loves his foster fur sister and will play and chase her around the yard every day. He also loves throwing toys around for himself and will engage in play with his two-legged friends as well. He would be content in a home with no other animals, but would strongly benefit and love having another confident dog in the home to show him things aren’t scary.
Papi is healthy and approximately 3 years old and would be best suited in a home with older children only.