Age: 5 years (estimate)
House trained: 80%
Crate trained: Yes
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with kids: Unknown
Huxley is a sweet, loving, gentle boy who melts into your arms and loves kisses and hugs. He doesn’t cling and after he receives his attention time, instead he lies at your feet or relaxes in his favorite spot. Huxley was found as a stray in Indiana and was adopted quickly. But the family who adopted him realized he needed more attention than they could provide and wisely returned him to TSCR. He was not housebroken when he arrived at his foster home, but his temporary family has him about 80% trained. Huxley is a skittish boy, both indoors and out, but he has quieted down significantly since arriving at his foster home and he is adapting to the neighborhood.
Huxley is estimated to be five years old but he acts much younger. As he has settled in, his personality is starting to shine through. At times he can be such a clown when he is jumping and dancing around. Do you have the time to work with this lovely puppy dog? Huxley is crate trained; he now goes four to five hours before needing to go out. He is also crated at night but sometimes he will whimper early in the morning when he needs to go out. Huxley would do well with someone who works part time, is retired, or is home and able to work with Huxley on completing his house training regimen. Huxley may not do his business if he is just placed in a fenced yard by himself, he currently needs a human to encourage him. His foster mom has received help from Oscar Mayer in that Huxley loves his pieces of hotdog as a reward - and it’s working!
Huxley plays well with his puppy foster brother and foster sisters but he is food aggressive as he was starving when he was rescued. The problem was easily resolved by separating him from his foster siblings during feeding. His foster brother can also be aggressive and this was part of the initial problem. Now feeding time is peaceful, but they are still separated. Huxley reacts to noises that are new to him and he will tell you he doesn’t like them. He grumbles a bit when his feet are washed and his fur is pulled during grooming. He walks okay on a leash but often stays close to his foster mom because he can be overwhelmed by loud noises. Huxley is being fostered in Michigan.