M | 2 Y | Hound mix | 60 lbs | Med to high energy | Loves the outdoors | Kinda shy | Chill in the home | The sweetest eyes | Can jog with you! | Ok exposure with dogs | Not cat tested l okay exposure w older kids
Could you literally spend your whole day outside exploring? Then you should meet HECTOR! He is the definition of an outdoor dog – he loves going for walks and sniffing all the things. He can even go for a jog with you if you’re into that. HECTOR definitely needs people who will take him out at least a few times a day. He enjoys keeping up with his routine and doesn’t necessarily understand the concept of sleeping in on weekends but that’s ok because we guarantee you can’t say no to those big brown eyes. He loves to sleep after a good walk but will then get up and pace when he’s itching to get back out there. On leash he has shown signs of a prey drive – there’s no barking or chasing but he’s on high alert and does a slow walk over as if he’s stalking. He probably wouldn’t do well in a home with cats! HECTOR is loyal and friendly but definitely has an appreciation for his personal space. He will come when called but won’t initiate any snuggle sessions. He does love belly rubs and will nudge you to continue. Then, when he decides he’s had enough, he walks away just as you’re left wanting more… HECTOR is still working on building his confidence as he can be a little shy in new situations. With continued exposure he generally overcomes this easily. He’s already opened up Lots and is now curious to meet people. He was once afraid of the big, bad elevator and now goes riding with ease. He also warms up to new people as long as they don’t approach too quickly. He greets new people in the home when they get on his level and will allow strangers to say a quick hello on the streets. He’s been good with other dogs so far – giving a quick sniff and allowing them to sniff him. Honestly, at the park he’s more interested in hunting squirrels! HECTOR has had little exposure with older kids and done well. He just needs to be around those who respect when he needs space. If you’d like to meet him fill out an application to adopt!