M | 2 Y | Shepherd mix | Mexico | Medium energy | Very timid | Big teddy bear | Affectionate | Needs experienced owner | Picky with other dogs | Good with older kids | Good with cats
Meet TORTUFO who we affectionately call Turtle! This guy is very shy in new situations and if he could he would find a nice protective shell to just curl right up in. He'll need a patient and experienced owner who is ready to help him build his confidence and realize what an absolute stud he is! It takes him time to warm up to new people, places and animals and a proper introduction with all three is key. Once he trusts you he is a GIANT teddy bear and just loves to cuddle. He becomes very attached to his humans and acts as their protector. TORTUFO is good with other dogs with the exception of any large, golden dogs. This is definitely a phobia of his and he does not like being around them at all. He goes into immediate defensive mode. When he gets nervous his tendency is to growl but he calms down as long as you speak to him quietly and let him take things slowly. He's medium energy and would do best in a quiet home. Outside of the city would be even better cause we think he's a country boy at heart! He likes to go for walks and would do best with structure and routine. He likes familiar surroundings but with a patient owner his comfort level should increase and he may be more appreciative of new adventures. He's smart and knows his basic commands. He's also good on leash, as long as no golden dogs are around, and is house and crate trained. He would be good in a home with older children (10 and up) and is good with cats - curious about what the heck they're up to but not at all aggressive. Ready to help Turtle break out of his shell?