l M | 1 Y | Collie mix | 30 lbs | Medium energy | Shy | Learning the basics | Very affectionate | Likes quieter areas | Apprehensive of dogs/people – needs proper intros | Not cat tested | Likely ok with older kids
SAMMY says “hiiii, thanks for giving me such a warm welcome to Toronto. Do you know it’s very loud here?” This guy is definitely still getting his bearings and prefers quieter areas of the city without so many loud noises. Streetcars, car horns, construction, oh my! He does love walks though so with the continued exposure we think he’ll become more comfortable. He is very affectionate with his people and is chill in the home as long as he’s had enough exercise. He’s not used to being home alone for long periods of time so someone with a flexible schedule would be best. He can be nervous meeting new people but is very curious so if he’s not crowded right off the bat he will slowly come up to say hello. He is more nervous of men and will sometimes growl. Letting him come to you is best. He seems to be fine with apartment living so far and has absolutely zero ideas what the heck toys are for. Everything seems pretty new to SAMMY but he’s a quick study. He’s working on basic commands in the home as well as on leash and is learning to follow instructions but improving daily. He’s starting to be food motivated which helps with training. On leash he will at times bark or pull towards other dogs. He would benefit from socialization training, which we have started in foster care. He’s nervous of bigger dogs and doesn’t like when dogs are too forward. He’ll chase squirrels if he’s off leash but ignores them if he’s on a leash. He is beginning to show some playfulness with dogs and toys, so we know there's a playful dude in there trying to build the confidence to come out! He just needs the right leader. He’s better with small dogs and would be ok with another chill dog in the home. He’s met a child on the street who was respectful of his space and he was fine to say hello. If you’d like to meet SAMMY fill out an application to adopt today!