M | 2 Y | 67 lbs | Mastiff mix | Medium-high energy | Good second dog | Some exposure to dogs and children | No cats please! | Hippy-happy dude
Introducing BENDER!! Originally from Texas, this dude is now hanging out in the big T.O and is looking for his furever fam. A quick note, he’s heartworm positive and is currently being treated! BENDER is such a people pleaser and responds super well to human direction. Already having gotten leash training down, we can totally see him learning some new commands and neat tricks with his furever fam! We can also see him working on his responses to spotting squirrels, which calming exercises may help with. Due to this prey drive it’s recommended that he not interact with cats. When he’s not working on his sick skillz he loves, loves, LOVES to play, which could totally be why he’s good with kids! He does know when it’s time to chillax though, so it won’t be go go go all the time with this pal. BENDER does well using his crate, which is also a great opportunity to reinforce structure and boundaries in the home. He’d follow you everywhere if he could but it’s important that he doesn’t! Now, you might be thinking that because he’s got a higher energy level you might need to stay home more often or even work from home. Not the case as he’s happy to go for a ride in the car. What is the case though, is that he needs a human who’ll put in the effort when they are home to take him for some good walks and give him attention during playtime. He’s prong and e-collar trained. BENDER #loves dogs (don’t we all!) and would likely do well as a second dog in the home if you’ve got one already. This means that he’d have a friend to hang out with while you’re busy. If not, no biggie as he’ll be happy to make some buds while you guys are out and about. Apply to adopt BENDER today!