Adopt Fondue a Brown/Chocolate - with Black Mixed Breed (Medium) / Mixed dog in
Fondue / Male / 9 Months / 29 lbs / Street Mix / Hamilton Meet Fondue! Fondue was found abandoned outside a shelter along with his mother and siblings. At only one month old, they were in rough shape at the time. Luckily they all made a full recovery and thrived in shelter care. They have all since made the trip to Canada in search of their forever homes! Fondue is described by his foster Mom as an incredible charmer. He is comical and adorable at the same time! This guy is always on the go and seemingly never runs out of energy or zest for life. He will never say no to pets from his trusted people, and shows his affection by offering a hug. As much as he loves to play and run, he melts when he gets to nuzzle into his favorite person. He is extremely affectionate with is family and bonds closely to them. He is a good boy, looking for a family committed to exposing his true potential! Being new to life as a pet, Fondue is fearful of new people entering the home. He is making strides in the comfort of his foster home, but will still bark and growl when strangers come in. He will generally keep his distance and it is advised that he is given time and space to warm up on his own. It will be the responsibility of his trusted people to ask strangers to keep their distance. Fondue will approach in his own time but if his space is not respected, he may react out of fear and bite to demand space. Adopters should have realistic expectations when meeting him and expect a few meetings before he is comfortable in their presence. Once you have earned the love and trust of Fondue, you will truly have a friend for life. Fondue is only looking for homes where he won’t have any exposure to children. On leash Fondue has some reactivity to strange people. All of his reactions are fear based so he will need ongoing desensitization and counter conditioning when it comes to all new things. He may freeze if startled by something and need time to recollect himself and encouragement to continue. Fondue is best walked in quiet areas where he has less access to triggers. Leash walking and etiquette needs to be a priority in his journey. When first entering foster care, Fondue was not used to the crate and would howl or bark to express his discomfort. After a few months of desensitizing he has become excellent at settling in his crate. As he is a chewer and still a puppy, it is advised that his crate training continues in his forever home. Some transition time should be expected when he changes environments. He is extremely smart and responsive to confident leadership. Given he receives adequate opportunities to use the washroom, Fondue is fully potty trained. Fondue is HIGH energy and will need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation throughout the day. He has become accustom to having a backyard and would do best with one to get out his zoomies. Even in the backyard he will need supervision as he is a climber and occasional digger. Adopters should be prepared to provide puzzle toys and obedience/trick training to drain mental energy. If he has had enough exercise for the day, Fondue sleeps beautifully through the night in his dog bed. Fondue has come far in his training but it will be an ongoing journey, as is the case for any puppy! When he changes environments he will need boundaries in place and calm leaders willing to show him the ropes. He can get over excited when he sees his humans so it’s best he is ignored and only calm energy is reinforced. As far as commands he has mastered sit, wait, outside, inside, paw, drop it and lie down. He is a sponge and always ready to learn more! Fondue’s ideal home would be a detached house, with a fully fenced back yard. He would do best outside of the city as he is sensitive to unexpected noises and high traffic areas. Fondue will need adopters with some dog experience and a solid understanding of the work ahead with him. He will take time to open up and be his best self. Fondue bonds closer/faster to women so would do best with at least one woman in the home. Homes should be low traffic and have a predictable routine he can count on. He loves other dogs but canine companions should be patient and well adjusted. He can be pushy in play so humans must mentor and manage early stages of their relationship. If you’re interested in adopting Fondue please apply at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/adoption-info#adoption-form Fondue’s adoption fee is $850. To learn more about our adoption fees and the adoption process, please visit our FAQs at https://www.fetchandreleash.ca/about-us#about-faqs.
February 22 on Adopt-a-Pet.com