Adopt Gimlet a Brindle Mastiff / Mixed dog in Oro-Medonte, ON (29606241)
Oro Station, ON
Hey everyone! I am Gimlet, I am an almost two year old male mastiff mixture and I tip the scales at 72 lbs. I have been micro chipped, vaccinated and neutered.I have a couple tricks I like to show off in exchange for treats. I can sit, laydown, shake with both hands, I am getting better at stay and just learning how to spin. When we go for walks in the bush I walk well on the leash until I meet a critter, but my foster redirects me by either walking in the other direction leading me with the leash or turning me to face other direction until I forget. Leash skills will be something I will continue to work on. Before I cross the road I sit to check for cars, as well as before I enter and leave the house I sit to make sure the coast is clear, I don’t always enjoy this but my foster out waits me.When in the house I will follow your lead. If you are chilling, I will chill too! I like to lay on my bed and relax while you watch TELEVISION. If you want to play I will grab my kong and toss it around the house. I like to growl when I play, and I’ve been known to bark a few times if you startle me while I nap. In the mornings and when you get home from work I am very excited and I bounce on my front paws to dance. On the weekend I met the vacuum and we got in a competition to see who could be louder, I only barked for a bit but I was very unsure about that guy.I love to meet people and get my head scratched but it is recommended not to give me any attention for the 1st few weeks after adoption to prevent any separation anxiety. I am a strong willed dog, while the veterinarian said I was very affectionate, I did not enjoy and resisted when the veterinarian was poking at my ears and teeth. I have not met any children yetI met two dogs this weekend at my house and I pulled very hard to go meet them, my foster had to take me away from them by leading me with the leash. It was hard to refocus me away from the other dogs that visited. I was quite loud towards 1 of the dogs. When I have met other dogs while I am out on walks in the bush I don’t pay much attention to them. I went to a farm and met the dog that lived there, we played together all evening in and outside of the house, I am excited to go back to play with him. I have not met any cats yet.I sleep in my crate overnight and when my foster is at work I have a blanket to keep me cozy. When my foster dad is home he will put me in my crate when he can’t fully supervise me. This helps teach me that he is nearby and I am fine just to chill out for a while, it also helps me not associate my going in the crate with him leaving the house. I am quiet in my crate and I have a blanket over it to keep me calm. I have my breakfast and dinner in my crate, to reinforce that the crate is a great place, I go will in and sit and wait for you to feed me (this is my favorite time of the day).I have not had any accidents in the house, I usually do my business in the morning and in the evening on my walks and I will give a little whine if I need to go outside.When we go for car rides I hop up in the backseat when I’m invited and I lounge and relax until we get to the destination. Once we stop, I wait for you to invite me out.It is recommended that I remain on leash, both inside and out, for a min of 30 days. As this will prevent me from running away but also strengthen then bond between my owner and I. I would be best suited with an experienced owner rules and boundaries for me is a must. If you are interested, please head over to www.findingthemhomes.com and fill out an application!
October 16 on Adopt-a-Pet.com