Gonzo

Male, 2yr old Pomsky, ~23lbs adult weight

Gonzo is one of 3 huskies that we pulled from the county shelter once their parvo ward filled up and the only way to make space was euthanasia… these pups weren’t in awful condition, but being parvo positive, they did need hospitalization and special care! They are all healed up now and ready to go to their forever homes.

Gonzo is an energetic, sweet affectionate boy who wants everyone to love him and all dogs to be his best friends. Don’t let his small size fool you! He has at least the same amount of energy as his full size counterparts and is very much a husky puppy. This guy has energy!!

He chases, wrestles and steals toys back and forth with his foster siblings ALL day, goes on a walk and still does zoomies in the backyard. He is a typical husky puppy in that he doesn’t necessarily want the toy but wants to steal it and have the others dogs chase him. His foster siblings also take his toys and they have great fun. He likes to chew on his toys and plays fetch. He also enjoys eating oranges!

It’s obvious this guy has been neglected and sheltered so the whole world is new to him. He learnt to sit within 5 minutes and needs to go to Petco training classes to learn all the other doggy skill. He listens well and wants to please. He likes to know where his people are at all times and loves giving them kisses, cuddling and laying down near them. He is timid but very curious towards new things. He just started walking on a leash and loves to go on walks, he does well with treats or his friends for reassurance when he sees things that are new. He freezes and retreats with leash pressure but responds happily to treats.

He has some separation anxiety but with access to the house and dog door he has done fine. As long as he has free access to the outdoors he has done great with potty training. He is very treat motivated and does great with all his foster siblings and treats, happily sitting with them all waiting his turn. When meal time comes he needs to be fed in an area where other dogs will not disturb him, from his conditions it’s apparent he missed many meals and had to protect his food from other dogs. This only applies to eating at meal time. He happily eats in his kennel but would not like to be enclosed in a room.

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