Sprocket is a bit bashful at first, but he’s a total love bug once you earn his trust! He arrived to rescue from the reservation where he was out fending for himself – he was very underweight when first arriving. Sprocket weighs approximately 40-45 pounds now and is believed to be approximately 9-12 months old.
Sprocket does wonderful with other dogs, large and small – he just wants to run and play! He is more outgoing and quicker to trust with another dog around, so he would prefer that in his forever home. Sprocket has seen cats and did bark at them, but I think he just wanted to play. With more training and the right cat, he would do fine living with them!
Sprocket does well with kids who understand that he is shy – he still occasionally will jump up as well and it may accidently knock over the smaller ones – but even with all of that, he does very well with all of the kids he’s met and wouldn’t mind if there were some in his forever home. Sprocket tries hard to please and wants people to like him!
Sprocket is very treat motivated – he learns quickly and is willing to do about anything for a treat! He has adjusted to wearing a collar and is learning to walk on the leash – he still struggles occasionally but a little bit of sweet talking, he’s walking along like a pro! Sprocket has learned how to come when called and kennel up – he hasn’t fully grasped sit but he’s great at lay down.
Because of his timid nature, Sprocket would greatly prefer a fenced yard, but does fine on a tie out or for leashed walks. He is slowly learning what toys are and how to play with them! So far his favorites are stuffies that squeek and balls! If you give this boy a chance and give him what he needs to succeed, he’ll become the best and most loyal pup to you!
Sprocket is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered, heartworm tested negative, microchipped and current on his flea/tick/heartworm preventatives. Sprocket’s adoption donation fee is $250.