This handsome 3 year old mini Aussie boy is ready for adoption, but please read carefully and ask if you need more information. He needs a very special family.
George came to HHR from the August auction, one of the illustrious Gingerich dogs. Although fairly healthy in comparison to others in this group, he did have some skin wounds needing treatment and was very underweight. He has since been updated on shots, skin is healed and coat is growing back, he is putting on some weight, and he's recovered from his neuter.
The main thing about little Georgie is he is extremely timid and untrusting of people. He came to us terrified of everything. He would not eat indoors or from a dish, and he would not come out of his crate willingly. He then went from the extreme of wanting to be in his crate all the time to hiding outside and not wanting to come in. Slowly over time, he has become friendly and playful with our pups, and he is learning some about how to be a dog. He barks and protects his yard from squirrels. He uses the doggie door to come and go, and he eagerly comes in for breakfast and suppertime. He still sticks to the edges of the room, but he will come in to see what we are doing. Occasionally he is taking a treat from my hand, and if I make him sit with me, he relaxes and stays with me for a while. If he's feeling brave, he will sniff my hands or feet. He responds to his name. He is mostly housetrained, preferring to go outside, but we are working on not marking in the house. He loves treats and toys.
Georgie will need great patience, quiet and consistent attention, a fenced yard, and other dogs so he can continue making progress. He is gorgeous and truly will be a different dog as he learns to trust and love people.
If you are interested in George, please comment below. Any questions need to be asked below, please do not message. This is not first come, first served, we will place George in a home that is best for him.