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Freddie available for adoption at MCHS

Mixed Breed (Medium)


63.0 lbs

2 years, 0 months

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Freddie is…
-Medium mixed breed
-Born in 2020
-Shy at first, but warms up with treats and pets
-Relaxes outside of shelter setting
-Good with other dogs
-Has lived with cats in previous home
-Loves walks and good on leash

Notes from temporary foster:
“Here are a few notes about Freddie!

In general, upon first greeting in the kennel and starting a walk outside he needs the human to be brave for him. 🙂 He’s still a little jumpy but certainly gains confidence. When getting him out of the kennel and out for a walk it’s best to start walking right away, let him sniff, but limit the human engagement while he gets a bit more comfortable.

Once we were off on our adventure:
He happily jumps in the car now, but the first time, I had to climb in first and then he followed me. He’s great in the car! Loves looking out the window, getting a bit of fresh air. No barking. Also sat patiently in the car when I had to leave him for a couple minutes!

He’s great on a leash. Happy to greet humans that he comes across. Interacted well with other dogs. Both humans and dogs require a slower intro but he doesn’t react to those around him. Over the course of the day he became braver and more curious! Lots of smiles and snuggles for everyone. A few louder / aggressive dogs came towards us and he didn’t engage!

As he’s gaining confidence he’s letting his nose have a bit more fun. He tends to start pulling more on the leash at this point. I think off leash his nose would take him in a variety of directions. Recall coaching will be needed or at least a fenced area when off leash. He loves people but his nose is taking priority! 🙂

He did great in my office. I had to do a couple hours of work and he alternated sniffing around the office and snoozing. He was most interested in being outside adventuring. No accidents!”

Animal Id: 7364

Cleared by Vet Clare

All animals receive medical care from our vet, Dr Clare Bartholomew. Animals are spay or neutered as necessary, in order to help reduce pet over population. This a full exam, vaccinations, flea and tick control and a microchip.

Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years and are now considered to be man’s best friend. However, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear and there are several theories about how they came to be domesticated.

One theory is that dogs were originally domesticated by early humans for their hunting abilities. Wolves, which are the ancestors of modern dogs, were likely attracted to the camps of early humans because of the abundance of food. As the wolves became more accustomed to human presence, they may have been domesticated and trained to assist in hunting.

Another theory is that dogs were domesticated for their ability to protect early human settlements. Wolves are naturally territorial animals and may have been tamed by early humans to serve as guard dogs for their camps and homes.

There is also evidence to suggest that dogs were domesticated for their companionship. Early humans may have formed close bonds with wolves, eventually leading to the domestication of the animals.

Regardless of the exact reason for their domestication, it is clear that dogs have played a crucial role in human society for thousands of years. They have been used for a variety of purposes, including hunting, protection, and companionship. Today, dogs are kept as pets in nearly every corner of the world and are beloved by people of all ages.

In conclusion, the origins of domesticated dogs are not entirely clear, but it is likely that they were domesticated for their hunting abilities, protective nature, and companionship. Today, dogs continue to play a vital role in human society and are an important part of many people’s lives.

Coming soon: common behaviors explained.

Most of our dogs receive Diamond Naturals Dog Food (dry) and Blue Buffalo (wet).

Coming soon: Information about common vaccinations medications, treatments and conditions.