Adoption Fee: $350
Hi, I’m Theo, a 1 year old, 45 lb., heeler/husky x. You can say I have a zest for life. I mean, look at my smile! I had a home before coming to PAW, but I was surrendered because my previous owner didn’t have time for me. At first, I was sad, but I made lots of canine friends at the dog shelter, like Bosley, who also hitched a ride with me to PAW. As much fun as I am having with Bosley and my other friends, I still long for a forever home. Ideally, my forever family would spend time playing with me, giving me lots of belly rubs, and perhaps have another dog I can play with. I also heard that this area has lots of dog parks. If so, I’d love to visit! You can say I’m a social butterfly, but just with four paws. The nice people at PAW promised to find me a forever home and, in return, I promise to bring a smile to your face and love you forever.
My handler for one of the adoption events also took me to her home to play with her two dogs. After spending time with me, she said: "I am a big fan of Theo! He is affectionate and calm, rode well in my car (seemed to enjoy looking out the window), and was friendly to other dogs both at the adoption event and at my house. He checked out our yard, played some, and was not at all rough or threatening to my dogs. He sat when asked (especially if it is for a treat!) and used the doggie door. He does not seem to know other commands yet and will need some instruction for walking on a leash as he is enthusiastic and pulls some, but he takes notice if he is told 'no' or to 'wait' ". She would encourage people to come meet me and join her fan club!
From another volunteer: Theo is affectionate, attentive, pretty calm, rides well in car (in fact, seemed to enjoy looking out backseat window). While he didn’t want to play the whole time, he was friendly to our 2 dogs, interacted some, and was not at all rough or threatening. He followed them without hesitation thru our doggie door. He is always looking for treats, sits readily when told to, but as far as I could tell doesn’t know other commands and is a little hard to walk on a leash just because he is strong and enthusiastic. He would pause from pulling and look at me when I spoke to him and stayed closer after a little while.
A third volunteer said that Theo quickly became attached to her and when she left him in her home for a bit, he got very sad and barked and howled, so Theo would do best in a single family home because apartment and townhouse neighbors don't always love to hear the language of dogs!
PAW places animals in the Washington, DC/Baltimore Metropolitan area only.