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Joe has been working hard in board and train! But look out world because Joe is now looking for his forever home! He is a special needs dog and will require a special adoption, since no one on our adoption waitlist fits his particular needs.
A little background on Joe, he arrived in rescue from Turkey in July 2021. It was discovered that he has a little fear of people coming into his space (home). He will bark and lunge towards the fear. He has been in a board and train and he has been working hard on facing his fears. Joe will is a wonderful dog with his people but he will always need to be managed.
He would do best in a home where there is not a lot of people coming and going – someone with a close-knit group of friends. We could see him going on walks twice a day – or going on a treadmill for a nice walk each day, and then lounging around in a fenced yard while his owner gardens etc.
No children – as each new friend that enters the home will be a trigger for him and he will need to be managed until he gets to know them. He has been good with strangers outside the home but gets nervous and barks/lunges when new people are coming into the home. We just keep him on the leash until he calms down and smells the new person and then he goes back to being sweet as can be.
He should be crated when his family leaves and at night, which is okay because he really loves his crate and considers it his safe space. He should not be allowed on the furniture as this can amplify his belief that his role is to protect the home/his pack.
Joe loves a good belly rub and if you are real lucky you will get to hear him ‘woo woo’. His favorite thing to do is nap but don’t let him fool you – he needs a good amount of exercise to be his happiest self!