Henry - in Maine!
Newest update: October 2016
Henry is a two year old mixed breed boy - we think he could be a border collie or aussie mix, definitely an intelligent and "always alert" kind of guy! Henry is such a sweetie – he bats his paw for attention, is great on a leash and loves to play. He likes other dogs and is an active player - he can be a little too much for very small dogs. He met some cats in a shelter environment and was interested but did not try to chase. He met one of the grumpier cats who hissed at him but Henry just moved back.
Henry is 52 lbs of sweetness! He is gentle and eager to please. He is also smart and is taking to training easily. He has such a great expressive face. He is looking for an active family as an "only" or with a canine buddy. An experienced dog family will do great with Henry!
We have found that Henry is not super comfortable with physical affection from people he is not very familiar with. Even when he loves you, he'll sit on the couch with you but he's less excited about a lot of petting, hugging, etc. He is staying with our friends at Kompletely K9 Dog Training and doing amazing! Kristen told us, “today he helped me with a neighbor’s dog who has been very reactive on leash with other dogs. We were able to get to the point where they could actually meet. Henry was excellent through the whole exercise and wasn't pushy at all with her. I have noticed since he's been here that he doesn't seem to be a dog who's big on affection. My suggestion to anyone who fosters or adopts would be to let him solicit affection. I think he needs to,have time to know and trust the person before he can handle the affection. He may never be a cuddly dog, but he loves walks, activity, and other dogs. He has been on walks now with 1-3 other dogs and has been fine. He met my dog savvy cat on leash and was very respectful. That doesn't mean he might not try to chase a cat out of fun if it ran, but he didn't show any aggressive tendencies.”
"Henry is doing well. He's come along well with his training. He is a goofy playful guy. I think he would do best in a home without a lot of traffic (strangers). He has been fine meeting people, but you can tell by his body language he's a little uncomfortable with new people. Because he's handsome and so friendly it's hard to explain to people that he really doesn't like to be pet. He sometimes solicits affection, but touch isn't something he craves. He would rather go for a walk or just hang out with his peeps than cuddle. I think he would love it if he was in a home with another dog. He loves other dogs and likes to play. Probably no young kids because they usually want a cuddly dog."
Here is a fun Vimeo video of Henry playing with a buddy!
If interested in Henry or any of our sweeties, please fill out the adoption application. Once approved, it is our expectation that a potential adopter will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved. We do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network.