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Code: BFT2022


In shelter Dog

Fort Lupton, CO, 80621
Pet name:
Australian Shepherd
What Kiowa knows:

1.\tTo elicit a belly rub, dont roll, just FALL over with enthusiasm.
2.\tThat women are awesome and trustworthy and fun, and men can be too, but it will take a while before he really warms up. 
3.\tRoutines provide predictability and comfort.
4.\t""No"" - for the most part.
5.\tLITTLE pieces of boneless turkey are excellent motivators.
6.\tThat when he goes outside, hes supposed to poop and pee.
7.\tOther dogs are fun; children are not.
8.\tThat the coffee pot, dishwasher, garage door, are harmless, but should be regarded with suspicion.

What Kiowa is learning:
1.\tTo walk on the leash and not pull.
2.\tTo take treats sweetly.
3.\tPlaying is okay! Toys are FUN!

What is confusing for Kiowa:
1.\tThe ghost dogs in the television, sliding glass doors and other reflective surfaces.
2.\tWhy men change clothes - is it the same man in the morning as it is in the evening?

In all seriousness, this 30-35 pound, 2 y.o., soft, loveable boy is at his max capacity for new stimuli right now but shows an amazing capacity to be a sweet, snuggly, confident guy. Because life on the rez can be rough going, he can react with a big boy bark when hes afraid. Hes a quick learner and will need a home with dog friends and human companions that are loving but firm and consistent so as to build the trust that he needs to thrive.

This dog is at our Fort Lupton Shelter! Come meet him today!


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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