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Balto (Courtesy)   

In shelter Dog

Holly Springs, NC, 27502
Pet name:
Balto (Courtesy)
Mixed Breed
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Introducing Balto. He is looking for a new forever home. His mom has stage 4 cancer and she wants to find him a place soon as he will outlive her. He is sweet as pie but needs the right home who knows how to handle a dog like him. Heres the lowdown on Balto. Balto is 6 years old. She has had him for five years. Was her sons dog who rescued him at 4 months old from being taken to the shelter for trying to grab a chicken nugget from a toddlers hand. So a home with young children would not be ideal for him. Balto has a high prey drive,so cats (this has been tested and he cant be trusted around cats), small dogs, and other small animals would not be a good fit. He does get along with other dogs closer to his size. Not sure if hed want to be alpha or not with other dogs. He is on a fresh raw diet for allergies but that can be explored with a vet to see if there is a kibble out there for him. He is less itchy and sheds less on the raw diet. He loves to run and sometimes goes to a friends farm. He is an avid fetcher. He is good with both men and women but is a little leery of men sometimes. He does have some trust issues which can be talked about in more depth with anyone interested in him. He knows basic commands: sit, down, stay, come (but can be iffy if hes distracted or chasing something), leave-it. He is crate trained. Not sure about how good he is leash walking without pulling. Might need some training there. Hes very loyal to his owner and can get upset when being left with someone new so it will be an adjustment period for his new home. I know this sounds like a lot, but he is a special dog. He truly is sweet but does need the right environment to thrive. There is a small adoption/rehoming fee


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