Iowa City Animal Center

(319) 356-5295 3910 Napoleon Lane Iowa City, IA 52240
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Bear

Foster Care Dog
Please Note: I am not available for adoption at this time
My available for adoption date is April 17, 2017

My Personality & Needs

Personality:
Bear is an independent, active, energetic dog. He is not trained at all- he is jumpy, doesn't listen, and pulls hard. He will probably calm down a bit once he has been neutered and settles into a routine. He loves to run and does well at the dog park but he will guard (growl, lunge, snap) at other dogs if they get near something he values. Bear likes toys and is super food motivated so he will be fun to train. He is not house trained but reportedly was crated as a puppy so he should adapt to a crate well as an adult.

Recommended Households:
Bear is a young very active breed- needs a lot of exercise and he was never really trained any skills or house trained so adopters will need to be ready for a 80 pound "puppy brain". No little children, supervise with other animals. Crate training is recommended for house training a dog or puppy as it is the most efficient and effective method- it also helps prevent destructive chewing, door darting, and gives a dog a place to retreat. Recommend a positive reinforcement training class to instill good dog manners, provide socialization, and build a strong dog/adopter bond- This dog has a voucher for discounted classes.

Animal Information

Gender Male
Age 2 Years Old
Looks LikeAlaskan Malamute
Care Environment Indoor / Outdoor
Adult Weight 85 lbs
Spayed / Neutered Yes

Compatibility

Compatible with Children Yes. Over 10. Children should be taught proper etiquette around animals. Parents must supervise children.
Compatible with Dogs Unknown. Bear is fine with dogs his size, plays okay, will guard toys/food/water aggressively from other dogs
Compatible with Cats Unknown. May do ok, was around cats before- really wants to play. should be dog savvy cats.

Center Data

Status Foster Care
Arrival DateApril 13, 2017
Available DateApril 17, 2017
Animal ID086862