Age: 9 Years, 9 months Old
Activity level: Medium
Good with other dogs: Yes, if properly introduced
Good with cats: Unknown
Foster parents: Laurie R.
Sponsor Buddies: Bob Ingram
Yard Fencing: Required
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Simba is dog worthy of a second chance and in need of a caring and loving home! He is a love and has more energy than some of our 5 year olds! Simba came into our program with Ebony who has since been adopted. Their previous owner did not have the finances to care for them and eventually gave them up. Simba had a severe ear infection with extracting pus in both ears and a skin condition where he lost his fur on his back, neck, chest and inside of his legs. Despite his condition, he is a very sweet and loving dog with a great temperament.
Simba is currently in a one-person foster home with no other animals. He is doing great now that he is getting the proper care and treatment with medications and good nutrition. We are happy to report that his infections are clearing up and the areas of lost fur are filling in! He will be going back to the vet for some additional testing and a recheck to see how his condition is coming along and what he may need going forward.
He is a very happy dog with a sweet, sensitive, loving and playful personality. His energy level is medium to high, which is above what a dog would have at his age. His foster mom tries to keep him busy by playing fetch (one of his favorite things to do), giving him toys that he carries (a donated, stuffed, Hedgehog toy) around the house, and taking him on her ever-running errands in the car. His car behavior is great and he loves to go for the ride! He will either lie down in the back, or mostly ride on the seat and look out the window. He is a dog that wants to be with his family no matter what they are doing. One thing you need to watch for while Simba is in the home is that he steals Kleenex from the bathroom pail, but once told “uh, uh” he automatically brings it to you and releases it into your hand.
He is working on new commands like “wait” at the door before going out, or “wait” before getting out of the car, and learning to walk nicely on a leash. He knows sit, go lay down, come, off, quiet and leave it. Some of the commands need reinforcing as he doesn’t always want to listen, but knows the command. He also enjoys the attention working on learning them. He would greatly benefit by going to dog training classes with an adoptive home.
He is a very friendly dog to people, and with some dogs he can get overly excited. He will go on the alert when a dog walks by him and bark, but when called to come (when in the fenced yard), or told to stop he immediately responds. All in all, Simba is a very well-behaved dog.
This is a dog that will melt your heart! He needs a home that will care for him properly and give him the life he deserves. You couldn’t ask for more from such a sweet dog!