Age: approximately 1 year
Breed: Spaniel mix
Requirements: fenced in yard, confident dog friend
Meet Pete - a beautifully handsome red headed, amber-eyed male Spaniel mix (possibly some Brittany Spaniel). Pete came to SBRET very shy and skittish but a sweeter dog would be hard to find. He will need a home with someone willing to continue working with him on socialization. He may have had some bad experiences with people and he can be nervous about sudden movements and being approached from above. But get down on his level and he comes in for love!
Pete is very good with other dogs and actually needs a nice, playful dog in his forever home to help him become a more confident dog. In other words, he needs a dog mentor. He does best with dogs who encourage him to play but also give him space if he needs it. With other confident dogs he has gone on a hike and even gone downtown. He did great on both adventures!
Pete has not had any inside potty accidents, he sleeps well in a crate at night or a bed by yours (he does want to be in the same room with you, or in bed with you!). Basically, if he is near you, he is happy 💕. He is a little shyer around men but, once he gets to know you, he will come to you for attention. He needs time, patience, calm attention, and kindness.
A safe fenced yard is mandatory for Pete. He would also love someone who would take him for walks or hikes, and he prefers someone home a lot. It would be helpful if the people in his forever home have some experience with shy dogs. Older calm children would be fine.
It is hard not to fall in love with this wonderful dog. He is loving, very sweet, responds well to kindness. Pete has been neutered, he is up to date on all his vaccinations, and he is on heartworm and flea preventative. His adoption fee is $175.