Calm, yet firm, dog savvy woman who will let me know I’m not in charge
Good with dogs in my home
GREAT with cats who like to play
LeRue here and I’m just going to give it to you straight. I am a very active 10-pound male Maltipoo. The people who surrendered me said I’m around 11 years old but I neither look or act like I am, I’m super active and bright-eyed. I am a one woman man… well, umm… dog. I’m looking for my one and only woman who wants to be the center of my universe that I can lavish my attention and affection on. I take a while to warm up to new people. I’m fine with other dogs in the house and I absolutely love the cat in my foster home, we play all the time. I like to vocalize my emotions, so I bark more than the average dog, my foster people are still working on that.
About me, I was found in the rain, in the road and the kind people that picked me up looked for my people. They found them! Sadly, they didn’t want me back. According to them, I only lived with them for about a year and that before them, I lived with their neighbor for about 10 years. Not sure what happened to my first family. Anyway, that’s how I ended up in my foster home with SBRET. My foster people are amazed at how high energy I am if I am truly an 11 year old dog!
I was very angry when I came to my foster home. I had completely lost my trust in people. I wouldn’t let anyone near me, especially men. My foster people have worked very hard with me so that I am not super-reactive any more and I tolerate men now. The SBRET lady who watches me when my foster people go out of town says she has noticed how much progress I have made too!
My foster mom and dad have discovered that I’m super food motivated! So, every time someone new comes walking in or we meet someone when we’re out and about on the town, they are given treats to feed me. I’m going to need someone with the patience and understanding to continue my training with new people. I don’t like people grabbing at me or surprising me, for this reason, I can not be in a home with children.
I am potty trained and walk on a leash. I enjoy going on walks and have no problem walking with other dogs. I do react to bigger dogs though. My foster parents take me to the SBRET walk at The Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus almost every week. I really enjoy walking! They also take me on 2-3 mile walks regularly. This really helps to work off my energy.
My foster parents tried to keep me in a crate at night and when they left, but I wasn’t having it! I just barked and barked so now I sleep downstairs on the sofa with my foster siblings at night and am fine out with the other dogs whenever the people leave the house. I have a habit that if a dog starts barking, I run and bark in their face and am pretty obnoxious about it, which could be a problem for some dogs.
I LOVE playing with the kitty in the house! He is a lot of fun and we run around and wrestle with each other every day. So, I hope to find a home with a playful kitty.
I really hope to find my new lady who will be patient with me and let me start my new life with her. I promise that once I trust her and fall in love with her, she will be the center of my universe and I will lavish her with kisses and happy wiggles!
Fun fact! Everyday, when my foster mom rolls out her yoga mat, I immediately do a down dog on it. She tells me I’m adorable!
I’ve had a dental, been neutered, microchipped and am up to date on all my vaccines and preventives. My adoption fee is $100. Are you the lady I get to put on a pedestal?