Location: PHILLIPSBURG, NJ
Age: 1 years, 9 months
Posted on: 11/27/2023
Posted by: Individual
Gambit urgently needs a foster home
Why is fostering needed?
Hello my family got evicted on Oct 24th, we lived in a hotel until Friday Nov. 24th. I moved in with my mother who has a dog who isn’t really dog friendly. My husband can get help but not with Gambit our 1 year 9 month old Australian Shepherd. I don’t want to surrender him. So I’m looking into every possible I can to keep him safe, but not surrender. He’s at the moment sleeping in the car with my husband. If anyone can help I’d appreciate it. He’s ok with cats, they scare him a little. We had cats and they hissed and bopped him when he got close. He wanted to make friends but they didn’t. We are unsure about dogs. Some dogs he has no problem with and others he hides behind us. He just needs time to get use to them. He’s weary of men and doesn’t like the smell of cigarettes and alcohol. Don’t know what kind of home he had before we got him. Just that the husband didn’t interact with him. He also has separation anxiety, we were told he was crate trained. We haven’t tried to create him. But we were also told he was housebroken, we had to teach him how to tell us when he needed to go out. They just opened the back door and let him out. So while yes that’s being ‘house broken’ I personally think he should have learned how to tell us he needed to go out.
How long is fostering needed for?
A few months
His energy level can be a little high, but he’s timid so it takes time for him to open up. He doesn’t have any medical needs or any dietary. He eats whatever food we give him. It will take him a while to get used to you. He took to me quite fast but my husband it was a few weeks. He’s wary of men and doesn’t like the smell of cigarettes or alcohol. Is housebroken but he will have accidents if we don’t get to him in time. We were told he was crate trained but we haven’t tried to find out. We didn’t have a crate. We honestly don’t know how he does with other dogs. Sometime he ignores him, sometimes he hides from them, and sometimes he will growl or bark. I think it depends on the other dog. Cats he lived with two cats. He’s a little scared of cats, or should I say cautious. The cats used to his and bop him if he got too close.
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