Meet Luke, who is brother to Zuke, both of which came from a “backyard breeder” surrender. Like his brother, Luke is only 4 months old and neutered. Unlike his brother, however, Luke is very shy around new people. He lets Zuke check everything out before he ventures a sniff. He barks when he’s not sure what to do, even if it’s coming up to his foster family. He’s learning quickly what it means to be loved and cared for, though! He gives great kisses and loves to run like the wind when he’s called and leaps onto the unsuspecting family member’s lap.
Luke is housetrained in his crate, but is still learning how to go to the door that goes outside. With consistency and practice, he’ll do just fine in this department. He sleeps just fine in his crate, but also loves to fall asleep next to his foster family on the couch. He’s very nervous about being held too closely, so for now he likes to decide how snuggly he gets. In time, since he’s a Brussels Griffon, he’ll be on a lap in no time.
Luke will need a family who is committed to helping him get through his shyness. He startles easily and is given to hiding if there is too much commotion. Approaching Luke takes slow movements and quiet talking to him before he’s ready to give in and come over. He gets along fine with the kids and other dogs in his foster home, but he barks wildly at the cats, not quite knowing what to do about them. He would do well with another dog to show him the ropes in his new home.
As shy as he is, Luke is very sweet and playful, loves to romp and run with his brother and foster sister who is also a Griffon. He is learning to like toys and loves his little treats. With time and patience, Luke will be an outstanding addition to his furever family.
Luke is being fostered in Marion, OH. He’s up to date on vaccinations and he takes heart worm preventative.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.
November 4, 2012
Luke has been Adopted!
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