a neutered male elkhound mix about 2 years
old. He has been in foster with 2
elkhound females and a cat and done well
with them. Simon met a 6 yr old child
and was very afraid of her. Where ever
she was, he would make the largest possible
detour to avoid her. Fortunately, he likes
his crate as a refuge zone and immediately
made for it whenever he saw her. If she
approached the crate (even a room away), he
would bark and cower and shake with fear. He needs
an adult only home where he can overcome
whatever scared him in his past. When
he first came in to rescue, he tested
positive for Erlichia, which has been
treated. Below is the description from
his foster mom:
Simon is a small elkie mix, about 18 inches
tall, weighing under 40 lbs. He is
mostly brown and black with a bobbed tail.
Even if his tail is short, he has the
happiest wag of any dog I’ve met!
He loves gentle strokes, chin scratches,
playing with toys, and just chewing on bones
or antlers. He is very polite about
asking to go out, does a “happy dance” for
his dinner (see
He has a sensitive tummy so he gets lots of
pumpkin to soothe it [when he gets his
preventatives or medication]. He
passed meeting my friends [adults]
with flying colors, very gentle, not afraid
when they arrived. He responds to
verbal correction and seems to know more
than he shows for his estimated age of 2
years. He is comfortable in a crate,
walks well on a leash although he's not
crazy about any halters, collars or leashes.
Once he's hooked up, he's fine. He is
hesitant about getting in cars but rides
well once he’s in a car. He would love
to sleep on a bed with his people, or lay on
a couch with his friends. He is
attentive around food but hasn’t shown any
food related aggression towards humans or
dogs. He is not food motivated to
train for behaviors, but that may be a trust
issue that is resolved with time.
If you would like a wonderful, happy sweet
boy, please consider having Simon join your
family. He will be glad to be with you
and show you his engaging grin and play bow.
to submit an application to adopt and
mention Simon when you do. He'd love
to meet you!
7/30/2017) entered rescue with his
younger female companion, Nadia (see
below) as a result of their owner
experiencing health issues. Max is
neutered, heartworm negative, and up to
date on all vaccinations. As is
expected for their age, they are very
bonded and cue on each other. They
are high energy and sweet as can be.
They love cuddling with their humans.
They play together wildly, wrestling and
chasing, but have good boundaries with
each other. Neither appears to
have resource guarding issues, and a
favorite game is playing chase with
their toys. Both will benefit from
more training and socialization with
both dogs and humans.
walks, and can be very busy on the lead, but
after a bit, redirects and settles down.
Firm control of the lead is necessary since
recall is a foreign subject to him. If
he gets loose, he will run with abandon.
He is all energy and forward in personality.
A fenced yard is a must. When playing
with Nadia in full chase mode, he may forget
humans are not part of the game and get
mouthy or jump all over them. He still
is in the ankle-nipping, shoe-chasing stage
when his human moves fast although that is
improving. Max does not chew household
objects or furniture and loves to play
soccer with a rubber Kong ball. He
tends to learn more quickly when not
distracted by other dogs. He knows sit
and shake and loves to get your attention
when he is sitting pretty. He also
loves tummy rubs.
Max has lived
in a household with cats. The former
owner said Max had an understanding with
their cats that was largely based on them
being able to get somewhere else. He wanted
to chase and play rough.
probably do well as an only dog or with a
female companion. He tends to try to
be the "man" in charge but is starting to
learn that other male dogs might already
have that position. If you think Max
(or Max and Nadia) would be a great addition
to your home, please
to submit an application to adopt.
11/23/2017) entered rescue with her slightly
older male companion, Max, as a result of
their owner experiencing health issues.
She is spayed, heartworm negative and up to
date on vaccinations. As is expected
for their age, they are very bonded and cue
on each other. Nadia is the more
submissive and tentative one. Once she
trusts you, she is a cuddle-bug. She
likes to nap on the couch next to you after
she runs off some of her excess energy.
She and Max play wildly, wrestling and
chasing, but have good boundaries with each
other. Neither appears to have
resource guarding issues, and a favorite
game is playing chase with their toys.
Nadia's favorite is a moose stuffy and she
loves a good tug o’ war. Both she and
Max will benefit from more training and
socialization with both dogs and humans.
said to be good with cats. She doesn't
chew household objects or furniture and
prefers antlers or bones. She does not
like being put on lead and will run from the
lead, but once on and going on a walk is
well-behaved and enjoys the walk. She
has met new people and dogs on lead and was
appropriate. She is very vocal, but
submissive. Firm control on the lead
is needed since she has no idea of recall.
Nadia has a
straightened tail due to old, fused
fractures. She has problems with
anxiety and submission urination. She
is getting better as she learns to trust her
humans and benefits from a strict
housebreaking routine. Early in a new
relationship, she will be very tentative in
approaching, and may bolt. After
developing trust, she becomes your shadow.
Her energetic excitement when you come home
and greet her may result in potty accidents,
but that should improve as she matures.
She is a
kisser and love tummy rubs. She knows
sit and shake. Nadia would probably be
fine if separated from Max although she
would benefit from another, more mature
canine companion. If your home would
be the right one for Nadia (or Nadia and
to fill out
an application to adopt.