Sex: Male (Neutered)
Weight: 66 lbs
Our boy Arctic is a glacier in dog form! When you look at him you notice his stunning, snowy-white coat and larger (70 lb) size. As with glaciers, though, what you don’t see is biggest and most important part – his huge and loving heart! This is one special boy for sure.
Arctic’s foster parents are new to the whole fostering thing, and they’re convinced that Arctic’s goal in life is to make them believe that fostering dogs is as easy as pie – because with him, it is! Arctic lives with a preschool-aged child, a small dog, and a cat, and loves everyone. However, Arctic’s big size and puppy-like personality means he has to be supervised with the little ones – otherwise, it’s far too easy for him to inadvertently run them over!
Arctic has settled right into his foster home and seems to have learned some manners at some point. He knew sit right away, and picked up on lay quickly. He is learning to sit and wait before going through doors, and he knows he isn’t allowed on the furniture. He doesn’t mind being in his crate for some quiet time; he goes in willingly and sometimes even has to be called out. Besides being kennel trained, Arctic is also completely house trained; has not had any accidents in his foster family’s house.
Arctic is that wonderful combo of old soul and puppy heart. He can laze around half the day, and the other half of the day he wants to PLAY! Sometimes his play energy can go a bit exuberant. Life is nothing but fun for a big overjoyed boy like Arctic. Working on good manners has been a quick teach with this bright child thus far.
When Arctic gets to have playtime, he loves a good game of tug of war! He enjoys fetch – he’s really good at the go getting part, but not so great at the bringing back part. He likes to keep his space neat and will “tidy up” by putting any dog toys lying on the ground in his kennel. He will sometimes try to sneak a shoe or two into his kennel, too – not to chew on them, but just to hoard them. The good news is this good-natured boy doesn’t mind when you remove his “treasures” from his kennel to put them back where they belong.
Arctic isn’t the biggest fan of baths, and with his size, it can be a two-person job – one to hold him in the tub and one to scrub him down. Practice makes perfect, though, and we hope that with more experience Arctic will learn to accept baths and stop trying to escape the tub! Arctic has taken well to wearing the gentle leader. Walking will be an enjoyment once Arctic has his leash manners mastered with his head collar!
Arctic continues to make progress on his manners and commands and has thoroughly stolen his foster family’s hearts with his loving and goofy personality. Arctic would be a wonderful addition to any family willing to give him love – so why not give this young man a chance today?
ARCTIC HAS A SPONSOR!
GOOD SAMARITAN: Jordan & Eric Tunge