Harley was rescued from the streets in Mexico in bad shape – his coat was thinning and his skin was dry and raw. He was thin. His personality was still very sweet and he loved people, even though we could see he was not feeling well at all. He is about 18-20 months old.
After several months of healing and medication, he was cleared to cross the border and come up to meet a new family in SoCal. Check out his photo of when our Mexico rescue partner found him – how could you not just be amazed at this boy’s recovery and fabulous personality after all he endured?
Most of all Harley is a very loving and cuddly dog – he’s looking for his people to give him that. He follows you everywhere – even to the bathroom! He will sleep with you in bed if you let him. When you’re relaxing he will jump in your lap – so we are looking for a family to allow him to do that. Harley is a super fun and silly dog – maybe a bit mischievous too. His family must have a good sense of humor, be understanding and up for the challenge of a young, smart, active and always-happy puppy.
Harley is in need of some obedience training. He’s so excited and sweet when he greets his people, but does need to learn not to jump, scratch….. or explore the trash can. He has figured out how to open it with his nose, but simply turning the lid toward the wall deters him.
Like most young dogs, Harley is mouthy – to get your attention to play. It’s mainly on the clothing, but sometimes his sharp teeth can catch the skin. For this reason, we prefer kids over 12 yrs.
He is not destructive in the house and is well behaved. He is now fully potty trained (5 days)! Walks well on leash – he is learning how to “heal” and stay on the left. He likes to “explore” and “sniff” everything. No pulling which is amazing. He loves riding in the car and is “self loading”. We tether him in but he does like to sniff out the window.
We did test him at a dog park once and he did well with all the dogs and the people too. While this is not permitted, we want to test. He loves to chase the ball – but prefers keep-away game. Sometimes he will drop the ball infront of you when he’s ready to have you throw it again. He loves to roll and wrestle with big dogs or little. And at the same time, if a dog doesn’t want to play, he will respect the dog’s space. Harley Playing Fetch
We have learned that there are a couple things that Harley does not like: sombreros, boots and bicycles. He will bark and run out of the room and not come back. He will bark and bikes while riding. His new family must have patience and we suggest they immediately hire a Professional Dog Trainer to teach the humans how to behavior modify this fear in Harley. There’s no reason he needs to go through life now being afraid of what bad happened while he was a street dog.
My Ideal Home
Harley is looking for a family that is active and fun-loving and has another playful young dog. Kids over 12 yrs would be great too. We think he would do best with a yard to run in, lots of toys and squeaky ones at that! His family should be willing to hire a trainer to help with Harley’s transition and continued learning.