This big love bug has a heart even bigger than his oversized body. And he’s looking for a loving home that will give him as much affection as he’s capable of giving. Shek is still just a pup, insatiably inquisitive and learning quickly every day how to behave like the adult-size version of what he’s capable of being. He just needs someone to patiently and consistently show him the ropes in a nurturing environment with the room to explore, romp and play.
Shek has mastered a number of commands and he’s quick to respond to correction when his exuberant curiosity gets the best of him. “Out of the kitchen.” “Off the couch.” Obediently, your wish is his command.
He rarely barks, even at the delivery man. And when he does, he’s just saying a hello, especially when meeting a new four-legged neighbor on his walk. Not an aggressive bone in this big boy’s body. He loves, loves, loves other dogs. But sometimes his friendly enthusiasm can be a little too much for others. when he finally calms down, he’s every dog’s best friend. He walks great on a leash with the help of a specialized, humane collar that gently reminds him not to pull.
Besides his big noggin, athletic physique and beautiful white coat, one thing you’ll notice is a growth on his left front elbow, most likely from laying on hard surfaces most of his life. But doc says with a soft bed and some time, it will likely naturally dissipate.
Like most pups, Shek loves to chew. So a bone or antler is never far from reach. At home, he’s independent and content to be alone, often entertaining himself by tossing a ball in the air and fetching it. Just watch your shoes and be sure to baby proof the house.
My Ideal Home
We feel that Shek’s new home needs to be calm, have another PLAYFUL dog, a BIG yard, and dog-savvy humans willing to continue his training. His new family should be experienced with large dogs AND working with positive motivation training techniques. He likes kids, and we would consider older kids in his home, as long as everyone is on board to follow the rules of non-engagement until Shek clearly knows the boundaries.
It is important his new family use the crate appropriately – after play and exercise, for feeding, for sleeping, when you leave him alone in the house. His crate is a safe and calming place, not a punishment. This is a tool in modifying his easily excitable self.
Want to Adopt me?
Please email Shekel’s Rep at email@example.com. Include whether or not you have had your home interview with SCGRRescue, and information that we can contact you to talk further. Shekel’s adoption fee is $800