This week we’d like to feature a sweet boy named Dexter. Dexter - Oregon Humane Society
Dexter is a staff and volunteer favorite! He’s a very handsome American Pit Bull who is just over 2 years old and weighs 66lbs. Dexter LOVES people. He’s very friendly and is quite the snuggle bug who thinks he’s a lap dog. In fact, he loves people so much that he’d do best in a home where someone is home much of the time. He can get worried when he’s home alone, and for that reason we’re working on crate training with him (you can see this in his video) so he knows that his crate is a safe and comfortable place to be when he’s home alone.
He’s a smart boy who loves playing with people and chew toys and likes going for runs and walks. He pulls a bit on leash but we’ve been working on that and he does much better when he’s walked on a harness. He’s potty trained and lived with children in his previous home.
He also spent some time with a foster family. Here’s what they had to say about him:
‘Dexter is a very friendly and affectionate dog! He is happy to meet everyone who visits my home and handles large groups well. He is fully house-trained and eager to please. He comes when called and knows many commands, including Sit, Down (lie down), Stay, Come, Wait, Shake, Up (to get on furniture) and Off (to get down). He enjoys training and is very food motivated. He will let you know when he is getting frustrated so you can change approach. He loves to go for walks and is learning not to pull on the leash and that remaining calm around pedestrians and other dogs is rewarded! He is easily distracted by moving vehicles and runners, so we try to stay off the arterial streets and cross to avoid people moving quickly. Dexter is very curious and will want to jump into *any* open car door and may try to pull you toward many front entries during your walks. As such, he gets a little overstimulated in parks and other areas with lots of people and animals. He currently gets long, regular walks. I tried running with him once, but he is too fast and too strong for my pacing. He has a lot of energy and will most likely love going to dog parks once his reactivity abates. Dexter wants to be wherever you are and will follow you from room to room. He does not enjoy being left alone. I expect this behavior will fade as he learns to trust that his human will return. Dexter is an excellent cuddle buddy and will curl up next to you whenever possible. He loves getting pets and has never shown any signs of resource guarding. Overall, he's a joy and any home would be lucky to have him.’
Does Dexter seem like he could be the dog for you? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the top of his profile and arrange some time to come on down to Oregon Humane Society to meet him!