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Louie

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About

Breed

Border Collie, Mixed Breed (Medium), Pit Bull Terrier

Age

2 Years

Gender

Male

Size

Large (> 40 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Unknown

Spayed/Neutered

No

Current on Vaccines

Unknown

Specialized Care

  • Behavior Concerns

Location

Matthews, NC

Biography

Louie is the most affectionate dog I've ever got the pleasure of meeting. He gives love like a human does - ie he wants to put his arms around you and hug like people do. He will sit on your lap if you let him.
He is a very high energy pup that is also a couch potato snuggle bug. There is no in between with him. When he gets enough physical and mental exercise, he defaults to snuggle bug as his dominant temperament, but he is easily excitable and would be a great hiking partner or adventure buddy.
He is a social butterfly, but I don't think he was properly socialized and gets overly excited when he sees new people and pets (or even people or pets he knows and sees regularly cause him to go a little bonkers). He is not at all aggressive and wants to be everyone's friend, but he can annoy older or more laid back dogs, but once they put him in his place he usually leaves them alone. I'm not sure how he does with cats but I interpret his excitement around cats to be less of a friendly excitement and more a manifestation of his prey drive, so tread lightly.
He isn't bothered by fireworks or noises and doesn't even bark at people when they pull into the driveway. He does do single short barks to get attention and he does a weird people talking impersonation that is hilarious but he shouldn't be an issue if you have neighbors with one caveat.
He does not like being alone. He seems to have "isolation distress" rather than separation anxiety because he does okay with a sitter or at least some other soul with him. If he's left alone he will be very destructive regardless of how much enrichment and exercise he's been getting. He is crate trained but I have to keep him in his crate when I leave for work or else he will destroy my house, and I live alone. Being crated for 40 hours each week is not fair to this socially driven pup and I cannot afford to put him in daycare or hire a sitter or walker every day.

Louie would do best in a home where he rarely has to be alone. The behavior problems he has are not due to aggression but rather seem to be the result of hyperarousal. He's very smart and would probably excel if working with a professional trainer.

I don't know anything about his past as someone found him and could not find the owner or keep him and were going to let him loose in the woods so I took him. I had him scanned for a chip at a vets office (not chipped) and the staff there estimated he was about a year old at the time.

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