Fritz is a young adult dog, probably an ACD mix, who was found locked in a crate in an abandoned apartment. He is looking for a home with owner(s) who will train and care for him.
About Fritz (a courtesy listing in Skokie IL)
- Status: Available for Adoption
- Species: Dog
- General Color: White with Black
- Color: White/Black / Patches
- Current Size: 60 Pounds
- Current Age: 2 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
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May 31 update:
Hello again, I am still working with Fritz--and he is still available at C.A.R.E., a shelter located at Main and Gross Point in Skokie, Il. If he does jump or mouth, at this point he will stop when verbally corrected. He enjoys running after bouncy type toys and will bring them back (or at least very near) to you. He is able to settle and lie down when I am talking to people, something not all shelter dogs can do. He is an interesting fellow. A couple of videos of him yesterday. Robin Cember, CPDT-KA
I have an Aussie Shepherd (mix?) here at CARE. He is an excellent manipulator of his environment especially when it comes to finding out how to get food. Or how to open a door, or probably anything that he puts his mind to do. He looks to me to be a "worker bee" One of those that thrives in a work situation. Yes, he does have some quirks, but I think that they are work out-able, He came to us seemingly not liking to be "pet". He turns and "mouths". I have worked with this before, so am pretty confident that it is a habit that can be faded away. It may have come from someone playing that "wonderful" puppy game of "let's see if you can get your mouth on my hand"? It does not seem to be attached to any kind of scenario where he is frustrated about something. When he is working, he is "spot on". When left to himself, he is in his environment looking to find whatever there is to find. I can see him as being an asset to Search and Rescue It is difficult to find people who are able to be 2 steps ahead of him. I do like Fritz. He is people friendly.
Fritz is a friendly, spunky fellow, full of life and energy and zoom. He says "I'm ready to work with you -- come on, let's go chase some balls, or herd some animals, or learn agility tricks!"
Fritz is so excited by his new life that he can sometimes be mouthy, but he responds well to corrections, says his foster mom. Treats? Yes please!! He will work for treats, any time, anywhere. He could be the star of Obedience classes. People who meet him admire the raccoon mask over his eyes, his speckly white-and-black coat and his always wagging, plumy tail. Fritz's attitude is "Life's an adventure-- I'm ready! Are you?"
Fritz would do best with someone with Cattle Dog or Herding Dog experience. A fenced yard is recommended.
Children: older (due to Fritz's energy and strength)
Dogs: Selective, he likes some dogs better than others