Looking for your new valentine? Search no further! My name is Cupid and I am 100% That Guy. Gentle, super smart, playful, and did I mention handsome? I'm also pretty modest, tbh, but my foster mom said I'm supposed to brag on my dating, uhhh, I mean my adoption profile. So here goes nothing!
I'm only about a year old, which in my opinion is the perfect age -- mature enough to have outgrown my foolish puppy days, but young enough to still have plenty of pep in my step for whatever adventures await us! I think I'm a husky/shepherd/heeler mix, and I probably won't get much bigger than I currently am (a svelte and athletic 50 lbs). I've been told my best features are my expressive eyes and my unique fur coloring. What can I say... I am as Dog made me!
I love a good belly rub, exploring the great outdoors, and RUNNING. I would make an incredible trail running buddy. Oh, and I LOVE the snow! My foster mom won't take me running on the icy sidewalks because she says she'll "fall and break her neck," which sounds like a lazy excuse if you ask me. I would be thrilled to join an active, outdoorsy family! But trust me, after I get some energy out, I can be a total couch potato, too.
I grew up on the Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota. They say rez dogs are the best dogs, and I’m inclined to agree! I get along great with most other dogs that I've met, because on the rez my friends and I had to work together to survive. I feel like my best self when I'm with my pack, and getting plenty of social time with other dogs is important to me. I’m also really great with people of all ages, including kids. I’m very gentle and easygoing, and I think I'd do just fine living with kids as long as they respect my space when I'm eating or playing with my favorite chew toys! I've had a lot of food insecurity in my short life, so I'm still learning that I don't need to worry about getting enough to eat. I wouldn't be a good match for a home with cats, since I have what my foster mom calls a “crazy high prey drive” and would definitely chase kitties and probably try to eat them! Sorry :( I'm just used to having to hunt down my own meals, ya know?
I am 99.9999% potty trained, and although I don't love being crated when my humans are away, I am a perfect angel when left alone in a baby-gated room. I love my humans so much, and get the silliest butt wiggles when they come home from work! Occasionally when I'm at home alone, I sing the song of my husky people to let the world know how much I miss you. My foster mom says I'm definitely not the LOUDEST dog, but might not be the best fit for a home with shared walls, just in case your neighbors don't appreciate my beautiful vocal stylings. I also have a LOT to say when I play with my foster dog siblings! That's just how I communicate... "words of affirmation" is definitely one of my love languages.
Do I sound like your perfect match? I promise I'm even better in person than on paper. Let's meet and see if the sparks fly!
Cupid is from one of our local reservation partners. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.
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