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Oxford's is a 2-year-old male mix with such a sweet and unique face! He is very friendly to all people, including kids. Unfortunately, Oxford has had an awful past and is covered in scars from being attacked by other dogs. We don't venture to guess his circumstances but we do know, as a result and to no fault of his own, that he is very fearful of and, as a result can be aggressive, towards other dogs. Because he is such a sweet and loving dog, we would really like to find him a good home - one that has no other animals. We are currently working on positive introductions with other dogs (see foster update below). He is truly a wonderful dog... playful, affectionate, eager to please, and house-trained! He really deserves a loving home. He will make you so happy, he deserves it after all he has been through!
Foster Update 10/4: He is amazing and ridiculously smart, and so eager-to-please. He has learned his sit command using just a hand signal. He has learned to wait for his food. He is only allo wed to eat on the "okay" command. He also knows "shake" verbally and by hand sign. He has started to learn to sit up like a rabbit. It's too cute and funny. He knows "go outside" and "go pee". He loves to go on runs, we even go past other dogs and he keeps his eyes focused on me when I say his name. He knows to walk on the left side and has even begun to heel on a loose leash. He has had the chance to meet new dogs (both on leash with well behaved dogs) and has done very well. As soon as his tail comes down we walk away and keep moving. His confidence and trust in us is obviously quite high. He is afraid of cats - i nsterested but afraid - and he is obsessed with squirrels (he will tree them and bay). He does not like the lawn people with their loud machines and he barks at them from inside. But have had other people in the yard without him being able to greet them first and he doesn't care. He is a counter sweeper if you leave any form of a food item out but as long as the counter is clear he leaves it alone. He does listen to sit down if he starts that behavior - and then leaves it alone. He is learning fetch as well and has started to bring his toys back. Tennis balls he loves if you play keep away and toss it back and forth with someone. He has started to toss his own toys around and chase them. He mimics emotions\/tone so well. If you're calm he is calm; if you're excitable he is excitable. It's really sweet and special! He would make someone such an amazing dog!!
Adoption Info: Oxford's adoption fee is $300. This includes his neuter, transport from California, up to date on all vaccinations, microchipping, health certificate, and behavioral assessment.
If you are interested in Oxford, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!