Rex is a bouncy, happy boy! He loves to play, has a lot of energy and is always excited to see people.
We don’t know a lot about Rex’s history, but he did spend much of his life tethered and didn’t have the greatest start. While in our care we have noticed quite a bit of anxiety in Rex which we have been managing with medication. This may be something persistent for him, though it may change once he has settled into a loving home with a reliable routine. Rex will do best in a home without children.
He shows a lot of excitement when he sees other canines and has met a few while in our care. He does well with them, but can be quite in-your-face in his interactions, as he hasn’t had much experience. Some dogs are not big fans of this, so we think would be best off as the only dog or go to a home with a very well-balanced canine.
Rex is food motivated and is a smart boy who learns things very quickly. He would thrive under positive reinforcement training and is ready to learn all the ins and outs of basic dog manners. High value toys and treats will be key to helping guide this boy into his new life.
Rex loves to play ball and carry his stuffies around. He does really well with enrichment toys that revolve around food.
Rex just wants to be with his people and lean on you for love and attention. He is happy to spend his days following you around or exploring in the yard. He has been very good for us during his stay with the BCSPCA and is sure to be grateful to be in a loving home at last. He just needs someone who’s willing to give him his shot at being the best he can be!
If Rex sounds like the right match, apply online today, or contact the Parksville & Qualicum Beach SPCA directly for more information:
Phone: (250) 248-3811
Address: 1565 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3, Canada
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- Days in care: 134
- Approximate age: 5 years old
- Pet Type: Dog
- Breed: Husky / German Shepherd
- Colour: Sable
- Weight: 43.8 kg
- Sex: Male
- Location: BC SPCA Parksville-Qualicum Beach, Parksville B.C.
- Animal ID: 564228
- Spay or neuter surgery is included with the adoption of all dogs, cats and rabbits.
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