Cletus is a very smart little guy who spent entirely too much time in a kennel before coming to NLR. Before arriving in Minnesota Cletus was almost completely shut down, extremely nervous and afraid of nearly everything. He has opened up extremely quickly to show his very happy and loving personality. As a result of spending so much time in the kennel he does have a little stranger danger and can be reactive on a leash when encountering new people and especially new dogs. With time and a little bit of effort he’ll learn that the world isn’t a scary place. In the meantime, he loves his human and will follow them all over the house, gets along with the resident dog and respects the resident cat, mostly. With his David Bowie eyes he’s very much a charmer.
At night he’s happiest in bed with the human and wants to sleep with at least part of his body touching them. He loves chew toys and trying to play, though he doesn’t really understand how wrestling with the resident dog works. Potty training is coming along very well though he still spends the day in his crate while his human is at work; on shorter periods alone he hasn’t had any accidents and so far no destructive tendencies.
Cletus would do great in a home where he gets to go out on lots of activities. He’d be a great running partner or hiking buddy as he loves to explore, but he’s so happy to cuddle up on the couch at the end of the day. Probably best in a home without lots of noises or little kids as he’s still easily startled and with someone who’s willing to continue socializing him to show him how much people love him. Having a confident dog to continue showing him the ropes would also be helpful but not an absolute necessity.
Cletus's adoption fee is $375 which covers his neuter, vaccinations, microchip and any additional medical care he may have needed while in the rescue’s care.
We are a foster based rescue, we do not house dogs at a facility. Age and breed, are NLR's best guess as we often don't know who or what mom and dad are. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website www.northernlakesrescue.org