Age: 2 years
Energy Level: High
Overall Drive: Moderate
Location: Concord, CA
Dempsy wants to adventure with you! This bubbly boy would be the type of human who would vlog about living in his van as he cruises across continents! But as a dog, he certainly does NOT want to live in a van even if he loves riding in them– it couldn’t contain his energy!
Dempsy is a loving and sweet boy with lots of energy! So much that he will often jump over furniture rather than walk around them and he bounces off the walls, literally! His favorite ways to spend his energy are fishing with his foster parent, swimming, and hiking. He will also chase toys, but is not consistently retrieving them. With strangers, he has been curious but isn’t overzealous. Upon meeting other dogs, he loves them but he can get overstimulated and sometimes fixates on a single dog. This bouncy pup is crate-trained(although he will eat his bed if you leave) and house-trained. He also knows the commands “inside”, “wait”, and is working on his sit and “relax”. His bad habits mostly come from his high energy level and lack of training growing up; so he doesn’t understand he’s a bit too welcoming when he jumps up for a hug and that parkour is not appropriate indoors.
This lively dude would do well in an active and spacious home, especially one that truly adventures as his foster believes he’d be a great dog for backpacking! He would appreciate another energetic sibling to be best buds with, but he can make do without. Dempsy has also done well with his foster’s young children, but he may do better going to a home where his humans are less occupied by the chaos of the small ones so they can focus on his continued training!
West Coast adoptions only, HOWEVER, if application is strong we may consider placement in other Western US states.
Must have previous or current, Husky experience OR other high drive working breed experience. Have no children under the age of 12 years old OR have extensive experience with children and high drive dogs.
Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview.
Adoption Donation: $500.00
Transport along Interstate 5 (Bakersfield, CA to Bellingham, WA) is available but cost not included in adoption fee.
For all inquiries, please fill out our adoption application first, as the volunteer answering emails is probably not the coordinator for the specific foster home/dog.