Kylo – Adoption Pending!!!
born ~June 2017
Meet Kylo! Kylo is just under a year old and he’s what we like to call a Pocket Pitty. At just under 25lbs he may get at little larger but not much. With as shy as he was, it’s amazing how far this little guy has come.
When Kylo was in the shelter he was super scared and didn’t want to say hi to anyone, regardless of how many treats or how nice they may seem. Luke, another ACR pup (and Kylo’s brother), was Kylo’s little protector – anytime a stranger approached, Luke made sure his brother was safe. Now that they’ve been in a safe, stable, and loving foster home, he’s come out of his shell and is proving to have just as much of a love for life as his brother!
With as young as he is, it’s surprising that Kylo is already housebroken and crate trained. He is currently co-kenneled with his brother so there may be a learning curve in a new home (unless you adopt them both!). When Foster Dad grabs a treat to get the boys in their crate, Kylo twirls in circles super excitedly, bumping into walls and tables since he is so graceful… When it comes time to go potty, he’ll either sit by the door or pace with his tail tucked to let you know he needs to go out. At night he keeps the crate clean with no problems at all.
Meeting new dogs can be a little scary but Kylo is getting better and better at it! At first he is a little shy and timid and prefers to hide behind Foster Dad until he feels comfortable. Once he does venture out, he’s typically got Luke at his side. Once he makes friends, his playful side comes out and he wrestles around with his new buddy. Structured introductions are not necessary but it’s important that Kylo has another doggy companion in his home to help him acclimate. Going to the dog parks is a great way to expel some of his energy, he just needs that boost of confidence/guidance from a 4-legged companion he can trust.
Meeting new people and experiencing new things is a bit scary for Kylo as he is very submissive and unaware of the ‘normal’ things in this world. He gets very licky and kissy to new people and other dogs. Loud noises startle him and the vacuum is probably one of the scariest things. Ever. Thankfully he just retreats, so no vacuums have been hurt in his fear. Since Kylo is still a puppy, he does what you might expect puppies to do – play and play and play, take a power nap, then play and play and play again. Raising a puppy can be tough, but as long as you are willing to put the time into it, it can be so rewarding to see the little man (dog…) you helped to mold. Regular play sessions or walks would be sufficient to keep Kylo in check, and keeping dog toys and chew toys around is a must as he is still a puppy and likes to chew!
With another dog in the home and some time to build his confidence, Kylo will be the perfect new addition to any family!
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