My name is Vito (#3164). I arrived in the US from China on Valentine’s Day. My foster family says I am a bundle of love, affection and puppy energy. I am a very sweet boy without any aggressive tendencies, but I occasionally forget my manners when I’m very excited and I become mouthy and jumpy. With some time-outs in my crate, patience and training, I am working through this behavior, but it’s hard work. My fosters think my energy level would make it difficult for me to be in a home with small children, but a doggy sibling or two would be a good way to keep me busy and engaged.
I love feeding time and treats, but I’m not greedy about it. I have gotten used to sleeping in a crate. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love going in, but will if there’s a treat involved. Once inside, I am quiet and content with a toy or a bone. I do well for a few hours in my crate while my humans are at work but would really thrive with less crate time. I’d prefer to live with a work-at-home adult or an older teenager who gets home from school early. I am housetrained, but should let you know you’ll need to take me out every two or three hours in case I get really busy and forget myself.
I love to go on walks, and do great in my new harness. I hope you won’t mind giving me plenty of time to make new friends while we’re out. I am VERY social and like to make friends with every dog I pass.
I love to go on car rides with my humans, especially if we end up where I can take them for a walk and introduce them to my new dog friends!
As a puppy, I am still a work in progress, but with your patient, firm guidance, I think I will make a fantastic loving addition to your family. Try me?
Vito is being fostered in Portland, OR.
Adoption fee: $1,200 plus $35 microchip fee