Zephyr, now Jasper #3256
My name is Zephyr (#3256) and I’m searching for my new forever home. When I first came to the US, I was very timid and nervous around people. Over the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable but am still getting the hang of things. I’m told that I’m the sweetest boy my foster family has met. I’m in need of a loving home!
I have a small face that looks like a Golden, a long body like a Corgi, and the softest white fur you’ll ever pet! I’m just under 30 lbs. but I’m trying to put on some more weight as the Vet said I need to bulk up a little bit.
I get along great with my foster sister – I have no territorial issues with food, toys, etc. as we’re both very submissive. I’ve met other dogs that I also really like, but I do get scared if dogs (or people) approach me suddenly. I’m still working on my confidence! I haven’t met a cat yet, but I think that I would like those too if they keep their distance.
I would love a home where someone is home most of the day. Although I don’t misbehave when I’m home alone, it’s clear that I like company because I tend to follow my people from room to room. I don’t know how to fetch and haven’t quite gotten the hang of toys yet, but sometimes I like cuddling or chewing on stuffy toys. Don’t worry, I haven’t chewed on anything else! I love walks – if I could go on a long walk every day, I would be a very happy guy! I’m great on leash and don’t pull.
I’m fairly low energy and love lounging around with my foster family. As long as I get walked and enough attention and pets, I don’t need much else.
Now a word from my foster mom: Zephyr is a wonderfully sweet and affectionate dog. He does not have a ton of energy – he doesn’t need to run or exercise hard every day, but does need a 30 minute walk or so each day in order to sleep through the night. I think that he would do well with a house that has another dog, especially another mellow dog. He’s fairly mild-mannered, so it would be easy for him to be “pushed around” by a stronger personality. He does not seem to enjoy kibble very much, so a perfect family would be open to being more creative with different stews and cooking some of his food. While this will likely improve over time, he does get nervous with abrupt movement, so small children would not be ideal.
I’ve brought him to work and he does a great job of relaxing on his bed. He’s extremely well-behaved. It’s been fun to see his little personality come out over the past few weeks – he now does a cute hop with excitement when we come home, loves to cuddle and be pet, and sounds like he’s talking whenever he yawns!
Zephyr was adopted on December 5, 2019