Stray Aussie mix in Baltimore City needs foster/adopter
Young, unneutered Aussie mix of some sort -- he was rescued as a stray by a well-meaning, but wholly unprepared couple in my neighborhood when they were living in PA. He was used to being able to run, and now they live in the city and they can't keep him in the yard -- he will jump the privacy fence. They tried tying him in the yard with a clothesline of some sort and he still got loose. When he was allowed in the house, it was only in the basement (I'm not sure why... something about the fact that they have chihuahuas that they "paid a lot of money for"... :( ) So this guy had no life to speak of and was constantly getting out and nearly getting hit by cars... so I took him in and am trying to find him a REAL home.
He is *gorgeous* and friendly/loving, but very timid and skittish. He is almost impossible to catch if he gets loose! But he likes people and seems to like just about all other dogs. He is a "project dog" who needs a person to teach him how to be good. He is not housebroken, but is OK with being in a crate.
This guy would be a great farm dog. He does best when he has other dogs to play with, so he can follow their lead. He is undersocialized and really seems to know NOTHING, but he wants to be good and wants to learn. He just needs someone to show him how.
I don't know how he is with cats or kids. He shows no aggression toward humans at all (even when he's terrified), but does show a bit of food aggression toward other dogs.
I have a rescued stray pit bull who is not great with other dogs, so I can't keep this guy long-term. I am happy to get all his vet needs taken care of, though, if someone else is willing to foster him, or adopt him permanently. I've put in a call to an Aussie rescue and am spreading word among my other rescue contacts as well.
He really is a sweetheart and just needs a human to show him what he's supposed to do... anyone have room on their farm for a blonde wonderdog? :)