A little birdie told us that Blue Jay wants a new home! Described as, “an endearing mix of goofy enthusiasm and cautious curiosity,” by an ASPCA staff member—who also added in, “I love everything about him!”—Blue Jay is a handsome man with quite the zest for life. He’s loving, funny and a little bit all over the place, and he’s ready to get out of the Adoption Center and into a new family!
Big fan of: Pretending he’s a lap dog! Although Blue Jay weighs in at a solid 63 pounds, that doesn’t stop him from trying to cuddle. According to another staff member who knows Blue Jay well, this pup, “loves to try to flop into your lap,” like he’s a teeny tiny pup! But, Blue Jay has much more on his agenda than snuggle time. A highly active, energetic dude, Blue Jay is always up for playtime! Offer Blue Jay a toy and this guy can go for hours. Whether he’s chasing a ball you’ve thrown, tugging on a rope or whipping a plushy back and forth, Blue Jay is definitely the type of dog who can have fun with anything! After playtime is over, Blue Jay is always happy to go for a nice, long sniffy walk where he can stretch his legs and burn off some calories.
Working on: Reigning his feelings in! On one end of the spectrum Blue Jay tends to be a little anxious, and on the other end he tends to be very, very happy—almost too happy! In his previous home Blue Jay wasn’t a big fan of being left alone, and while we don’t have a ton of details as to what this looked like, it could include behaviors like getting into things that aren’t his and barking and whining. But when Blue Jay gets excited, he gets super excited! In the shelter, Blue Jay has jumped up on and mouthed people during playtime and when having his walking equipment put on—and he’s tugged on the leash when he really wants to get outside, too. But Blue Jay is very polite on leash once he’s actually outside and loves smelling all the good smells while softly meandering along! And, he’s reported to be housetrained, so who can blame him for wanting to get outside so badly? For any and all of the behaviors mentioned above, our team is ready to provide lots of tips and tricks—we want to see him succeed as much as you do!
Dream home: Blue Jay would love a person who can continue to work with him! For Blue Jay, an adopter who can give him lots of enriching experiences, provide a little more training and avoid leaving him alone for long periods of time when he first comes home is key. Because Blue Jay has skin allergies, his new humans should also be willing to continue his current medications and follow up with a veterinarian to come up with a long-term plan. Teens and other dogs are a-okay with this dude, but no cats, please! If you love Blue Jay as much as we do, please complete our Dog Adoption Survey.