Say hi to Hayes! Hayes is a happy, smiley boy once he feels comfortable—but it does take him some time to get there. An experienced adopter who lives outside the city and has another dog is the dream for this handsome man!
Big fan of: Getting pets and scratches from his human friends! Hayes can be shy when meeting new people, but once Hayes considers you a friend you’re sure to be BFFs for life. When he wants to be loved on, Hayes can usually be found climbing into your lap and looking up at you with the biggest, goofiest grin! There may only be two things he loves just as much as he loves his people—hot dogs and plush toys! From snack time to play time, Hayes is quite a happy pup when he’s got at least one of the two in his mouth.
Working on: Overcoming his fears! Hayes came to us from a home with many other dogs where he likely didn’t get outside. He also doesn’t have much experience with new people, places or things. Because of this, Hayes tends to be fearful when walking outdoors, experiencing new things or meeting strangers. He’s come a long way while in the shelter, but there’s definitely still some work to do. So, his new humans should be ready, willing and excited to help him continue making progress! In the shelter, Hayes has also gotten to spend some time with his siblings and enjoys being around them, but when he sees other dog while on leash he tends to stare, whine, pull or spin. For this—and the other behaviors mentioned above—training would go a long way, and our Behavior team is happy to provide recommendations on what would help Hayes the most!
Dream home: Hayes would do best with an adopter who has some experience with fearful dogs and lives in a home with teens and up. His new home must be in a non-urban environment and have another friendly, social dog who can help show Hayes the ropes—and if there’s a backyard for them to share, even better! If you’d like to adopt Hayes, please fill out our Dog Adoption Survey!