When asked to describe Quincy, our staff said he’s “a super soft, cuddly guy with a baby face and long, cat-like tail.” That’s quite the description, and it’s quite accurate! A lovebug who can be a little nervous around new people, Quincy wants nothing more than a family who’s ready to take him home—and he’s hoping that that family may be yours!
Big fan of: Snoozing! According to our direct care team, Quincy can more often than not be found in dreamland, sleeping peacefully in his kennel—he’s “likely a couch potato,” they say, and we bet he’d take kindly to any couch or comfy chair in his new home! When he’s awake, one of Quincy’s favorite things to do is go for walks and smell the roses—literally! “Sniffing all the smells is one of his favorite pastimes,” our Behavior team reports, “and he likes to walk right next to you and lean into your legs.” And, Quincy is sure to lean into you when you sit with him, too. This big guy can be a little nervous around people he doesn’t know, but once you’re friends you’re sure to be friends for life. Quincy always greets his buddies with a tail wag and butt wiggles and is happy to soak up all your affection. And, he doesn’t limit his love to just people! Quincy does well with most similarly sized dogs, too.
Working on: His confidence! Our Behavior team thinks that Quincy may not have had enough exposure to new people and experiences during his critical socialization period as a young pup—so now, Quincy tends to be nervous around new people and unfamiliar things. However, during his stay at the shelter he’s gained a lot of confidence and has made lots of friends! Quincy is also working on remembering to keep his excitement in check since he sometimes jumps, mouths or grabs at the leash when really excited. Having his own quiet space and lots of enrichment items—and maybe a little training, too—would go a long way for all of the above behaviors!
Dream home: Quincy is looking for an adopter who understands that going to a new home with new people can be a little scary—and that that’s okay! His adopter should be ready, willing and able to let Quincy take things at his own pace and would ideally have some experience with fearful dogs. They should also know that Quincy has a few medical quirks, like chronic ear infections, hip dysplasia and arthritis—but don’t worry, he’s still a happy boy and currently isn’t on any special diets or medications! And when thinking about kids in the home, those ages eight and up would be perfect. If you’d like to adopt Quincy, please fill out our Dog Adoption Survey!