Hopper came to us as a stray, he spent the month of July lurking around in the woods outside of Matthews and sneaking cat food from peoples porches. The second he was no longer on the run and in survival mode, he was the absolute sweetest boy!
He lives for his person. He wants to be everywhere you are. He loves to snuggle and follows you all over the house like a little shadow. That’s a pretty common trait in Heelers.
Hopper loves everyone he’s met so far here. Especially the little boy in his foster home who is 7 but very dog savvy. So far kids are his favorite people! He loves to run around with his human foster brother while he plays and just be with his boy.
after several trial adoptions we have come to learn that even though Hopper adores his foster dad, he is not a fan of men. He gets extremely protective of the women and children in his life and it is very hard for him to accept men. We have also come to learn he does not like people coming in the house unannounced. Hopper doesn't bite but he barks and tries to intimidate people he views as a threat. He just wants to keep his humans safe.
He can live with some cats, he chases scardy cats but ignores confident cats that aren’t scared of dogs.
He’s done fine with other dogs in his foster home and even goes to doggy daycare. He is a Heeler and tries to herd other dogs sometimes depending on the dog. Some dogs he loves to play with. Some dogs he completely ignores. He’s a little on the dominant side with some male dogs and a highly reactive dog would not be a good fit for him.
He knows a few basic commands. He is potty trained to a dog door. He is crate trained but he barks in his crate some. He can also be left alone out of a crate without issues. When it is time to “go to bed” or go to his crate, he runs right in with no issues. He will bark and whine if he needs to potty while he’s in his crate. He also barks when it’s let out time (mornings, first getting home)
He enjoys playing with toys and will play fetch.
He goes to the door when he needs to potty if the doggy door is locked.
He’s all around a super good boy!
He does jump up sometimes when he is excited as he just wants attention all the time.
He will bark at the door when someone knocks or even walks in, but minds when told to settle.
He’s not a super high energy dog like many Heelers. Hes happy to go on adventures but fine lounging around watching tv too.
He rides great in the car.
He is seriously such a good boy but does have some of the Heeler tendencies. For that we will be requiring Heeler experienced dog owners only no exceptions. We want his next home to stick!
He is fully vetted
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