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Carino

Adoptable
Profile Information/tell us more about this pet Meet Cariño!  His name means “dear one” in Spanish, and he lives up to this every day.  Cariño loves attention and to let you know he’s happy, he makes content little noises when he’s being petted or getting a belly rub.  Cariño is an affectionate dog who loves people and wants to be close to his humans. As soon as he meets someone new, he moves in for all the pets.  While he does great with his foster dog siblings, he would also thrive as an only dog in a home.

Our home is the first house he has ever lived in, and he is adapting well.  He sleeps in a crate at night, and doesn’t make a peep until he’s let out in the morning. Cariño does not guard his food and will share toys. When he’s not playing with toys or his foster dog sister, he can usually be found snoozing  He is generally quiet in the house, except when someone comes to the door, and he lets them know there’s a guard dog on duty. Therefore, attached housing wouldn’t be recommended for this guy.

Cariño loves to go for walks, and sees them as a great opportunity for exercise and lots of new things to sniff.  The first snowfall was a bit of a shock to this Mexi-pup, but he’s already adapted and still wants to go for a walk, even in the cold! He is learning leash manners slowly and will continue to need some guidance from his adopters to be his best self on leash, especially when meeting other dogs.  Cariño also knows his name and will likely be easily taught recall if he is eventually allowed to go off leash.

Cariño is approximately 4 years old, just under 40 pounds, and his shiny black fur is complemented by beige shading on his legs and feet, and soft brown eyes.

Pets location (City) Calgary
Dog’s Name Cariño
Breed Guess Mix
Health? Neutered
Healthy/appears healthy
Cariño is recovering well from heartworm
Approximate age 3-6 years
Approximate Weight Cariño is about 38 pounds
Energy Level? Enjoys playing with toys
Couch Potato
Moderately Active-Requires a good daily walk
Easily Settles, relaxes
Needs training/management
Exuberant/Boisterious
Cariño is a little bit of everything! Exuberant to see you and go for a walk, relatively mellow in the house
Socialization Sweet and social
How does this animal behave around men? Loves men
How does this animal behave around women? Loves women
How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply: Recommended for kids 10+
Cariño hasn’t really been around children, but he loves all people
How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply: Yes, has lived with dogs
Lives with dogs but needs guidance
Enjoys playing with other dogs
Shown reactivity meeting other dogs
Can be around other dogs with management and proper introductions
This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply: Has not been around other animals
Low prey drive
He is interested in bunnies and birds, but more curious than anything
How does this animal behave around strange dogs or other animals? Check all that apply: Check all that aply Cariño hasn’t been off leash but he does bark at other dogs when he sees them.  He is cautious but friendly if they approach.
DOGS: How does this dog behave around OTHER DOGS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply: Lets the other dog take it.
Posture is relaxed, no muscles tensed.
Seems very carefree and unconcerned about holding onto food or toys when other dogs are around.
DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply: Lets you take it.
Posture is relaxed, no muscles tensed.
Seems very carefree and unconcerned about holding onto food or toys.
How does this animal behave around cats? Cariño hasn’t met any cats in the home
Feeding Requirements? No special requirements
Leash/Collar training? Already wearing a collar and used to it
Learning about walks and loving it
Pulls a little on leash
Working on developing better skills on leash
Reactive to other dogs on leash
Being left alone? Does OK loose
He is also fine to be crated
House training? Crate trained
Solidly housebroken, will bark or pace or scratch door to go outside
Can hold it overnight
Fences? Needs a fence at least 4 feet high
Car rides? Needs help to get into car but likes to ride
Seems unsure of getting into car
Sleeps during car rides
Cariño is a little anxious at first but settles down
Nail trimming? The vet trimmed his nails for us and said he was a good boy!

 

Introducing Cariño…
Cariño comes from Puerto Escondido, Mexico. In early December 2020, he was one
of 17 dogs rescued from a terrible overcrowding/abuse situation.

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