Balto has been around several other dogs, both big and small, and would do fine with any furry siblings or friends. He often follows other dogs around the house or walks in line with them, enjoying his “pack’s” company. Balto enjoys playing with other dogs but hasn’t shown any interest in playing with any dog toys or balls over the past couple of months. He is eager to please and always ready to listen to his foster parents when asked to come, sit, shake, or be gentle. While in foster care, Balto was able to spend time around several children, and he was gentle and calm with them as well. He has not been tested with any cats or other animals.

Balto was taken into the rescue from a local Texas shelter and has been going though Heartworm treatment over the last several months. When first taken into his foster home, he showed a strong desire for routine. While his need for a strict routine has faded, he would likely still enjoy a home that offers some kind of routine in schedules, as he is easily distracted by events occurring out of order (ie. Disruption during dinner time).

Balto does appear to have some traits that are in line with a Husky. He can be stubborn when being asked to do something he doesn’t want to (ie. Bath time!), but will simply resist or push his weight in the opposite direction of the tub. Balto will also grumble-talk when doing various actions, such as lying down, mid-stretch, etc. He is also still working on pulling when going on walks, although he does stop pulling after a few minutes into the walk.

Balto is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, has been treated for Heartworms, and is current on Heartworm and flea prevention. He is being fostered in the Fort Worth area and is available for adoption in Texas and some areas of Oklahoma only. If chosen for adoption, you must be able to travel to Fort Worth within 7 days of application approval.

Stats: 3 years old, male

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Adoption Fee: $275

* Another friendly companion dog in the home required.

* Willing to continue training leash manners.

Balto is a 3-year-old, 46 lb, medium-low energy pup, believed to be an Aussie/Husky mix. If your 2022 resolution includes a super social buddy ready for outings, a walk around the neighborhood, and cuddles on the couch, Balto is your guy! There is nothing Balto enjoys more than visiting with people, walks, and cuddle time with his family. If someone is willing to give him a back scratch or belly rub, they have made an instant friend. In fact, when people are coming over, he is quick to greet any visitor at the door with a happy, friendly attitude and no barking.

Balto is quick to settle on long car rides and is a great travel buddy who is ready to explore the world with his family. He would probably thoroughly enjoy being a social companion at outdoor cafes, breweries, etc. At home, he is content sleeping in bed with his family or in his crate at night. Balto is truly a happy go lucky guy, ready for a family to love on him constantly and spend lots of time cuddling.