Stats: 1 year old, male
Location: North Dallas, TX
Adoption Fee: $275
No kids under 12 years old
Private fenced yard
Confident, outgoing playmate
Kodiak (Kodi) is a 1 year old standard Aussie who weighs 56 lbs. He is a medium energy Aussie who is looking for an active owner to enjoy life with! He’s a very affectionate boy who thinks he is a small lap dog. Seriously, personal space is nonexistent with him, so he would love an adopter looking for a cuddle buddy. He is still learning how to trust strangers, but once you’re friends, you’re friends for life. He gets along with all dogs and would benefit from a confident friendly dog in the home to look to.
Kodi has gone through 2 total hip replacements and a broken femur repair. Due to this, he is not able to ever play sports such as agility or disc and can’t do anything too crazy, but he is still an overly playful overgrown puppy. Because of his hips not being secure in sockets for the first 8 months of his life, the ligaments in his hocks are loose. The orthopedic surgeon hopes this will eventually fix itself, but there is no guarantee. He has braces that help his hocks stay stable when on walks or out to exercise. He is also on a prescription joint supplement that costs approximately $60 every 2 months. He will also need an annual X-ray recheck with an orthopedic surgeon. The good news is, he was given special non-cement implants that should never need to be replaced.
Kodi is housebroken and crate trained, but can be trusted out in the home. Though he is a true Velcro dog and would love someone that is home more often. He walks well on leash, responds quickly to his commands, and is good off leash. He is well behaved out public and enjoys going out for hikes and playtime. He is a total fish and is obsessed with swimming as well. He loves wrestling and playing tug with other dogs. He really acts like a goofball young puppy in a bear sized body. He also does well with cats. He will play with them if they want, or ignore them if they aren’t into it.
He does take a bit to warm up to strangers and gets uncomfortable when new people get in his face. He is all bark no bite though. As soon as someone new starts giving him treats he makes friends fast. He has made a ton of improvements in this aspect, but still has a ways to go. He does follow the lead on his foster siblings and would benefit from another dog to learn from.
Due to his hesitation with strangers, dog parks may not be ideal which is why we are requiring a private yard. This is also why he may not be great in a home with kids and their friends running in and out. He is also very mouthy and treats your arms and fingers like a pacifier (he really is a big baby), which is not ideal for children.
Kodi is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, Heartworm negative and on monthly Heartworm prevention.
Kodi is being fostered in the North Dallas area and will require the adopter to travel to him.