Adonis is a long haired husky that came to us from New Mexico. He is a very energetic, quiet, and sweet boy that loves long walks and running around in our yard. He plays fetch, knows all his commands, responds well to positive verbal and treat reinforcement, and is very affectionate with people he knows.
Adonis needs his space at first with anything new be it a place, person, another dog, or things happening around him. Giving him the time and space to become comfortable with the person or situation helps and eventually he comes around and will investigate and warm up to you. Once he knows a person is ok to trust then the rest is easy, and you see his true personality come out when his barriers come down. When Adonis was exposed to a couple volunteers in the past without this time and space, he did bite them out of fear or being defensive. He has not bitten anyone, shown aggression, or possession issues to those that he has a relationship with and trusts.
Adonis, we feel would be a good fit for a quiet home with a large fenced in yard for him to explore, or with an active owner that will take him for long walks. He has shown to be fine with kids 10 years of age or older from walks with a volunteer family that has spent time with him. He may be ok with another dog as well, given he has not shown aggressive behaviors towards other dogs in the rescue.
The key with Adonis as mentioned is trust, as he has built that with volunteers we see more of the sweet, playful dog that we know he is. If someone is willing to provide him a low stress home and consistency in working with him, he will be a loyal companion for years to come.
This dog requires an adopter to come out to the rescue three times in order to build up trust and form a bond with this dog before going home. Please talk to your adoption coordinator regarding the behaviors we have been working with this particular dog and the training techniques we have seen improvement with. We will also need the name and number of the trainer you plan on using before they will go home.