After a less than ideal start in life on the streets of Chula Vista, Titan came into our home a little over a month ago as a scared, shut down, under socialized puppy. A month later, he is starting to grow into himself and learn more about what being a dog is like.
Titan feels most comfortable with another dog, and would greatly benefit from a stable, older doggie mentor in the home to show him the ropes. He has been learning from my female and doing a great job. Another good, adult dog will be key in Titan’s continued success.
Titan is a quiet boy, happy to relax and sleep most of the day. He views his crate as his safe space and uses it often. He loves canine friends to play with, but can be vocal and standoff-ish at first introduction due to his insecure nature. He’s very curious and always interested in finding and collecting new dog toys to keep in his crate!
Titan has had very few accidents in the house, and has learned to stand by the door to indicate he’d like to go out. He is very food motivated and has learned that coming back to the humans when called will result in a yummy treat. He’s overall still reserved and shy with people, especially when they are standing up, but he has made progress. He’s now content to relax on the couch or bed with us and our other dog and is much more accepting of pets and human contact. He has started to approach for attention and has given a few cautious kisses.
Titan would do best in a quieter home, without young children, that will be patient with his acclimation to daily life. Someone with dog or breed experience would be best. He is a sensitive boy who is naturally skittish, so he’ll need a gentle hand that understands he’s still got a lot to learn and be exposed to. He is so sweet and handsome, and will make such a good dog for the owner/family with the right knowledge.
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out our online application first. Contact us via email at info@coastalK9gsr.org. The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $400. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.