Jorge arrived at Foothills from one of our local partner shelters after they received a large group of dogs from one home, many in rough shape! Jorge needs a bestie, and his ideal family will be patient, accepting, and graceful in their understanding of where he’s come from and the likely road bumps ahead.
As a dog accustomed to living in a dog dense environment with insufficient care, he is likely used to soiling in his living space and may need some extra support from his new family to unlearn old habits and adopt a more preferred outdoor housetraining routine, or an environment able to accommodate a hygienic indoor option, particularly during the learning process.
One of Jorge’s greatest skills is his ability to be companionable with a variety of other dogs, and joining a multi-dog household where he can fall back on canine friendships as both security blanket and role model may help him settle in most quickly. Friendships with people come less easily to him, and while we anticipate with time that familiar affection will develop, he’s much more likely in new or busy situations to tend towards introversion than the easy flirtations of a social butterfly. At this time, for his comfort, Jorge is available for adoption to families with children over the age of 10.