Habanero – Adopted

Animal's Name: Habanero
Gender: Male
Birthdate: 4/23/2018
Color: Light Brindle
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Heartworm Tested: Yes
Vaccinations Current: Yes
Monthly Heartworm & Flea/Tick Treatment Current: Yes

UPDATE: Habanero has been adopted. Please check our adoptable dogs.

Meet WW Habanero.  A gorgeous 75 lb beige brindle boy who completed 120 races and is now ready for a well-deserved retirement. Habanero is a calm, sweet and quiet guy.  Even the vet remarked what a wonderful, calm dog he is! He is low energy but that doesn’t mean he’s not enthusiastic about certain things…..such as going for walks, meal time, and treats.  He likes to keep a close eye on his foster mom, following her around to help out with, well, everything.

Habanero gets along great with the resident greyhound.  They are figuring out a compromise for the favorite dog bed, though Habanero would be fine with sharing it.  He is not planning on becoming friends with the resident cat.  His reaction to seeing the cat is a lot of barking.  Habanero will do best in a cat-free home.

He loves going for walks and his leash manners are improving.  He may occasionally pull on the leash to check out a particularly interesting smell.  He notices new sights and sounds and is usually nonreactive to them.  He is interested but calm when passing by other dogs of all sizes.  In a prior foster home, he met a golden retriever on a walk and they had a nice face-to-face meeting. He also is interested in chasing squirrels and other small wildlife.

Habanero is generally a quiet guy.  He sleeps through the night with maybe a whimper or two when going to bed.  He wakes up around 7 am with intermittent soft whining.  If ignored, he stops whining and settles back down.  He does well when left alone in the house. He has had a few scary slips on hardwood/laminate/tile floors which makes him tentative about walking on them.  In spite of that, he bravely crosses the living room hardwood flooring to get to the front door and go out for walks.

He prefers sitting to laying down and sits on command to get his food bowl.  He is very good about getting his teeth brushed, seeming to even like it!  Habanero responds well to verbal corrections and pays attention to his person.  He enjoys being loved on, having his ears and face rubbed.  Habanero is more of the sweet pepper variety though his hot, spicy side will probably come out as he settles into retirement in his forever home.

If you are in the market for a sweet pepper pupper, Habanero may be the one for you.  He will be ready for approved adopter visits on or about 8/7/2022.