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Name: Bolt
Rescue ID: 19472
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Cattle Dog / Mixed (short coat)
Sex: Male (neutered)
Current Size: 58.8 Pounds
General Potential Size: Large
Current Age: 4 Years 6 Months (best estimate)
Activity Level: Moderately Active
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: No
Good with Kids: Yes
Housetrained: Yes

Bolt, overall, is a chill guy who loves to cuddle and will be a great companion. Bolt loves to lay next to you or on you, and cuddle. He rolls over to have his tummy pet and snuggles under your arm. A “no dogs on the furniture rule” will not likely work for this guy. He wants to snuggle on the couch and will jump in bed if allowed, he also sleeps nicely on the dog bed if asked to. He seems to be a dog that bonds quickly to one person (usually female) and tends to become their shadow. Bolt’s a sweetie and is ready to meet his forever family.

Bolt’s well trained and has a nice balance of playfulness and quiet time. He walks, sits, stays, comes and is potty trained. He knows “no” and will stay away/stop doing whatever is asked. He likes going for rides in the car – easy to travel with. Bolt rarely barks, really just when playing outside. Bolt has a zest for life. He has a “bowling ball” that he brought with him and absolutely loves. It’s a hard plastic ball that he herds around the yard, spinning around the yard pushing the ball. He will do this for hours if given the chance. He also likes to fetch toys and will just carry them around. Bolt likes to go on walks, and long walks if you like, and would probably enjoy running. He really prances down the road. Bolt can walk very nicely and at other times be distracted. He likes to see what’s going on and everything smells so good, and he likes to stay away from some people. While he doesn’t pull, Bolt might not always walk in a straight line. This is the one area he could have more training if it’s important to you. Bolt is also happy to just take a break, he lays on a dog bed next to his foster parent while they work online all day. Did you say “Couch”? He’s also quite comfortable chilling on the couch.

For all his fabulous qualities, Bolt took a little time to adjust to his foster family and will need some care in introductions to other dogs and people. Three weeks in and he’s comfortable and is overall well-mannered and behaved. When he first arrived, he was timid/scared of new people and the resident dog and cat, and he stayed away/cowered. As he adjusted, he became territorial of his food and when in small spaces with the resident dog. He chased their cat. Now he really likes being around the resident dog, they’re buddies.

Bolt feels safe when with his person and a great way to introduce him to people, or dogs, is to have him on a leash, even in the house. When someone new comes to the door he is put on a leash and takes a minute to meet them. Then he’s fine to be on his own and goes back to being his cuddly self. He just enjoyed a sleepover birthday party at his foster family’s home. Their young man turned 15 years old, and Bolt met 7 teenagers at the door and was a good boy. One of the teens wanted to adopt him though his mom said no. Bolt just seems like he’s had a lot of change and is nervous, his foster family has seen him become so much more comfortable in just a few weeks. They suspect he won’t need as much support once he has a forever family though he runs a little anxious and it’s good to be cautious. He should be given time to adjust to new things. He’s not a good candidate for dog parks or other communal dog areas, though he does now really like his dog roommate.  

Bolt will do best in a relaxed household without small kids or other cats to chase.He would likely do well with another dog in the family, once introduced. After all he is a herding breed, those natural instincts can sometimes be difficult to manage in a busy house.



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Currently we do not know if Bolt will be able to attend the event, Puppy Yoga! on Saturday, December 17th, 2022.

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