Breed: Catahoula Mix
Age: 2-3 years +/- Neutered Male
Weight: 58 pounds
Dogs: Would be best as only dog
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Hi, I'm Marius. First thing you should know is I love being outside. The entire world is fascinating, and I want to sniff every corner of it. I love hiking and going for long walks in new places. When I see something I like, I am VERY determined to get there, though I'm working on having more self-control.
At the moment, I don't mind walking on a gentle leader, only occasionally giving a tug to smell something. This skill hasn't quite transferred over to a flat collar yet. True to breed, moving objects get all of my attention when I'm outside. I am reactive to bikes, skateboards, squirrels, really any fast moving objects, and, while I'm working on it, I would need someone to help continue to show me a better way to handle myself.
Inside, I am a completely different dog. I can be relatively content laying on the couch, or at your feet, as long as you're nearby. Sometimes I'm quite snuggly, putting my head in your lap as we lay on the couch, but other times I can be aloof. Occasionally when I'm in the mood, I enjoy chasing squeaky balls around the house. I also like using my nose indoors. I play "find it" for treats, and I would enjoy doing nosework as a way to pass time. I'm pretty smart and can learn tricks quickly if you give me food that I REALLY like, however I get frustrated and bored if I'm unsure what you want me to do. I am housebroken and know my basic obedience commands (Sit, Down, Stay/"Wait", Come) however they could be proofed a bit more, as I forget some of them when I'm excited. I will sleep in my crate and consider it to be a comfy place, as long as the door is open. With a little coaxing, I'm sure I could learn to adjust to having the door closed for longer periods. The biggest thing is I need help learning that it's okay to be alone sometimes. I need someone to show me how to be calm and have fun on my own when I can't be with my human.
When it comes to others, I would probably do best as an only dog for now. I am reactive on leash to other dogs. Although I've been working on controlling my reactions, I need someone to continuously and consistently show me the best way to behave. While I haven't been tested with cats, it might be best to avoid them, as my prey drive is pretty strong. I could probably do okay with teenaged children, however small children are just too active for me. Other humans, I'm relatively neutral towards on first meeting, however when I find someone I like, I get excited to see them!
I'm looking for an experienced and dedicated owner who will help me to become the best version of myself that I can! It would be best if this person also had some land or a large yard I could burn my energy off in without being exposed to some of my triggers!
If you are interested in fostering Marius, please email email@example.com and request an application. Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted via email or phone by one of our volunteers.
If you are interested in adopting Marius, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application. Once your application has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted via email or phone by one of our volunteers. After your application is approved, the foster parent for the dog you have selected will contact you to answer any questions you may have and determine if that dog is a good match for your family.
If you have no particular dog in mind, we will be happy to keep your application on file and notify you if the right dog should come into rescue. Catahoula Rescue of New England is an all-volunteer group. Dogs in our program are fostered by volunteers. The foster homes care for our dogs as if they were their own. All dogs have received vaccinations appropriate to age and are spayed or neutered.
Marius’ adoption donation is $350 which includes Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella, fecal test, heartworm test when appropriate and is on preventative, microchip, and neuter. We do not have a physical shelter, all of our dogs are fostered in individual foster homes across the New England and Canada.