The Humane Society of Jefferson County nick-named this guy “Dreadlocks” because of his twisted, knotted fur.
Hopefully he’ll be able to be groomed one day soon and the moniker won’t fit any more.
Last Updated: April 8, 2020
- Arrival date: Feb. 06, 2020
- Breed: Poodle Mix
- Sex: Male
Puppy, Young Adult, Mature, Senior
- Weight: @ 20 Pounds
- Spayed/Neutered: Unknown
- General Health:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
- Temperament: Wants to interact, but cannot be handled.
- Departure date: Undetermined returning to H.S.J.C.
Camden was one of several dogs pulled from a hoarding situation in Green county that ended up at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. He is not at all aggressive but is terrified of being touched, so he cannot be handled — or groomed. He needs a low-stress environment to just chill out and learn to trust.
Camden’s Progress Summary:
Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.
House Dog Training
Kibbles & Bits: (supplied by HSJC as Camdens preferred food), 1 cup twice a day.
In chronological order, newest at the bottom. Some pictures are linked to a more detailed Doggy Tale about that update, click those to open the related story.
Progress notes are listed below, in chronological order, newest at the bottom.
Camden has just arrived, so we don’t know much yet. However he tolerated riding around in a transport box without fussing and crying. I checked on him frequently. During the transport and after being released into his kennel he seemed guardedly interested in Marie and me. Not shrinking away and cowering in a corner. That’s a good place to start with him.
Camden has lost his fear of me to the point he tends to be underfoot a lot while I’m in his room doing “housekeeping”. He will come right up and take bits of cheeseburger (sliders) from my fingers, but won’t let me pet him yet. Working on it … we’re getting there.
Cammie is making some progress with his fearfulness. He won’t quite let me touch him, but he will take treats from my fingers and will come over and sniff my hand.
During this cold, I set up an old transport box that’s missing its door inside the garage/lumber-shed/kennel. It’s on a sheet of Styrofoam to insulate it from the cold concrete slab and held in place against the doorway through the wall with concrete blocks. I draped a blanket over the box leaving the louvers on one side open, put lots of blankets inside it, and set up a propane furnace to blow warm air through the open louvers. That gave him a warm place to go when it got down to 24° at night.
Made some progress with Camden today. He has been willing to come out and be quite close to me any time I’m in his kennel with him, but is leery of my hands. If I reach out to touch him he scampers away. Every day at noon I take him a few hot dog bits. He will take these from me if I pinch them between thumb and fore-finger, but if I lay one on an open palm he stays back. Until today.
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