Originally named “Gus” by the Friends Animal Shelter, details eventually came out as to who he was and why he is so scared of people. You’d be scared too if someone shot you in the head! Scout is here to find serenity and learn trust once again.
Last Updated: Jan. 14
- Arrival date: Jan. 14, 2020
- Breed: Shepherd Mix
- Sex: Male
Puppy, Young Adult, Mature, Senior
- Weight: @ 55 Pounds
- Spayed/Neutered: Unknown
- General Health:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
- Temperament: SCARED!
- Gets Along with:
People, Dogs, Cats
- Crate Trained: No
- Housebroken: No
- Departure date: Undetermined
Scout was part of a “pack” of dogs whose owner let them run loose in the neighborhood. One neighbor took exception to that and shot Scout in the head. He survived — physically — but is so scared of people now he won’t let most people anywhere near him.
Scout’s Progress Summary:
Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.
Dog to Dog Behavior
Dog to People Behavior
House Dog Training
4Health Salmon & Potato recipe, 1½ cups AM, 1¼ cups PM.
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.
Today Scout bade farewell (for a while) to Autumn at Friends Animal Shelter. She was the only staff member able to get inside Scout’s defenses (and his kennel). She accomplished this with her gentle spirit — and bags of Krystal cheeseburgers.
I took her advice and showed up for my first “interview” with Scout with a bag of bribery in tow. It worked, he let me come into his kennel and sit in one corner while he cowered in the opposite corner. But he let me in!
Yesterday Marie bought a box of White Castle cheeseburgers at the grocery store — they’re pretty much the same, right? Maybe not! Today I held out a quarter of a White Castle to Scout, he sniffed it and turned up his nose, “That is NOT a Krystal cheeseburger!” He wanted nothing to do with it — until we got him into the transport box and were on our way to PMFC, then he decided to pick out the meat and cheese, but stomped the bun into paste on the floor of his box.
I guess I’ll be having those White Castles in the fridge for lunch for a few days!
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