Jimmy Neutron: A genius kid always inventing new gadgets to solve new problems. His inventions often cause trouble and it is up to him and his friends to stop them
This sweet gentleman was found as a stray and brought to the city pound where he struggled big time due to the loud and stressful environment. His ordeal won the heart of the staff who pleaded for his rescue. His background remains a mystery but our guess is that he was a house companion at some point and greatly misses having a family.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 1-3 yr
Color: White with patches
Jimmy is healthy but suffers from shelter anxiety. He's perfectly behaved and content when in a room by himself or with the volunteers, whom he adores, but struggles when kenneled next to a bunch of barking dogs. Shelter stress overwhelms him so we are currently giving him a mild sedative to help him cope with his situation.
We would love a foster home for this sweet boy to prevent long term sheltering to take its toll on him.
UPDATE: We moved Jimmy in a room instead of a kennel and he is doing much better. In fact, he is well behaved in the room and not destructive. There's an open crate and he has the choice to go in or lay on a dog bed. He still craves human companionship but is less stressed-out away from the kennel area.
Tall and dandy. Cutest face. Adorable tan patch above his eye. He's a real sweetheart who's physical appearance compliment his inner charm.
Struggling at the shelter but improving. MPR's shelter is not as stressful as the city pound so we can tell he is relieved to be with us. That said, he's obviously heartbroken and seems to long his lost family. We're doing our very, very best to cheer him up and he is slowly resigning himself to have to wait until someone picks him. Hopefully it wont take too long. We dont want to see him lose hope and deteriorate.
He's a sweetheart and very people-oriented. Super smart too, obedient and eager to please. Jimmy is outgoing and well behaved and easy to handle. Just a tinny bit sensitive but nothing that affects his good nature and charm.
His level of energy is right in the middle but with the cold weather these days, we spend more time cuddling on the couch than running outside. We have a feeling Jimmy will turn out to be a great combination for couch-cuddler and ball player.
Behavior with people:
Very friendly and comfortable with everyone. He likes to lay next to you on the couch and chew his nylabone quietly. He seems at ease with new faces and people of all ages and sizes.
Jimmy is a follower also. The kind of dog that will stick right by you where ever you are in the house. No more lonely trips to the bathrooms, lol!
Behavior with children:
Unknown. He is a little sensitive and we prefer a home with adults or with respectful kids old enough to read a dogs' body language, understand canine communication signals and give Jimmy the time and space he needs.
Behavior with other dogs:
Jimmy is a people-dog. We will not rule out a home with a compatible female for him but he would certainly thrive as an only pet.
He wasn't fond of the dogs in the kennels next to him before we moved him but doesn't have a strong reaction to them. He just wants to be with people. We think he's the type who doesn't need or even want another doggy-friend to be happy but he doesn't go out of his way to start trouble either.
Behavior with other animals:
He's very sharp and he loves to show his tricks. Bet he'd love to learn even more. He seems crated trained. He also understands the concept of going outside to potty. He does better with a routine and consistency. He is not destructive of his bedding and hasn't chewed anything other than his toys.
Smarts and charm! He's a cool gentleman dog and has that "best pal forever" quality. He's a champ at making people fall for him. He is very dedicated and loyal.
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