Email: k.cararaine@gmail.com
Phone number: 5098811201
Pet’s Location: San Francisco
Pet’s Species: Dog
Pet’s Name: Koda
Pet’s Breed: Shepherd/lab mix
Pet’s Color: Brown
Pet’s Weight/Size 27 lbs
Pet’s Age: 3 months
Pet’s Sex: Male
Spayed/neutered: Yes
Microchip: Yes
About the animal:

Koda is a special pup – cuddly, sweet, incredibly smart, AND he knows how to self-settle with a chew after walks and playtime! In just two weeks at home he is potty trained (except when his mom messes up his schedule), crate trained enough to be left alone in the crate for up to 2.5 hours during the day, walks politely on leash, and knows many commands, including sit, down, come, touch, off, drop it, let’s go, wait, watch me, go to jail (his crate), and search (aka ‘find it,’ for helping pass dogs he wants to play with). His recall on the long line is coming along beautifully! We just started puppy class and I can’t wait to see what he can do! He is so eager to please and quick to learn, and he is VERY cheese motivated!

Koda was shy at first when he got home from the shelter, preferring to sit and observe new people and things before approaching curiously. I encourage new human friends to let him do the approaching for a hello to make sure I he’s taking things at his own pace! My puppy sitter has been wonderful at helping me socialize him, and he has met and played well with his kids and their household dogs. He wants to say hello to every bird we pass but is redirectable with “search” (treats thrown on the ground in front of us to keep us moving) and his name.

It breaks my heart to have to find this brilliant snuggly boy a new home, but my adult kitty is very distressed by her new roommate. I live in a small one bedroom apartment with no yard and it’s difficult to keep them separated, especially since Koda is growing quickly into a big boy. While he is extremely excited every time he sees her, he has responded well to my training focusing on settling him and keeping his attention on me. But there just isn’t enough space for the kitty to feel completely at ease.