by Helen Hartel
Harvey is a 1½ -year-old German Shepherd mix. Sadly, because he still has the temperament of an older puppy, he was turned in by his owners for having too much energy. He was also kept outdoors, occasionally indoors, without much attention given to him, so he went untrained.
Upon arrival, everything startled Harvey–toys, noises and other dogs. Luckily, the shelter volunteers have been working with him on his manners, and he is settling in and getting used to the routine. They believe that there are patient adopters around who know how to love, accept and train younger dogs. With his good looks, it’s just a matter of time before his forever family comes walking through the shelter door and recognizes his potential to be the best dog ever.
Here are some things you should know about Harvey:
- He has a very sweet personality.
- He tries very hard to please his people.
- His owner reported that he was playful with children.
- He walks well on leash.
- He plays well with the other shelter dogs to which he has been introduced.
- He is good in the car.
- He is a high-energy dog that needs continued training.
Technically, Harvey is still in the puppy stage of development and needs someone who has the time, love and devotion to train him. He is a smart boy and appears eager to learn anything and everything people teach him. He is very treat motivated and will be successful with the generous use of them.
Keep in mind that as he continues to mature and fill out, he will need daily exercise. He could make a great running, jogging or hiking partner, but someone that enjoys walking will also fulfill his exercise needs. If you are just going to put him in the backyard, please don’t adopt him, but if you will integrate him into your life and home, ask to meet him now. Isn’t it time to get your adoption on? Harvey is ready to go!
To adopt Harvey, request A4921228. The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov