Ozzy is a gentle and friendly pup. He is 1.5 years old and neutered. He loves other dogs and is very sweet with strangers and children. He does not bark, barely sheds, has almost no smell and is not destructive and spends most of the day napping or chilling out. He is very chill with people coming and going from the house and is not at all reactive on leash. We are looking for a new home for him because we do not have enough time/attention to properly take care of him. He has had dog walkers and sitters, but prefers to be home with his people at home. He is very kind but also a bit aloof and independent which is apparently common for his breed which specializes in hunting rabbits in packs. He is house broken and crate and leash trained. His recall is not great as he prefers to roam around sniffing to staying with his human. He has also had some anxiety in the car (loud whining) – this issue has largely resolved for us but it never resolved for his dog walker. He is difficult to train for obedience or recall because he is not very focused on humans, but definitely improves when we put in the time. Overall he is a ridiculously cute and easy going without any serious issues. We are committed to finding him the great home (ideally with another dog) he deserves. His shots are all current and he even has a health insurance policy we got him as a puppy.
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.