51706 – Forest

6-12 months
Male
40 pounds
Heartworm status n/a
Available as of 6/9
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Update 6/10: Forest and Ash were tested today off-leash with other dogs for just a basic assessment, and they did really great! Ash was very playful and outgoing, and Forest wanted to play but lacked the confidence Ash has. Either of these dogs would be great for someone looking to add another dog sibling to the family!

Update 6/5: When you see Forest and Ash in an interaction pen, you see two playful puppies making the most of every minute of their playtime. No longer afraid (read the bottom paragraph), they walk on leashes, enjoy pets and treats, and have even discovered toys. Ash was first to find a toy and run with it. Forest chased his brother and then gave playing with one of his own a try. I’m so happy this boys have conquered their fears and are finding out how fun the life of a pup can be. Now, they just need new homes where they can continue to learn and will always be loved!

Update 5/29: Forest and Ash are making progress! We took them to one of the large interaction pens in the back, and they had a great time frolicking and playing in the grass. They also started coming to us for pets and treats. I was surprised that it was Forest, who’s usually the shyer one, that was my little shadow today. They’re both sweet dogs, and to top it off, while they were carried TO the interaction pen, they were both ready to walk on leashes BACK to their kennel. It’s great to see them doing so much better than when they first arrived!

Forest and Ash are brothers that share a kennel at the ACCAC. They are two young puppies that were brought to the shelter after animal control removed them from a home where they were being kept outside in small crates, along with 6 other dogs. Both puppies are very scared at the shelter. I sat with them in the kennel for a while feeding them treats. Forest eventually let me pet him but would scamper away anytime I tried to put a leash on him. He was not as willing to trust me as Ash was. That is okay though because by the looks at the cuts along his face and legs, I could tell humans haven’t been very kind to him. My heart shattered every time I went to go pet Forest because he would flinch in response as I bent down. Forest is scared right now, but I think he has potential to make a great dog. He needs a wonderful, understanding home to show him how great life can be outside of a cage.