Age: 13 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Koda, Kodie Bear, Large
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Loves people, but his world revolves around people that throw toys and tennis balls for him. He also loves sunbathing. I don't think he understands that white hair doesn't tan.
He gets scared of thunder, brooms, hoses, large branches (reminders to us that his past was not always happy). Kodie also has an inner hunter, one which believes squirrels and birds need to be annihilated.
Tennis Balls, frisbess, and his plush toys. All day long he either has a ball or a toy in his mouth. He doesn't like tug of war, or keep away. Kodie just wants to fetch all day long.
His perscription diet (Fingers crossed that he won't ever need surgery again for lodged bladder stones!)
He loves the park and beach.
He knows sit, lay down, downstay, shake, watch, and boundary.
Kodie has been with our family since June '08. I found him in a small shelter I was volunteering at, while in under grad. in California, where he came in as a stray showing incred. obvious signs of neglect, and poss. even abuse. Surprisingly though he was neutered, microchipped, and had a collar without tags on. I met him one evening, and then on a whim decision decided to put a pre-adoption hold on him the next day. He was emotionally completely shut down, and not eating. I waited anxiously for over a week to find out if his owners would come or call; they never did, thankfully. The staff worked hard to find his owner but since the microchip was outdated, and they were hung up on, it wasn't successful. I took him home a week and half later.
After an operation, many veterinary treatments, and some much needed groceries, he is now happy and healthy. We do know that Kodie was born into a hoarders home (who later had all their animals taken away), and that his first family treated him well. After that, we know he went through at least three homes, but we have no idea why. We are incredibly thankful to his first family though. I am certain that good beginning got him through the neglectful homes with out nearly as many problems as he could have had. Even with that good base, the first six months after adoption Kodie was a quiet dog, with very little personality of desire for interaction with people. I believe he had just emotionally shut down as a defense mechanism.
Little by little Kodie came out of his shell, and learned how to trust again. He trusted Toby first, and since Toby trusted us and is a VERY secure little guy, Kodie began to trust us. Now Kodie loves to be loved. It was an amazing experience watching this boy go from the lowest point, to where he is now. He is the ultimate family dog now, and greets every stranger with a tail wag!
Kodie is more perfect then words in regards to temperament and behavior. I could not have asked for a better out come to the spur of the moment decision at the shelter to put my name on him. Kodie and Toby are versatile dogs who are happy anywhere as long as they are with family. When I moved to the east coast for graduate school, the boys took the bi-yearly cross country plane rides in stride, and now they are settled as completely east coast dogs. Some people seem surprised that our family went through the trouble of bringing them back and forth for two years, but the boys are a part of our family, and that says it all.
U have no toy to throw? Ill get you one!
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