#9897 Stryker- 9/11 Memorial Dog

Small-size, Male, Adult Terrier,

I’m Stryker! I’m a silly, goofball of a pup looking for a home to call my own. I’m about a year old and 21 pounds. I’m guessed to be a Terrier mix, but with my long body and legs, my foster mom thinks there may be some Italian Greyhound in me.

My foster mom says that I keep her laughing every day with my antics. She says it’s fun to watch me learn how to "be a dog". For example, I still don’t fully understand how to use my limbs and sometimes miss the couch when I try to jump up on it while playing. I find this a little embarrassing, but she loves it, so I try to do it when she’s watching. I also LOOOOOVE my toys. I like to take every single toy out of the toy bin and alternate playing with all of them. I had a rough start in life, so all these toys are a dream come true for a dog like me.

I’m a sweet boy, but I am VERY nervous about humans. My foster family has been working with me to learn confidence, but I am still very much a work in progress. We are taking things slow when it comes to getting used to being touched by humans, but I love treats and will gladly take them out of your hand. I am getting comfortable with my foster mom touching me, but I am still working on getting comfortable with other people petting me and approaching me. Click here to see my rescue journey.

Because of this, I would do best in a patient home without young kids and with another dog to show me the ropes, as well as someone with a fenced-in yard due to my nervousness on leash. I LOVE other dogs and just want to run and play with them! They bring out my goofy, playful side. I am still learning doggy social cues, so sometimes I don't know when other dogs are done playing, and I just want to keep on going. The other dogs in my foster home are helping me learn. Click here to see me in action in the backyard!

I'm still getting used to living in a house, as this is all new to me. Potty training is a work in progress, but I'm catching on quickly!

Do you have a patient, calm household and extra love to give? Are you interested in experiencing how rewarding it can be to help a dog learn what it’s like to be a spoiled pet? If so, I could be the dog for you. Apply today!

Stryker- 9/11 Memorial Dog is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. He is best in a home without small children and is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Stryker- 9/11 Memorial Dog is currently being fostered in Elkridge, MD.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.