Hi there! My name is Stryker. I’m thought to be about 1-2 yr. old, Terrier mix., and currently weigh 30lbs.
Although I have had a rough start in life, and I have some quirks, I am a happy boy who likes to spend time inside the house. My quirks are mostly related to anxiety and trust. I am just not sure about people, but I am learning. Because of this learning I take steps forward a lot, but sometimes I have set backs. My set backs are farther and farther apart the more I experience a safe, quiet, understanding home.
I need a home with a fence where I can come in and go outside often, and would do well to have a small canine friend. You can often find me sitting next to my small foster sister keeping watch outside. I prefer to let myself out, but I can work with you letting me out. I do not like noise and prefer a quiet setting sorta far from other people, loud kids, and noises. I do like other dogs, especially ones that are smaller than me. I am a fast runner and love to play chase, and also like my toys.
I am feeling more confident these days, and so when I see my other foster brothers and sisters go for a walk, I want to go. (Click here to see me in action.) I have a crazy system to get my leash on. Basically I like to back up into a corner so no one can come behind me. Then I sit, and let mom put my collar over my head and pet me. That is also when we practice having people touch me.
I have a healthy appetite. I like snacks and will sit sometimes while you give them to me. I know to do my business outside. And I also put myself to bed at night, either in a crate or if you leave the door open I will start out there and be waiting for you in the morning on the couch or bed upstairs.
I am definitely a dog that needs a lot of give, but what I give back in showing that I trust you will warm your heart and make it melt for me!.
💜 Click here to see my rescue journey & to understand more about me...
All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Davidsonville, MD for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Davidsonville.
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.