The Orlando Police found Geno and his companions wandering the streets. If you want a buddy to take for walks in a downtown setting or to an outdoor restaurant, this might be the guy for you. He would love for his adopter to include him in social outings. Bikes and people running past him did not phase him in the least. He was walked side-by-side with a volunteer's Staffordshire Bull Terrier and they were great together. Geno was adopted but the person had to bring him back, because he became too overprotective of her and would not let the other dog come near the owner. He played fine with the other dog in the backyard, and here at the shelter, he goes out to play. So we know he *likes* other dogs, but he might have to be the only one in your home.
UPDATE FROM FOSTER MOM: Leash- Loves to walk and run. He starts off excited but is easily corrected. He does not go after anything he sees on the walk. He minds his own business. He is very strong but after he recognizes you are stronger he is not a problem.
Quirks- He loves to spoon at night time and he snores. He loves to be with people.
Barking- He only barks if someone is at the door. Very well behaved, no nonsense barking
Tricks- He know how to sit and give paw. He loves to play fetch.
Cats/Dogs- He does not bother the cats. They sleep right next to him on the bed. He welcomes the new fosters without an issue. He gets along with my dogs and does not bother the puppies.
Crate- Geno has the run of the house. He does not get in any trouble. He is completely house trained and has not had an accident here. I have not had him crated here. Car rides- He is a great passenger in the car. Loves to go for rides.
My son loves Geno he is a great dog.
The Terrier is a good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and affectionate family pet, which is good with children and adults. Almost always obedient, it is always eager to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of vitality. They are highly protective of their owners and the owner's property. It is usually very friendly, but has an uncanny ability to know when it needs to protect and when everything is okay. Excellent with children in the family, they have a high pain tolerance and will happily put up with rough child play. As with any breed, they should not be left alone with unfamiliar children. Used as all around working farm dogs, they were referred to as "the poor mans horse". They are strong and generally weigh between 40 and 70 lbs. They have a life expectancy of about 12 - 14 years.
More about Geno the Terrier Mix
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids
Our dogs and cats love to sleep on Kuranda beds. We love them, too - sturdy and long lasting, they provide comfort to our pets for years! But we do not have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed or tower at discounted price, please click here!
Other Pictures of Geno the Terrier Mix (click to see larger version):
Currently we do not know if Geno the Terrier Mix will be able to attend the event, WEEKLY ADOPTION EVENT on Saturday, April 26th, 2014.