|Biscuit (Adoption Ambassador)|
Meet Biscuit, a 3 year old Red Heeler mix who is the life of the party! Biscuit was originally found as a stray and turned into a small shelter in rural Kentucky. When he was never reclaimed he was transferred to the Kentucky Humane Society to find his forever home. When Biscuit first arrived, staff noticed he was having a hard time getting settled in the shelter environment and he was enrolled in our Behavior Modification program to learn his manners and to learn how to properly greet strangers. Biscuit spent 3 months in our Behavior Modification program and then was sent to a foster home to continue his education.
Being the bright and drivey Cattle Dog that he is, Biscuit is a pro learner who is motivated by all toys, verbal and physical praise, but most of all food. Biscuit has learned to sit for all good things, a doggy way of "saying please." Whether it be getting ready to be leashed, going outside, being fed breakfast, getting attention from his human friends, or waiting on his doggy friends to come out and play, Biscuit will sit patiently and wait. Biscuit will sometimes get overwhelmed with new experiences and in novel environments. To help him coast through and relax, he has learned to self settle and will lay down calmly then look to his handler for guidance when he is unsure what to do. This not only helps Biscuit calm himself down when he gets overwhelmed but it also lets his handler know that he is uncomfortable and needs some assistance. Biscuit has also shown a mild discomfort with medical handling so we have been working with him to pair the presence of a muzzle with fun things like canned cheese and hot dogs. Biscuit will now comfortably wear the muzzle around the house, out on walks, and when being handled for medical care.
Biscuit truly thrives on structure and has proven to be such a bundle of joy. He is crate trained, walks perfectly on a loose leash, co-exists well with similarly sized dogs and gives the best kisses. From a potentially rough life before KHS to now living in a home, he has truly found his peace. There's nothing that he loves more than a relaxed walk to the park, rolling down a grassy hill on his back, and taking it easy basking in the sun. He has been hiking multiple times and loves to be out in the wilderness where he can sniff at his own pace.
Biscuit will need to be in a home without cats and would love to meet any potential dog siblings. Since he can initially be nervous around new people, he would also love to meet all members of his potential family before going home to ensure it's the right fit. Due to his general nervousness and jumpy, mouthy behaviors, Biscuit would do best with children 8 years and up. To help him settle and relax in the home Biscuit is currently taking an anxiety medication called Trazodone. Adopters will be encouraged to talk to their vet before taking him off this medication. He is neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on vaccinations.
Since he thrives being in a home, Biscuit is going to stay with his foster family until his forever person comes along. If you're looking for a sweet, furry friend, please consider Biscuit! To meet Biscuit, email us a dog adoption application found at www.kyhumane.org . The adoption application can be sent to our foster coordinator at [email protected] . If you have any further questions, feel free to call 502-366-3355 ext 2260.
Did you know that every Kentucky Humane Society adoptable dog and cat comes with 30 days of free health insurance through PetFirst Health Insurance? Ask an adoption counselor for details.