Current Foster Update - Kumar is great dog. Very affectionate to his people. Protective when confronted by strangers. Very obedient and loves to play with toys. Loves daily walks and likes to be near his people. Loves going for rides. Gets along great with other dogs and is very considerate of their things. A pleasure to have in your home.
Prior foster update: Once Kumar gets to know you he is very affectionate and loving. Perfectly happy lounging on his own or near his people. Very easy going and really no problem at all to take care of. Loves to go for walks and car rides and is great doing both. Likes to play with his toys, but not early in the morning. Not a "morning dog", likes to sleep in a little. If you want to have a TV watching buddy he is definitely your dog. A pleasure to have around and no trouble at all.”
More about him from his foster: Moderately active, Leash trained, Does well in a car, Likes toys, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Gentle & Goofy!
Like most of our Streetdogs, Kumar has had a rough start in life. In this case, rougher than most. Kumar was hit by a car and left for dead. A kind lady saw this and ran to his aid. She loaded him in her car and took him to the animal hospital. Kumar had several broken bones, including a particularly nasty compound fracture of his leg. He still bears the scars of this injury today.
It became evident right away that Kumar had been beaten; apparently often, and by one or more men. He was wary of women, but Kumar had no trust at all for men. It took over a year to get this boy rehabilitated,
Kumar was born in 2012 and is a Shepherd/Canaan mix. He is a big lovable pup with a lot of personality! He loves to play outside and go on walks and car rides. Kumar is very trusting and loyal to “his” humans, but can be shy with new people. He enjoys quiet time, and would be best with a family without children and a calm home. His foster says that he loves kitties, and squeaky toys! Don’t worry- he waits until the morning alarm rings to start squeaking his favorite toy. He also loves to be brushed and even vacuumed! His foster mom says “He is really one of the most loving, trusting dogs I've ever met."
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Behaviors not listed have yet to be tested.