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Hello, I'm Moe, the adorable 11-month-old Black Lab mix who's ready to find my forever home. I may be a puppy, but I come with a unique set of characteristics that make me special. Let's get to know each other better!
Yes, I'm irresistibly cute, and my charming puppy eyes will surely melt your heart. I absolutely love playing with other dogs. In fact, having a dog buddy helps boost my confidence and makes me more comfortable in new situations. I've had a bit of a rollercoaster ride in my young life, with multiple transitions and not much consistency. So, during my first few weeks in my new home, it's important to give me time to decompress and adjust. My world should be small and predictable initially, with limited exposure to new people, dogs, or places. I'm sensitive to changes in my environment and can easily become overwhelmed. I need a patient and understanding adopter who can keep my world controlled and manageable. Please avoid big gatherings or visits to busy places during my settling-in period. It's essential to let me approach and initiate interactions, and never force me into situations I'm uncomfortable with. I might have missed out on proper socialization as a young pup, which can make me uncomfortable around new people, places, or things. Any socialization experiences I have in the future should be positive and allow me to opt-out if I'm not comfortable. It's crucial for my adopter to read my body language and respect my boundaries. I may initially avoid or shy away from touch, and it's important not to force interactions. I might not be ready for petting right away, so adopters should be prepared to wait for me to initiate contact. The concept of petting consent is essential, allowing me to approach and decide the pace of our interactions. Being a puppy means I need the usual puppy-proofing, appropriate toys to chew on, mental and physical stimulation, a consistent routine, and careful supervision in the home. Due to my fearfulness, activities like walks or outdoor potty breaks may need to be delayed until I'm more comfortable and confident.
I thrive in the company of other dogs, so having a confident, mature dog roommate who can tolerate my puppy energy is ideal. We'll need to meet before we go home together to ensure compatibility. I haven't been around cats before, but I might be able to live with a quiet, dog-savvy cat after a careful introduction. If there are kids in my new home, they should be old enough to follow instructions, help with training, and understand my body language.
In summary, I'm a loving and playful puppy who needs a patient and understanding adopter willing to help me build confidence and provide a secure, loving environment. If you're up for the challenge and ready to welcome me into your family, let's meet and see if we're a perfect match!