Approx Birthday: Nov 20 2020 Sex: Male Breed: Formosan Mountain Dog x Saluki Weight: 18 kg Length (head to toe) 67 cm Height (chest to base of tail) 64 cm Spayed/Neutered? Yes?
Special need: N/A Previous Injury: N/A Food Type: Kibble Food Brand: Various Eating Habit: Twice a day
Leash Manners: Pulls on leash Current Walking Habit: 3 times a day Crate Trained? Yes Potty Habit: Outdoor Basic Commands: Sit Ever been Alone in Home: Been alone without people but with dogs, short periods alone by himself
Kid Friendly: 4/5 Needs time to warm and be petted and handled. Approaches and is curious
Dog Friendly: 3/5 Actively invites small dogs to play but not aware of his own size, is insecure with bigger dogs and tends to bark/is quite cautious
Cat Friendly: 3/5 Likes cats but doesn’t pick up on them needing space and can chase. Will need a confident cat companion
Barking: 3/5 Barks at other dogs, especially when he’s not feeling confident. Barks when he wants attention/food Chewing: 2/5 Chews when bored. Separation Anxiety: 1/5 No separation anxiety
Fear for Adult Men: 2/5 Needs some time around 10-15 min to be touched or handled. Can be walked. May flinch and jump slightly when touched but no aggression. Will approach to say hello sometimes.
Fear for Strangers: 2/5 Needs some time around 10-15 min to be touched or handled. Can be walked. May flinch and jump slightly when touched but no aggression. Will approach to say hello sometimes.
Fear for Traffic: 1/5 Will flinch slightly at the sound of bigger trucks, no other issues
Activity Level: 2/5 Has intense spurts of energy but can be lazy. Is known to lay down mid-walk when he wants a break.
Velcro Level: 2/5 Likes being around people but enjoys his own space. Will ask for cuddles and pets when he wants them
Prey Drive: 2/5 Can co-habitate. Very interested and might want to touch, sniff, bite in ways that small animals dislike
The rescuer saw a post on Facebook on March 15 2021 about a tiny little pup alone in an abandoned vegetable farm. He had such sad eyes. The rescuer drove to the vegetable farm and found him. Lucas approached cautiously and took treats from the rescuer’s hand but would not let her touch him. After around 10 minutes, the rescuer finally managed to put the leash on him, and Lucas followed her home without any protests. When Lucas got home, he was so happy to see all the dogs. He’s especially loving towards the cats and wants to play with the kitties all the time. He is still a little cautious with people but since his move to Vancouver has shown more interest and will even go up to people to say hello. Lucas is such a sweet, loving boy. He likes to wake up his foster parents with a wet snoot to the face and sloppy kisses, and you can tell he’s happy when he starts wagging his tail in a windmill fashion, which has been known to continuously whack against the wall/floor and knock things over from time to time! We know if given time, he will grow into a confident doggo! The first few days when he was rescued, he’s so malnourished that he pooped only dirt and grass. Such a sweet boy deserves a loving home!