10 lbs (small)
Status: Adopted

Silas is a small and scruffy terrier mix who’s the life of the party! From the doting dark eyes, shaggy hairdo, and adorably boopable nose, this pup will easily steal your girl. Can you really blame her though? A loyal pal through and through, Silas can’t wait to give you his undivided attention. He wants nothing more than your time and love, is a great listener, and is definitely not afraid of commitment! As an added bonus he will always say "Yes to going shopping or chilling on the couch to watch a movie together. Silas is sure to meet the approval of all your friends and family, as well as any other pups in your life, as he loves both people and dogs. Silas makes being a heartbreaker look effortless, meet him and experience his charm for yourself!

Here’s some notes from his foster:

We have had Silas for two full days now, so are beginning to get acquainted. Silas is a very loving, cuddly dog. He wants to be in constant contact, the closer the better as far as he is concerned. At the very least, he wants to be in the same room with you, but he will curl up in his bed and sleep as long as you are near. If he is briefly isolated he complains.

Silas has a great appetite. He eats his meals eagerly, and then looks for more. He has been enjoying a post-meal Kong, which I fill with a little more dog food. He loves treats, so will likely respond well to training sessions if they are offered.

Silas gets along well with other dogs. My dogs, who are not particularly friendly, tolerate him well.

Silas can walk on a leash, but definitely not in a straight line. He seems a bit stressed when he is on a walk, and tries to go into every house we pass. He did enjoy a trip to the Stern Grove dog park today though. He especially seemed to like meeting other dogs there.

We quickly discovered that Silas has a thing for shoes and socks. He likes to pick them up and carry them to his bed. So far, he hasn’t tried to chew them up, but we have put our shoes away just in case.

Potty-training is a work in progress. We have been taking Silas outside every couple of hours during the day, and once during the night. I have been taking him outside on a leash, even if only to our backyard, because he doesn’t do his business right away. I also started putting a jacket on him, as he seemed cold. Today that system worked; he had no accidents!

Silas does not seem to have a clear concept of stairs. He can go up stairs well, but stumbles coming down. I am not sure whether he has not been exposed to stairs, or if he has difficulty seeing them. Regardless, we have been blocking his access to stairs until we/he figure this out.

Because he likes closeness, he has been protesting a bit at bedtime when he has to sleep in a dog bed next to my bed. After a few false starts though, he will finally curl up and sleep soundly.

We’re delighted to report that Silas is currently in a loving and caring home!

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