Diezel continues to shine in his foster home. Up until a month or so ago, he was taking a couple car rides a week to go to new places and meet new people. He was doing fabulous going to the pet stores and visiting neighbors. Even though we haven’t been able to travel and visit new people over the last month, we are taking drives almost every night to go to new fun places to walk. When Deizel first gets to a new place, he still has a lot of nervous energy but settles down quickly into his walks. He is loving the warmer weather and enjoys every moment he has outside.
At the time of his last update, we weren’t recommending Diezel for small children or a household with a lot of people coming and going. We still think that is best for him, but he is making great progress with his impulse control/mouthiness when playing. He had to pause some of the work we were doing in getting him more comfortable with new people coming and going in the house, but we will start up again once we can have visitors again.
All in all, Diezel really is a joy to have around. He has been an easy foster dog, but he certainly isn’t boring. He can be goofy, shy, nosey, playful, sensitive, exuberant and stubborn – but no matter what part of his personality is showing, he LOVES HIS PEOPLE and LOVES TO SNUGGLE!
I tried to pick a few different pictures that show off his many sides; snuggling on the couch, entertaining himself with toys, walking/hiking, enjoying the outdoors, and our newest activity – practicing recall on a long leash outside.
Truth be told, not much has changed since Diezel’s last update. He continues to be a sweetheart and tops his foster mama’s list of easiest foster dogs. If you read Diezel’s last write-up, you might not think things could get much better – but they have! He is becoming such a brave little guy. While he does still like his routine and needs slow introductions, he enjoys weekly adventures to meet new people and see new places. His favorite adventures involve hiking and visiting neighbors. While he still has the nicknames of Happy-boy, Silly-willy, and Mr. Cuddles, the neighbors also call him Mr. Nosey because he is curious about everything. After he greets them, he happily prances about exploring everything before snuggling up on the couch next to his new friend. His favorite activity in the house is to cuddle on the couch with whoever happens to be sitting there or with his foster sister (an older female boxer mix). Although his foster mom thinks he is almost perfect (house trained, crate trained, dog-friendly, knows commands, takes treats/food gently), she does admit that he might not be perfect for every family. Deizel really does like having a routine and may not be a good fit for a family with young children. He still has crazy zoomie moments and can be a little mouthy in those rare moments. He also does not have a history with cats.
We just got the best update on Diezel from his foster mom! Here’s what she had to say: “The last update I gave you said that Diezel was showing his personality more each day. After a few more weeks, he has officially earned the nicknames Happy-boy, Silly-willy and Mr. Cuddles! I wish I had pages and pages to tell you about how wonderful he is, but the basics are that Diezel is easy to walk and he happily and calmly meets other dogs, regardless of their size or personality. He is a bit more cautious meeting people, but warms up quickly. Every morning, Diezel curls up in his crate for 10 minutes before I leave for work. Every afternoon, he calmly comes out of his crate, gives me gentle kisses, enjoys some ear rubs and butt scratches, and then does a five-minute zoomie around the house, grabbing toys and just being joyful. After our walk and dinner, he will spend the rest of the night playing with toys or snuggling on the couch. I think he would do well with most dogs or even as an only dog. The only must for him is a family who will take things slow in the beginning and give him time to shine. They won’t regret it! I have been fostering for a few years now and have had a bunch of boxers come into my home. Diezel is a six year old boxer mix who tops the list of “easy fosters” while at the same time keeping me entertained and busy with his antics when he is in “puppy/silly” mode. I have attached some pics that demonstrate why I gave him his “happy-boy” and “silly-willy” nickname as well as one that shows everyone how handsome he is!
Diezel was in the shelter for a month and it took him some time to come out of his shell. Diezel is one of those dogs who needed a foster home so he could shine. His personality is shining more with each day. Diezel has a sweet, silly, and playful personality. He has discovered the toy box and was very proud of himself. Diezel is doing great with his foster sister and has adjusted well to the routines in his home. We will continue to update Diezel’s page with his progress.
Diezel is a 5 yr old boy who is terrified after being left at the shelter by his family. He is wonderful with other dogs. His family indicated that Diezel is housebroken and good with children. He just arrived at his new foster home on Saturday. We will give Diezel some time to settle in so we can learn more about him and what kind of home Diezel would do best in.