Golden Boy

Adopt Sparky

Boy • 3 years old • Leo • white and brown coat marked with tiger stripe • 18kg • Mixed Breed

My story

My story

 “Bliss and joy Sparky unfolds; house of gold never gets old”—dressing like a ferocious tiger and posing himself as the king of the beast, yet underneath his disruptive coloration, there lies an affectionate, tender spirit. How could one resist such power of cuteness? In March 2024, Sparky was picked up by PACK Evaluator from Sanzhi Animal Shelter and started his new journey in PACK Academy. Telling from his earnest and trustful gaze, PACK believes Sparky once belongs to a family but somehow got abandoned. From time to time, Sparky gives out a chilled, inviting look, as if he’s saying, “hey bro, wanna hang out with me?” His presence is impossible to ignore! Due to countless days of living on the street, Sparky caught a tick-born disease. But don’t worry, he is under proper medical treatment and shows no serious sign of illness. If you ever come to the adoption event, don’t miss the chance to check out this lively golden boy!

Sparky

Personality

Sparky loves playing with people, but his playfulness will never get out of control. He’s got plenty of adorable moves to win over your heart. Other than being overly excited, Sparky displays even more degree of calmness and obedience, as though he is a trained bodyguard; while toward people, he lets his guard completely down because he is expecting a full-body massage, especially with some extra rub on his face. Sparky might get scared if a stranger suddenly raises up his/her arm over him; perhaps that reminds him of some unpleasant experience. Still, it takes only a few minutes to befriend Sparky. 

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Energy Levels

Mostly calm and composed; love to play with people.

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Temperament

Sparky approaches strangers without much hesitation because the world has so much to explore.

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Role

Sparky is good at following commands and completing tasks.

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Adaptability

Sparky has high adaptability; he knows where to chill when arriving to a new environment. 

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Foster Family Says

Sparky is quite even-tempered. He likes to jump on my laps and rest his head on my arm. That totally melts my heart! He has no problem with showering and enjoys grooming. He also begs for tickling.

Medical History

My health has been checked:

  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Microchipped
  • Vaccinated
  • Regular Worming Treatment

Sparky is diagnosed with a tick-borne disease; fortunately, he is currently under medical treatment and that has little impact on Sparky’s life.
My Behavior

My Behavior

Sparky knows how to chill wherever he goes, either new or familiar. He shows no interest nor aggression toward other animals. Perhaps, he gives all his attention to the opportunity of earning snack and food; and maybe that’s way he is able to complete all the tasks with ease and determination. Sparky taps his nose on people to ask for rubbing and cuddling, but please be gentle. Am overly exaggerated gesture could scare him.

My Behavior

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Tolerance Levels

At PACK Academy, we socialize our dogs by exposing them to different stimuli and recording their tolerance levels for each one. These oservations help us understand the dogs better, which then helps us find suitable homes for them.

Strangers

Sparky loves different forms of physical contact. Playing? Yes! Please.

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Dogs

Sparky usually shows no interest toward other dogs. But he will take on the role of maintaining the order of the group. That could be seen as an attention/favor seeking behavior.

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Cats

Sparky usually reacts indifferently toward cats.

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Kids

Sparky loves kids who do not make big and aggressive movement toward him.

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Noise

Sparky does not get upset by noise.

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Touch

Sparky loves to be petted, hugged, massaged, groomed as long as he is with his owner.

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Behavior observations

There are some common behavior issues that we see in dogs who have spent a significant amount of time in a shelter. We assess our dogs for these behaviors and provide training plans for adopters to help manage them.

Barking

While he was at Pack, Sparky would bark to keep the order.

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Separation Anxiety

So far, Sparky shows no significant degree of separation anxiety, yet he is very dependent on people. Therefore, it’s important to keep his emotion on check when returning and leaving home to avoid over-excitement.

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Aggression

Sparky shows no aggression.

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Resource Guarding

Sparky shows no resource guarding behavior.

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Destructive Chewing

Sparky has never destroyed anything.

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Obedience Training

Obedience training is critical for nurturing healthy dog-human relationships and having a well-behaving dog. Our dogs receive basic training at PACK Academy, which provides a foundation for communication between dog and human.

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Name

Sparky can recognize his name.

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Yes & No

Sparky understands Yes and No.

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Potty Trained

Sparky can potty outside.

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Good on Leash

Sparky loves to explore the outdoor. Sometimes, he might pull on leash, but that could be easily fixed with a reminder.

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Sit

Sparky understands sit.

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Down

Sparky understands down.

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Stay

Sparky understands stay.

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Come

Sparky understands come.

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Paw

Sparky is super good at shaking hands!