Lilo is an imposing Standard Poodle who arrived at Animatch because his family realized that they were simply not the best match for this adolescent boy. On arrival, we quickly discovered that he needed some special attention because of certain behaviours.
What better place for a “make over” than FIC. With their attention and guidance, and that of the students who attend the school, Lilo is on the right path. In no way does this mean that the family who adopts him will have a perfectly trained dog – the rest of the journey lies in the hands of his new guardians.
Lilo has improved tremendously over the past few months; nevertheless, we all agree that he needs an experienced, adult family who is ready to continue training with positive reinforcement. Applicants often feel that they do not need to do training as they have had many dogs over the years and they know exactly what to do! What they fail to realize is that the training is just as much for the human – they will be trained on how to train Lilo. Animatch cannot allow him to be adopted by someone who does not appreciate all the work that has been put into this dog simply because they feel that they have “trained” dogs before.
Lilo is an intelligent fellow who must exercise his mind as well as his body. He may have some little quirks but so do most humans! Lilo will shine as the only pet in an energetic, on-the-go family. Since resource guarding has been an issue in the past, an adult home would best suit him. He may have a few quirks, but he’s okay with you having a few too! He certainly has the desire to learn all that you want to teach him if you are game! Sound like a pretty good deal? If you have all that it takes to adopt Lilo, please fill in the application and tell us about yourself.
Please note that due the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to all applicants and ONLY those being considered will be contacted. We thank you for your understanding. The adoption application link is posted below and the adoption process is outlined on the website. Animatch asks that you read the Adoptee’s bio in its entirety before applying to ensure you meet the requirements for the dog.