Personality Color: orange

Orange dogs are likely young, energetic, and enthusiastic with lots of love to give! They will thrive with regular exercise, and some training classes would be a good idea. These dogs would be a great companion for an active person who enjoys running or hiking in the park. Fenced-in yard a plus!
  • young
  • male

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One week after Valentine’s day and still waiting for your boyfriend to show up with flowers? Socks would never disappoint you like that! An affectionate and eager to please boy, he’s the perfect one for anyone willing to offer him belly rubs and scritches. Socks is currently learning how to safely play with other dogs but he’s doing really well. He can be quite anxious here at the shelter but after being taken on hikes around Durham, we saw a confident and calm side of our silly guy. He does not do well with feline friends or small dogs and needs some time to warm up, but that’s understandable since he was found as a stray and has spent the past 4+ months here at the shelter. Please consider adopting Socks today, or at least think about it!

Kids: 10+ due to anxious nature, sometimes worried by strangers

Dogs: slow and careful intros, meet and greet recommended

Socks recently spent some time out of the shelter, here’s what the humans had to say about him:

I took Socks out for a hike today at Eno River and we had the best time. He was great in the car, relaxing in the back with a toy and treat. He is a wonderful hiking companion: he kept a good pace, was so excited to meet and greet other hikers, and was very calm when we saw other dogs on the trail, waiting patiently for them to walk by us. He got many compliments which is not surprising because he is an adorable, well-behaved gentle guy. He was so happy to be on the trail and explore a new area. He also got a pup cup which I think was his favorite part of the adventure. Socks is the man!

Here’s what his current foster has to say about him:

Wonder dog, Socks, who seems to have a big fan club, has been enjoying a break at my house. He has been great. He is house trained and has had no accidents. He seems to have no separation anxiety. In fact, it is just the opposite. He quietly and patiently waits his turn in my dog rotation. He seems very happy and grateful for any walk, attention, and food that he gets. Socks is smart and loves to train and learn new things. He already knows sit, down, paw and come. He really likes his crate and will go in if I say “crate”. We are working on touch. And as a bonus he loves to snuggle.