Zoomer Radio Pet of the Week: Gumaro

May 20, 2021

By Valerie Massie

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Gumaro comes with 4 free training sessions!

Gumaro is a 2 year & 8 month old mixed breed silly bean of a pup with enough pep for everyone in the crew and then some. He’s a grip it and rip it type who’s very into chasing waves, crankin tunes, and racing you to that post over there.

Gumaro loves to run and run until he can’t run anymore. Gumaro has sustained 2 injuries to his hind legs, one of which that has been operated on. Can you imagine how frustrating this would be for an ants-in-your-pants boy like Gumaro? This guy’s got one speed: fast! He has since completely recovered from these injuries but the restricted exercise was really tough for him as he didn’t have an outlet for his high levels of energy. He couldn’t run and play with other people and dogs and that has resulted in some leash reactivity.

Gumaro loves greeting other people on his walks. Thing is, you can’t always get what you want. Especially when you’re on a leash! When he can’t say hello to people or other dogs, he can become quite frustrated. Frustrated to the point of barking and even lunging towards whoever he wants to see. This is something we are working on with him and is something he’ll need to continue working on in his new home. Unfortunately, due to the location of our shelter and with Gumaro being in and out of foster homes we have not seen much change in his behaviour. There is too much going on for him and he becomes over stimulated very quickly. He is a very keen boy and will, in the right environment and with the right people, learn super fast.

Gumaro came to us as a puppy in July 2019, he hasn’t had it easy in his short life but he is determined to find his forever home. The ideal home for Gumaro would be a family with a very active lifestyle. He would love to have a house with a fenced yard so that he can run around, play & exhaust his energy. He would do best in a home outside of city limits or in a very quiet neighbourhood where his reactivity and exposure to triggers can be properly managed. His ideal humans have experience with high energy breeds while understanding (and being prepared to address) his tendency to jump up and shout when he doesn’t get to run around freely. He is in need of some training and people who will be committed to work through his crazy puppy energy in a positive way.

He could go home with older children so long as they are calm and considerate of his energetic personality. He would prefer to be the only pet in your home – no other dogs or cats, please!

This boy is full of life and love. He’s got such a fun personality. He’ll never say no to an adventure and will never leave your side once he gets to know you. He is just looking for: structure, routine, and a loving family to help guide him.

What are you waiting for? Start the adoption process here: https://www.torontohumanesociety.com/adopt-a-pet/adoption-process

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