Stax is a goofy, lovable hound dog who loves going new places and smelling new things. He is wonderful in the car and only pulls a little bit on leash when he sees interesting things like insects and lizards. He has a big bark and is reactive to people, but he either loves everyone right away or within several minutes of being around them (especially if they have treats). He currently lives in a kitchen at Dogtown so he can practice meeting new people every day.
Born in 2016, Stax is most at ease when he can be around his people on a comfy couch. Otherwise he whines a little bit until he settles down. When he meets new dog friends he can come on a little strong, but once he gets a good sniff in, Stax is generally happy just hanging out and having a fellow dog friend to sniff around with.
Stax has anxiety and would do best in an active home where he can keep his body and mind busy. His previous person said that he showed aggression toward other dogs in the home and that Stax ate clothing and toys and has had to have surgery to remove obstructions. He has not shown these behaviors at the Sanctuary.
Stax has lived with cats in the past and passed a cat test at Sanctuary. However, he prefers his feline friends to be indoors. Once they are outside they become more interesting.
Stax will need a patient person who is willing to continue helping him work on his challenges, such as overcoming barrier reactivity, learning to ignore lizards and insects and keeping all four of his feet on the floor, even when there is something interesting on the counter.