Once he knows you, Dexter is an extremely cuddly dog. All he wants to do to is curl up in your lap. But while he'd be perfectly content to snuggle all day, he would also make a great hiking or walking partner. He's loved all the other dogs he has met at the Sanctuary and has been playful with all of them. Dexter was born in 2015 and came to Best Friends from a humane society in Vermont. He has lived in two homes previously, and in both of those homes he was nervous with some men and with new people coming into his space. Dexter would do best if properly introduced to people before they enter his home.
At the Sanctuary, Dexter has been perfect with everyone he's been introduced to, both male and female. He is still cautious of strangers approaching, and he does get nervous in new places but his caregivers are taking him to new places and introducing him to new people to help him gain confidence. Because of his history, Dexter would do best in an adult-only home. Although he will need some time to adjust to a new living situation, he will make a wonderful companion for a dog savvy and understanding person.