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Joel is a fawn male greyhound mix estimated to have been born in 2021. He was found as a stray near the Palmer landfill. Joel successfully completed his Ehrlichia treatment. 

Joel is a kind tender-hearted boy who has really warmed up in our home. If you want a pup that is looking for his forever person(s) this guy is the best. Give this boy some loving pets, snuggles and he’ll perk right up. He truly wants to find his bonded people and will blossom beyond imagination with that connection and love.

The vets say he’s between 2-3 years old, though once he warms up to his surroundings, he has the quirky spunk of a puppy. He enjoys spending time in the yard, playing with his toys and tennis balls, and practicing his zoomies. With the nice weather right now, we’ve left the door open for him to come and go and keep an eye out for squirrels. He would likely really love to have a little yard to call his own. His foster sister has shared her love of collecting socks; they both agree they are prizes to be admired, not destroyed. He’s been a very easy-going housemate to his greyhound foster sister. They love to play and wrestle a bit in the mornings and walk beautifully together. He really likes her company overall, and that socialization has been great for him, though I think he would be fine as an only dog as well. So far, he seems fine with any other pups in the neighborhood, but not so much the outdoor cats on our block. With indoor cats, he wants to play and would need to be with the right kitty in a home.

He’s still learning what a home life is all about and the typical neighborhood sights and noises. We give strangers a wide clearance as he’s still a bit avoidant of folks he doesn’t know. That being said, he is perfectly calm and uncaring about inclement weather, other dogs barking, or any other natural noise. He’s not particularly food motivated, nor does he seem to be into counter surfing. Joel is the most gentle treat-taker you’ll ever meet. He loves his big fluffy bed and prefers it to anything else furniture-wise in the house. He loves having his safe space to come home to after a walk around the neighborhood. Although he likes his peace and quiet, he’s chosen not to take to the crate at this time. I think his freedom around the house is more valuable and he’s adapted beautifully to potty walks and going outside. Once he has trust in his schedule, he’s fully housebroken. We trust him completely to be left alone even for a few hours.

Joel's Foster Family