Pet of the Week: Spike

Each week, we feature a Pet of the Week available for adoption from K9 Stray Rescue League in Oxford. As of today, Spike has been with the K9 Stray Rescue League for 197 days! We’ve featured Spike before, and we think a family has to be out there for this young (1-3 years) 50 lb. pit mix.

Here is a little note from Spike:

My foster family says that I am definitely a puppy at heart! I love training and learning new things. My foster family has been working to teach me to stay focused and not be so excitable. If there are any kids in your home I would do best with 13 and above.

I am highly food motivated. Food grabs my intention instantly! I tend to gulp my food down real fast so my foster family got me a slow feeder to slow me down and savor the flavor. My foster family says I am doing so much better. I also will sit and take treats (or fruit) nicely when offered.

There are no pets in my foster home but I seem to like other dogs. I can be a little energetic when I meet new dogs. If you have another dog, we can do a meet and greet and see how we do together.

When my foster family leaves the house, I am crated. I do well in my crate. I go in with no issues and relax fast. Sometimes I even go in there to rest throughout the day. When time for bed, I will even put myself to bed in my crate. I do well sleeping in my there all night.

I love pretty much all toys and bones. I will give them up if asked. I can be a little rough on my toys so I will need some tough ones. I can’t help having fun with them. I really enjoy a kong with peanut butter in it. Tug of war with a rope toy is one of my more favorite games to play.

I have met a few guests. That has been really fun for me. I do tend to get a little excited and want to greet everyone with a big hug. I am working on keeping my feet on the floor when guests come over. I am getting pretty good at it.

I tend to want to set the pace for walking… I like moving a little faster. Fast walking and the occasional jog has been fun for me. I’m working on healing and walking at a slower pace. I just can’t wait to get going.

I have learned sit and leave it really well. I love to hear the excitement in my foster parents’ voices when I do it right. Wait, stay, down, all down, potty, me first (through doors), and come I am getting pretty good at. I’d love to learn more and continue training with you in your home.

I can’t wait to meet you!


Interested in adopting Spike? Get more details here.