Meet Baloo, he’s the kindest, gentlest big bear in the whole jungle!
Our sweet gentle giant Baloo is officially ready to accept adoption applications!
Baloo was pulled from the local city shelter NYC ACC in early-February. We pulled him after hearing rave reviews from every shelter staff member and volunteer, one of whom called him “everyone’s boyfriend.” And it’s true, he falls in love with every person he meets! His favorite activity is laying his giant head in your lap, followed by cuddling, and finishing up with snuggles.
Baloo has been fully vetted, vaccinated and neutered and is healthy! His age is estimated at 7, which we think seems right. He definitely doesn’t have puppy energy, but likes to take walks. He pulls a bit but is very responsive to commands and while he could use some leash walking refinement is certainly manageable, even given his size (80 lbs! We think it’s mostly his giant head!)
As with all dogs, we recommend a meet and greet between all family members, human and canine.
Baloo is both crate trained and house-trained (though a few accidents are normal as any dog settles in), however he doesn’t love the crate so an adopter should be willing to work with him if they plan on crating him (especially if there are other dogs in the home).
Baloo has received a 3-week professional training program at Instinct Dog Training, courtesy of Foster Dogs Inc. He walks beautifully on a Halti no-pull harness, and is obsessed with cream cheese (which the trainers told us is his favorite treat!).