Hi! My Name Is Simba

We're happy to tell you that Simba has a new furever home.
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Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Simba. He is a 14-month-old and as per his DNA results, it 1/2 Belgian Malinois and 1/4 Border Collie, 1/4 Redbone Coonhound. He weighs about 80lbs and is very tall. He is still growing so may reach 90lbs is our estimate. He has medium length fur. He was found as a stray. Simba is a lovely boy. He was found as a puppy having the flaps of his ears chopped off, a portion of his tail and the bridge of his nose having second-degree burns. His hearing is perfectly fine and he had no health issues. He was given the name of Simba due to the way his ears now resemble "Simba" from the Lion King! Simba was adopted out in July but brought back in December as the daughter decided to quit work and go back to school. With both parents working full time and the daughter in school sometimes until 7 at night, crated for that long was of no benefit to Simba. The family realized he needed a place to run, not being crated all day long, though he was good as gold in a crate. Simba has been on Performatrin Chicken and Rice since his arrival into our Rescue as he cannot handle any grain-free foods. We also give Simba a bit of canned food and warm water mixed into his meals. He is fed twice daily. This fellow loves to play outside. He loves water, rain, snow, playing with sticks and other dogs. He is quite low energy for an adolescent. He gets warm easily so if he gets up on the bed, he jumps off after awhile. Currently, he sleeps in a crate though it is not necessary. He is housebroken and paper trained. He loves attention but is not overbearing in the slightest. He has so much adoration for children. He no longer mouths when he is excited. Simba doesn't jump up on people. He needs more work on a leash but loves going out and meeting people. He's a chewer currently so he requires crating when the family is not home. He does well traveling in a car, best on an empty stomach The ideal home would be one with a large yard or a farm. He loves to lay outside chewing on a stick and toys. He doesn't require an active lifestyle other than a walk each day but he would thrive going to a cottage or beach where he could swim. He is good with resident socialized dogs but doesn't like cats. Simba is neutered, HW tested negative up to date with vaccines. A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance are mandatory to apply for Simba. A farm or a home with acreage would be considered without fencing depending on the dynamics of the home.