Each week, the Independent highlights an animal available for adoption at Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton. This week we feature an 8-year-old male German shepherd/mixed breed named Shark.
Here is Baypath’s description of Shark:
“Meet Shark! This handsome gentleman traveled from warm waters in Florida all the way to New England. But don’t be intimidated by his name, he is an old sweetie who is ready to retire.
“Shark would like to live with teenagers or adults. He is very friendly! He has possible hip dysplasia and we wouldn’t want young kids jumping all over his hind end, since it hurts
“He will need a place to curl up and get warm during the cold New England winters. He has a great energy level — happy to go for walks and play, but also happy to lounge around and spend time with people!
“He loves to play with toys! So far, his favorites are squeaky tennis balls! Did we say he loves to play ball? It’s his favorite game!
“He’s a smart boy! He knows ‘sit’ and walks great on leash! Shark seems to be both house trained and crate trained. He is food motivated! Shark loves to keep his mind busy with fun food puzzles.
“Shark is a healthy guy! Our vet thinks he is 5-8 years old. We know, that’s a big range! We just don’t know for sure. He has joint disease due to his breed, but otherwise he is in fabulous shape!
“He is great with dogs! Shark likes to walk and play with other dogs! We don’t think he wants to share his home with a cat. Shark is happiest when he is with people! Shark does well going for car rides!”