Age: 3 years
Breed: Potcake mix
Colour: White with beige and brown markings
Neck size (for collar):
Chest circumference (for harness): Height (from top of head):
Length (from nose to base of tail):
Crate size recommended: Medium
Good with women: Yes, shy at first
Good with men: Yes, shy at first
Good with kids: Yes
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: He does not like to be crated
Energy level: Low-medium
Can be handled/touched: Yes, loves cuddling
Flight risk: We consider all our dogs to be a flight risk until their adoptive families are 100% familiar with them and the dogs are used to their new environment. May be skittish around traffic - please see backstory below.
Food aggressive: No
Current food: Varies, based on what the shelter has on hand
Walks on leash: Yes, he loves long walks
Leash reactive to people or dogs: No
Rides well in car: Yes
Needs a home with a yard: Yes
Needs a home with another dog: No, he prefers people
Can live in an apartment: Yes
Backstory: Ikal was rescued on June 7, 2022 after our shelter received a call that 2 dogs had been hit by a car on a busy road in downtown Merida, Mexico. He and the other dog were rushed to the emergency vet clinic where they were treated for trauma. Luckily, Ikal didn’t have any broken bones, but was unable to move (likely because he was in shock) and his left eye had popped right out of his head. Thankfully, the emergency vets were able to reposition his eye. Ikal was hospitalized for 15 days and his prognosis was guarded for the first week. He started eating, drinking and moving by himself after about a week. Apart from very limited vision in his left eye, he has made a full recovery.
Ikal’s favourite thing to do is crawl into his favourite cubby-hole in our shelter and chill. He gets along with other dogs - he lives in a pack of approximately 20 dogs, both male and female - but definitely prefers human company. He’ll have the odd play here and there with one of his doggy friends, but definitely prefers to chill out and relax. Given his traumatic past, he may not react well to busy, noisy streets, like in a downtown core.
Ikal is a gentle, friendly, low-medium energy, easy to train dog. He is shy and timid at the beginning but soon becomes playful and confident. He loves cuddling and walking with people and enjoys long distance walking.