Meet Puck
Animal ID 45447002 
Species Dog 
Breed Mixed Breed, Large (over 44 lbs fully grown)/Mix 
Age 4 years 1 month 2 days 
Gender Male 
Size Large 
Color Brindle/White 
Declawed No 
Site Seattle Animal Shelter 
Location Foster Care 
Puck is in a foster home, and is currently not at the shelter. Please find info below on how to adopt him, thanks.

I'm Puck, and I'm a Very Good Boy. Like everyone, I have some quirks but that just makes me more interesting. When we meet, it will take me a little while to get comfortable with you - but here's a hint - bring treats and before long I'll show you a trick and shake your hand! At about four years old, I'm very handsome with my brindle coat and floppy expressive ears. Based on my body shape, I may be part Greyhound...I'm a fast runner with quick reflexes and I love to hunt for small critters outside.

My foster mom says I'm a sensitive soul with a sweet gaze that will melt your heart. I'm very affectionate and great at snuggling and especially giving kisses (or cleaning your ears if they need that)! I'm still working hard on my relaxation techniques, but loud noises and sudden movements can startle me, so an adult-only home or ones with older teens would be best. I have made great progress though and want to continue that work with my forever family.

Looking at my svelte physique, you might not guess that I have a healthy appetite. Apparently, I have what they call a high metabolism... Even more surprising, I love all kinds of fruits and veggies, and will even eat parsley and dandelions out of the yard. Leftover kale or broccoli? I'm your man! Nail trimming? No sweat - give me some celery or carrot sticks to munch and I don't mind the Dremel at all. I love rolling around on the floor and will try to do yoga with you. I love to wrestle with my toys and romp joyously around the backyard. Learning new tricks is easy because I'm a smart pooch. I think treats are amazing, and also love lots of praise and touch. I now think the car is pretty great, so you can take me with you on errands and to fun places to explore. And I'm getting more comfortable staying by myself-I can now stay home alone for 3-4 hours without getting stressed.

My ideal environment would be a house with a large fully fenced yard on a quiet neighborhood street. Apartment living is not for me, as a busy apartment complex contains too many surprises, both 2-legged and 4-legged. I'm not so fond of the dogs, (I can get kinda worked up when I see one) so I prefer to be your only canine, please. I did live with a cat in a prior home, and we slept together-so a cat housemate is a possibility with proper, slow introductions. I'm very attentive to my person on walks, and will thrive with your guidance if we encounter things that make me uncomfortable. Am I a little more work than some other dogs? Sure. Am I worth it? Absolutely! Let's get started on our new life together!

HOW TO ADOPT - Please fill out a Dog Adoption Application, available at and email it to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foster Dog Program at

IMPORTANT NOTE: Many of our dogs will receive numerous applications, and the Seattle Animal Shelter asks for your patience during the process of finding the very best match. If you have questions about this dog that have not been answered above, please contact us at If you would like to arrange to meet this dog, you must submit an adoption application. Thank you!