Young, adorable relationship-building dog needs to find his forever home!! Jax is a 4 year-old, lean 32 lb. Australian Cattle Dog mix who has been in foster care for most of his life. He is inherently fearful and needs to build trust through time & patience with a dog-savvy adopter, but he's so sweet, loving, and loyal, and builds such a strong bond once he does, it's worth every minute. He's very easily managed without any medications or special equipment. He's super intelligent, house-trained, does not mark or lift his leg, knows how to use a doggie door, and knows lots of commands. He's also vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered. He has lived with two medium/large dogs and can potentially live with other appropriate, tolerant medium dogs if introduced properly. He does not seem fond of small dogs. He has also lived with cats and is fine with mellow ones. He will bark at those who tend to move erratically or show fear of dogs. He has also lived with foster kittens and has done very well, as they have no fear or apprehension. Jay has been around older, dog-savvy kids but would not be the ideal pet for a first-time dog owner. His ideal home would be fairly relaxed but with an active lifestyle & fenced yard. He is partially muzzle-trained for situations which could be too stressful for him (vet visits, exposure to unfamiliar people in new environments, etc.) but does well when introduced to new people in a safe, familiar environment. He loves to go for long walks and hikes, fetch tennis balls, chew on bones and toys, find toys or food, and work for treats. He can also entertain himself well and does not appear to have any separation anxiety or similar issues. He just needs a place to call his own, where he feels safe and comfortable. He will require a couple of visits in order to establish a relationship before going to his new home. Please call 818.632.6735 or email Kristin@svptv.com to meet this sweet boy!!