Intake Date: 11/24/2021
Origination Place: Owner surrender
Last Update: 03/09/2022
Age: 7 years
Weight: 21 lbs.
Energy Level: Medium with spurts of spunky
Color & Markings: Black brindle
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Homes with children under 8 can be considered: Yes
Object aggression: None
Special Needs: Dry eye; IVDD
Medications: Eye meds daily; monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes, but has accidents due to IVDD
Physical Fence Required: Strongly preferred
My likes: I enjoy snacks, toys (mostly chew toys, but I basically want all the toys), cuddling, sleeping in the bed with the people, and being the center of attention. I love attention!
My dislikes: I don’t like being in my crate for long periods. I’ll do it, but I don’t like it.
I get along with: Everyone! Dogs, cats, people, whoever—but they have to acquiesce that I’m the Boss Applesauce. I’ll nicely remind them with a little shoulder bump if they forget.
My ideal home: I'll need a home where I can be helped up the stairs on the days I have troubles; some days my legs give me problems so I struggle a bit with steps and need help to get on the couch with my people. A fenced-in yard would be nice, as I like to roam the yard and smell every little smell. If there are other dogs in the house, I'd probably do best with ones that are laid-back and neutral, because I like to be in charge and am not afraid to show it. Let's just say I'm a confident and expressive guy! Can anyone tell me what “Little Man Syndrome” is? My foster mom says I have that, whatever that means. Who knows!
My ideal adopter: I need a family who understands the issues that come with IVDD. I’ve started acupuncture, and so far it’s definitely helping with the symptoms.
Additional info you might want to know about me: My foster family says I am the sweetest and most loving guest that they have had. I haven’t heard the exact words, but I am sure that means I’m the greatest of all time. I already know.
I am affectionate, crate trained, I don’t beg for food (as much as l LOVE food), walk well on a leash, and am perfect on car rides. I don’t chew things I’m not supposed to chew. I am excellent when it’s time for my eye meds; I need them three times per day, but it’s a breeze. It just gives you more opportunity to look at my pretty face!
My perfect family will have lots of love, cookies, toys, and cuddles for me. I like (very short) leash walks, but really enjoy being outside exploring the yard. I also love going places in the car (particularly if there are French fries involved!).
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