9 year old • Male • 8 lbs
Sawyer is a black and white spotted cutie pie! He has a silky cocker spaniel coat, and big, soulful spaniel eyes, that are sure to melt your heart!
Sawyer is a cuddle bug, who is never tired of "lap time" with his foster family. He loves to run and play with his three siblings, but is more than happy to take a break and be held and cuddled like a baby in your arms. He is a smart little fellow, and likes to be the boss at puppy playtime. He would do best in a home where he is an only dog, and can soak up all the lime light. He is gentle, as far as puppies go, but he does have sharp little puppy teeth, so he would be best placed in a home with adults or older children. Sawyer is a very nice combination of playful and mellow.
Sawyer is up to date on all his vaccinations, and on flea and heartworm preventative. He is scheduled to be neutered.
Sawyer's future did not always look very bright. He came from a home where his litter was unplanned, and his family was very ill prepared to care for six extra mouths to feed. The pups lived in a tiny wire crate outdoors in the hot summer sun, with only a small tarp to ward off the sweltering heat. Food and water did not always come, and the pups had a heavy parasite burden. A concerned IAR volunteer saw their plight and was able to convince the family that the pups needed a chance to find their own homes. Fortunately, the mother and father dog will be spayed and neutered to prevent any future unwanted litters.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.