9 year old • Male • 12 lbs
Fenwick is a handsome boy with a glossy black coat and an adorable little white bib. He is a sturdy pup, who will probably be around 40 to 50 pounds full grown.
Fenwick is a loving pup who started life out a bit on the shy side. He was not totally convinced that new people he met would treat him kindly. Today he is much more confident, and adores his foster family. His foster mom has enjoyed watching him transition from a handshy little guy, to a trusting pup who always takes a moment to leap in her lap for a cuddle, even when the puppy games get pretty wild in his foster home. Fenwick is the kind of dog who will offer a special bond with his adopters. When you bring Fenwick into your home, you are bringing home a loyal, adoring companion for life.
Fenwick is up to date on all vaccines, and is on flea and heartworm preventative. His neuter is scheduled.
Fenwick's future did not always look so bright. He came from a home where his litter was unplanned, and his family was 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 swealtering 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.