5 year old • Male • 22 lbs
Fitzgerald is a beautiful dark brindle with a black mask and a little puppy chunk to his belly. His ears perk all the way up to let you know he is alert. He is long and lean (except for the puppy belly!)
Fitzgerald is a happy, outgoing and playful puppy. Fitzgerald loves to play and especially with his brother (Cheech) or his foster brothers. He is easily entertained with any canine and enjoys human playtime just as much. He is a social butterfly, showing no fear or timidness with any new situation or people. With puppy energy, he loves a good game of tug, chase or keep-away with his canine friends and squeaky toys are his favorite! Once he has been tired out, your lap is where he might find himself for a good ear scratch and to gaze into your eyes while he falls asleep. Fitzgerald will do well in a home with or without other animals. He loves to see you come through the door to get him from his crate and is especially happy in the morning. His tail always seems to be moving. Fitzgerald does well in his crate overnight, has done outstanding with potty training and has shown that he is a smart guy who will learn quickly. He is highly food motivated which should make training a fun experience for him and his owner.
Following a rough start in life, Fitzgerald is at a healthy weight and is going through all standard deworming and shot protocols
Fitzgerald (and his brother, Cheech) were rescued on the side of the road by a couple of good samaritans before being accepted into our foster program.
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.