3 year old • Male • 17 lbs
Roo is a small, slender fellow with long legs, and is likely a min pin mix. He has a smooth, sleek back coat with handsome tan facial markings and tan boots, capped off with adorable flopover ears.
Roo is very sweet and cuddly once he gets to know you. He will snuggle up next to you and enjoys affection. However, he isn't going to let you know all of that right away!
When you first meet Roo, you will be a stranger. Roo is wary of strangers, and will bark at them. If you give him a chance to get to know you, he can be quite the charmer! This may not fully reveal itself until he has some time with you in your home. With IAR's adoption process, you will have the opportunity to spend some time with him in your home before committing. We can extend the trial period if he needs longer to get comfortable.
He prefers women, and is going to bond mostly with one person. He will need to be placed in a female only household, and it would be best for him to be in a household with just one female person. Because of his wariness, he will not do well in a household with children.
He likes to run and play in the yard. He also likes to dig. Although he is quite small, he has shown us that he can jump or scale a 4 foot fence. This has happened when he sees something on the other side he would like to chase (squirrel, deer), so he will need a tall, secure fence.
Roo seems comforted by the presence of other small dogs. He is more likely to approach a visitor once he sees that the other small dogs are approaching.
Roo is crate- and house-trained. He will sit patiently while you put on his halter or get ready to feed him. Roo is very smart, and he knows Sit, Come, Wait, and Stay.
Roo is in excellent health, microchipped, neutered, and heartworm negative.
Roo was surrendered to a local shelter when his family moved.
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.