3 year old • Male • 65 lbs
Rainbow is black with white on his chest and toes. He has a big old lovely blocky head and is very muscular. While he currently weighs about 65 lbs, he will likely top out around 75-80 lbs once he reaches his healthy, maximum weight.
Rainbow is a great goofball and a big cuddlebug. He loves snuggling and giving kisses. He also loves kids (we're saying only older kids). Rainbow quickly learned house-training. He has not taken to being crated in his foster home so will need a home in which crating is not necessary and/or with humans who are willing to slowly work on this skill. He is a super smart fellow and lets you know when he has to go out, by either sitting at the door and looking up at you or walking back and forth near the door. He knows Sit, Shake (with either front foot), Lie Down, Out (like if you want him to go out of a room), and we're working on Come. He wants to please his people more than anything! He's never ruined anything in the home, and doesn't even bother my kids' toys! Rainbow loves any kind of ball (they need to be very sturdy!).
Rainbow is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. He is heartworm positive and is receiving a gentle protocol: for the first month--28 days of doxycyline and twice per month Heartgard, continuing with the twice per month Heartgard. This method gradually clears the heartworm infection without the need for excessive confinement. Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using this method. Until the dog tests negative, some exercise restrictions apply: The dog shouldn't be allowed to run or to play with other dogs (which gets their heart rate up), or be walked in excessive heat (and no more than 20-30 minutes), but can do most normal activities.
Rainbow was found as a stray and taken to a rural shelter.
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.